It is almost time for the 99th annual Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair. Opening Thursday, February 23 and running through Sunday, March 5, 2023, the excitement is building each day as we move closer to opening the gates.
Whether you are planning on joining us as an exhibitor or a visitor, you are sure to be in for great fun as we continue to build a bigger and better fair for your family to enjoy. We strive to offer our community a safe, fun place where anyone can enjoy time escaping the ordinary while enjoying family valued entertainment and great affordable family promotions. Be sure to check our Gate & Ride Specials Page as it will be updated soon so that you can see what days work best for your family and friends to come enjoy a day at the fair. All of our entertainment is free throughout the fair everyday, so be sure to check out our daily schedules for entertainment and livestock schedules so that you don’t miss a beat of what is going on at the fair.
For the most up to date information and happenings, make sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram (soon coming Pinterest & Youtube). You won’t want to miss any of the exciting events that happen during the fair or throughout the year at the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair Grounds / The Lee Civic Center.
The primary purpose of the Fair is to provide a place to display livestock, agriculture, crafts and the like in a safe, family-oriented environment. The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair is a special annual event of very limited duration, with a specific objective of providing thousands of attendees an educational and entertainment experience, serving a main audience of family and youth, in a safe, family-oriented environment.
**PURCHASE OR ACCEPTANCE OF A TICKET, PASS, OR RIDE ARMBAND AND ENTRY INTO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA & LEE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS CONSTITUTES YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF ALL RULES, SAFETY GUIDELINES, PROHIBITED ITEMS, ANY EXPOSURES RELATED TO A FAIR, INCLUDING UNEVEN GROUNDS AND SURFACES, ANIMALS, RIDE ACTIVITIES, AND INCLUDING COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AS POSTED ON SWFLCFAIR.COM**
Here’s a few Fair Tips to consider when planning your day:
CHECK THE WEATHER REPORT:
Be prepared with sunscreen and visors on warm, sunny days. Have a jacket or sweatshirt for cool evenings. A poncho or umbrella, is a good idea if skies turn gray.
CLEAR BAG POLICY:
The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair Association operates under a clear bag policy. A clear tote that is no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 8″ is permitted as long as all items are loose. A clear plastic bag that is no larger than one gallon is permitted. All medically necessary & diaper bags will be permitted after proper inspection.
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES AND BE AWARE OF DIFFERING TERRAIN:
With over 30 acres of rides, exhibits and food, there is plenty of walking in store. Remember the fair grounds have differing terrain, so make sure to be aware of your footing as you enjoy your time.
MOBILITY ASSISTANT RENTALS:
We do offer mobility assistant rentals once inside the fair. After you enter the gate, you will see the stand on the left to be able to rent scooter, wheelchairs, wagons and strollers.
Scooters – $35.00 for 4 hours | $55.00 all day
Wheelchairs – $10.00 all day
Strollers – $8.00 all day
Wagons – $10.00 all day
FOR YOUR SAFETY & HEALTH:
We ask everyone to wash their hands before leaving the restrooms, animal areas, and barns, especially before eating. There are hand-sanitizing stations located through-out the fairgrounds.
LEAVE COOLERS AT HOME:
No bottles, cans, coolers or picnic baskets are permitted on the fairgrounds
LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME:
Pets are not permitted on the fairgrounds. DO NOT leave them in your vehicle. Service Animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
PARKING IS ALWAYS FREE AT THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA & LEE COUNTY FAIR:
Be sure to lock your vehicle, and take note of where you have parked. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with your surroundings when you arrive to avoid confusion when you depart. When driving in the parking lot, please drive with caution and watch for “walking traffic”.
ONCE INSIDE THE FAIR, PICK UP A DAILY SCHEDULE AT THE INFORMATION BOOTH NEAR THE FRONT GATE
This is the best way to plan your day and locate all the activities there are to see and do at the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair.
NO WEAPONS ARE PERMITTED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS!
Any items confiscated at the metal detectors will be disposed of immediately. No items will be held for pick-up when leaving the grounds. Be sure to check out our Policies on the General Information Tab.
COME BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN!
Each day there is always something new to see and do to make your visit to the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair a good time.
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS!
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PLEASE LEAVE PETS AT HOME
Pets are not permitted on the Fairgrounds.
Do not leave them in your vehicle.
Emotional Support animals are not allowed on the Fairgrounds.
ONLY SERVICE animals as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are allowed on our facilities.