South Florida Fair, A Slice Of American Pie...

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Florida News

Whether your thing is the agriculture area with the “Moo” ternity ward where you just might get a chance to witness a cow give birth, walk across the road and check out the magnificent horses in the equine arena, or maybe just say hello to the chickens, roosters, and rabbits, the South Florida Fair is a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends on a week night or all day on a weekend.

If you’re the daring type, there are rides guaranteed to mix up your last couple of meals, and there are tamer rides like the Ferris Wheels, one of which is the largest travelling Ferris Wheel in the Country, or the Gondola; on which one can take some great aerial photos of the entire Fair.

And the food…!  There are endless choices from classic Corn Dogs and BBQ to the more exotic varieties such as the Frogs Legs, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the outrageously tasty gastronomic delight that the bacon cheese burger served on a glazed donut.  To those who might say “yuck,” I say “try it.”  While it might not be exactly what the doctor ordered, it is certainly a once a year treat that shouldn’t be missed.

Then of course there is the shopping in the pavilions.  There are a plethora of vendors offering custom buckles and belts, hats, pots and pans, vacations, survival gear, and a lot more.

This is a truly all American Fair and the very best of the best for this reporter was the 500 immigrants from 65 different nations who on Tuesday, January 23rd assembled and stood as their home country was called out so that they could embrace their new home by swearing an Oath of Allegiance and officially becoming Citizens of these United States of America.  On hand to witness the event were family and friends numbering at least two thousand.  As an ardent supporter legal immigration, I have to admit that I had to choke down a few tears of joy for them.

There is so much more to see and enjoy at this always great fair which runs the rest of week until the final bell on Sunday evening the 28th.  If you have never been to the South Florida Fair or you’ve been there a dozen times, it remains one of the most fun annual attractions in Palm Beach County. 

Heck, even the traffic is worth it, so come on down…!