W E L C O M E !!
TO THE 93rd ANNUAL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA & LEE COUNTY FAIR
FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 5, 2017
The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair is a District Fair, representing Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties. The Annual Fair is an eleven day event, providing the community an opportunity to showcase the importance of Agriculture and Education, as well as the significance of the traditional Home Arts. In 2015, over 1,500 exhibits were welcomed and placed on display, resulting in $42,302 in awards and premiums to our exhibitors. Each exhibit was on display for more than 104,000 fairgoers to see and enjoy throughout the eleven days.
The Livestock Department contains four barn areas, a show ring, horse arena, multiple grooming areas, and averages over 300 youth exhibitors from the six county 4H and FFA programs. Exhibitors can enter Beef Breeding, Goats, Horses, Steer, Swine, and Small Animals with many entering more than one category. Their product knowledge is tested throughout the competitions and shows, thus, reinforcing the many ‘life skills’ they are learning in their 4H and FFA programs and preparing them to be our leaders of the future. The Fair is our opportunity to showcase their hard work and allow them to shine for the community.
In the area of our Creative Living and Home Arts, you will find entries from all ages, in many categories, ranging from quilts to canning and cake decorating to the many creative art displays. Additionally, there are an average of 100 booth displays from the Lee County Public Schools and the 4H Clubs competing for awards.
For the ride enthusiasts we offer a thrilling midway packed with many exciting rides for both adults and kids. Check our Daily Promotions and Gate Specials page for the daily specials.
We offer FREE family entertainment and shows through out the Fair hours. Returning this year we are pleased to have Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean Aireal Highwire Thrill Show, Banana Derby, the ever popular Eduora Petting Zoo, as well as our always fun and engaging stolling acts such as Marc Dobson the "One Man Band', Tadpole the Clown, from America's Got Talent we have Billy Bob and Loretta "Those Funny Little People", and with us again this year is "ROCKIT THE ROBOT'. New with us year we welcome Dale Scott's Future of Magic Show, the Fire Fighter Training Show and the Butterfly Encounter. These acts and shows are located throughout the Fairgrounds and are scheduled at staggered times for the convenience of our Fairgoers. Please be sure to pick up a brochure at one of our many participating sponsors' and locations or download the brochure for your convenience.
Parking is always FREE at the Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair!
Thank you for being a part of our family as we continue
"Making Memories Since 1924"