Welcome to the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair! Having began it's inception at Terry Park in 1924, the Fair moved to the Lee Civic Center Complex in 1979. 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 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. We are proud of this 11-day community event that continues to grow each year. As a District Fair we celebrate the promotion of Florida Agriculture and education through the youth of Southwest Florida in 4-H/FFA. We are proud to encompass the Counties of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, and Hendry. The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization run by a Board of Directors.
President: Mike Peak
1st Vice President: Curt Hardin
2nd Vice President and Fair Chairman: Robert Badgley
Secretary: Dan Holland
Treasurer & CFO: Gene Sims
Directors: Rees Byrn, Marty Burnette, John Canty, Randy Collmer, Keith Councell, Randy Crone, Charlie Doss, Larry Fitch, Dave Foote, Walter Gorman, Nick Groff, Dan Holland, Don Horton, Patricia Huffmaster, Tom Knafel, Tim Mann, Kelly Palmer, Steve Powell, Chuck Propp, Earl Rausch, Frank Sherkus, Byron Smock, Monty Winslow. You can email the Fair Board at BOT@leeciviccenter.com
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair Association (Fair Association) aims to provide a safe, comfortable, and pleasant environment for its guests while on the Fairgrounds at the Lee Civic Center. When attending the Fair, we ask that all guests abide by the following:
- Please show common courtesy to fellow guests by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive or offensive behavior.
- All guests and containers entering the Fairgrounds are subject to a protective screening and/or search for prohibited items, including alcoholic beverages, narcotics or other illegal items.
- There is no smoking inside any building or barn.
- The Fairgrounds are monitored 24 hours a day by video security cameras.
- Guests are allowed to bring single wagons and may not connect multiple wagons to each other.
- A speed limit of 5 ½ MPH is enforced on all facility roadways and parking lots.
- The Fair Association is not responsible for and assumes no liability arising from fire, theft, damage to or loss of vehicle or any article left inside the vehicle for persons parked at the Fairgrounds. Please lock your vehicle.
- This facility operates in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times.
THE FOLLOWING IS PROHIBITED:
- Weapons of any kind or objects that appear to be weapons (including toy blasters, squirt guns, etc.)
- Running, shouting, aggressive horseplay and throwing of any objects. Disorderly or disruptive conduct and threatening, belligerent or hostile behavior.
- Blocking any building, booth, exhibit, concession stand, gate, stage, doorway, walkway, fire exit or stairway so as to impede access.
- Bicycle riding, skateboarding, rollerblading, skating, or recreational scooters or motorized mobility devices.
- Bringing in alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or any illegal substances.
- Sitting on or placing feet on table tops, spitting or littering.
- Drones, selfie sticks, or tripods.
- Pets, except approved service animals. Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness and under the control of the owner at all times. No Emotional Support Animals allowed.
- Items that obscure the fact, including but not limited to clothing, apparel or masks.
- Interfering with business or law enforcement activities in violation of applicable laws and statutes.
- Soliciting contributions or signatures, leafletting, picketing or displaying signs, posters or banners, except in designated areas as defined by the current Fair Association First Amendment Policy posted on their Fair’s Association’s website.
- Distributing or selling buttons, stickers, hats, balloons, T-shirts, novelty items, food and beverage items by non-concessionaires.
- Any activities that could result in physical harm to a person or property.
- Any other object which in the opinion of the Fair Association may affect the safety and well-being of persons attending the Fair.
NOTE: Any violation of the Code of Conduct will result in a person already admitted to the Fairgrounds to leave the facility grounds without refund, liability or compensation.
Service Animals: click here
Code of Conduct - click here.
Social Media Policy - click here.
Prohibited Items and Activities - click here
Remotely Controlled Vehicles and Drone Policy - click here.
Non-Admission of Criminal Gang Members Policy - click here
First Amendment Policy and Free Speech Activities Guidelines - click here.
First Amendment Policy and Free Speech Activities Zone Registration Form - click here