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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The following information pertains to the 2023 South Florida Fair which took place January 13-29, 2023.
2024 South Florida Fair dates are January 12-28, 2024. sign up for our newsletters to receive the latest updates!

News & Updates

ATTENTION!

2023 Livestock Gate Admission and Parking Passes

All passes/parking credentials will be issued to each Livestock exhibitor upon your designated arrival date/time. Each exhibitor will receive:

  • (1) one exhibitor badge
  • (2) two Gate admission passes for parents
  • (1) Gate 6 hang tag for parking. The hang tag does NOT include gate admission

Anyone who is 11 years old and older must have a Gate Admission pass. They can be purchased from most Publix Stores at a discounted rate before Friday, January 13, 2023. The AG Division will not have any passes to sell, so please purchase them in advance.

Please note that parking within the AGZone footprint is limited due to the Fair not having access to the Ranger Lot. AGZone parking for vehicles and trailers has been designated between Gate 4 & 6 off Sansbury Way. If you live close and can take your livestock trailer home, please do so … thank you!

Open Class Dairy Goat Exhibitors

**Open Class Dairy Goat Exhibitors: Because so many of you are traveling far distances to exhibit at the South Florida Fair, you have the option to bring your entries between noon-4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19, OR between 7-9 a.m. Saturday, January 21. The show starts at 12 noon on January 21.

POULTRY EXHIBITORS

***Poultry Exhibitors for the 2023 South Florida Fair: please be advised that our Fair is NOT requiring pre-Fair Avian Influenza testing in order to show your birds.***

Market Hog Exhibitors- check ear tags

Hey market hog exhibitors, looks like we’ve had some mixups with ear tag issuance. PLEASE check your tags CAREFULLY. If the numbers don’t match, call us right away so we can work to get them corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience!

BIOSECURITY MEASURES FOR POULTRY

AT FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS

Please download and review the documents below:

2023 SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR ONLINE ENTRIES

On-line entry livestock, dairy and small animal submissions for the 2023 South Florida Fair open at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 1 below.

Please read all rules and regulations carefully, and feel free to contact our AgriBusiness & Community Relations Team at 561-790-5232 or 561-790-5229 with any questions. Also, please check your specific area’s entry deadlines.

We look forward to seeing you January 13-29!

5C-4 Admission of Animals for Exhibition State Rule

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services anticipates that 5C-4 Admission of Animals for Exhibition State Rule will be going into effect before the 2023 Show for all Exhibitions. ALL livestock regardless of age will need to have Official Identification (usually put in by Breeder) and must be accompanied with an OCVI (Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection-HEALTH PAPER).

YOUTH PULLET PROJECT

UPDATE: The South Florida Fair’s 2023 Youth Pullet Project registrations have all been spoken for! But don’t let that you stop you from participating in the Fair’s Small Animal project areas. Check our website often for updates to our 2023 Official Premium Book for other participation opportunities.

ETHICS CLASS/ MARKET ANIMIAL MARKETING CLINIC/ ANImal HEALTHCARE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

The 2023 South Florida Fair is January 13-29

The Youth Livestock Show Ethics, Animal Care and Marketing Clinics are designed to certify students to meet the mandatory certification requirements. Certifications are valid for three (3) Fair seasons, not three calendar years.

It is important that the exhibitors understand:

  • The purpose of youth livestock projects
  • The importance of ethics in youth livestock projects
  • Proper animal handling and management practices
  • The difference between animal welfare and animal rights
  • How to become an ambassador for animal agriculture
  • Promote and sell animals to prospective buyers in the Auction
ALL EXHIBITORS WHO ARE ENTERED IN THE 2023 SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR YOUTH SHOWS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE ETHICS TRAINING WORKSHOP OR HAVE A CURRENT ETHICS NUMBER BEFORE January 1 TO SHOW AN ANIMAL AT THE 2023 SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR.

NOTE: While most Florida fairs have adopted this ethics program, the rules governing the exhibitors differ from fair to fair. It is the exhibitors' responsibility to make sure they are in compliance with EACH particular fair where they are showing an animal.


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IMPORTANT DATES:

September 10, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.: Youth Market Steer Tag-in & Weigh-in, Okeechobee Livestock Market, 1055 US-98, Okeechobee, FL 34972

  • On-site tag-in participants on September 10 must complete the paper entry form and payment of exhibit entry fees. Online entries open October 1, 2022.

October 29, 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: Youth Market Hog Tag-in: South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411

November 5, 9 a.m.-12 noon: Youth Exhibitor Ethics Training & Marketing Clinic, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411




Contact Paige@southfloridafair.com if you have any questions

2023 AG Camping Request

Personal Information

Camping Unit Description: (choose those that apply):
Include: Left side, Right side, Total slideouts
Full hook-up: includes water, electric, sewer:

Electric only

Electric service

Please list start and end dates below:
I agree to the terms and conditions
 
This request form must be submitted on-line ONLY. This submission does not confirm your reservation request. Requests considerations/approvals are based on first come, first served basis; number of available camping sites; date; and size of camping/RV unit.
• If this request is approved, you will be notified via e-mail and a credit card payment link provided. Payment in full is required to confirm your reservation.
• No day-of reservations for camping.
• AG Camping Rates: $45 per day; Campers must keep area clean, take trash to dumpster daily
***Currently January 10th - 15th COMPLETELY FULL***


SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR AG ZONE NEWSLETTER

To subscribe free of charge, email rita@southfloridafair.com with the subject line: Ag Newsletter.

Stayed tuned and watch your inbox for upcoming editions, or check this page often.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Everglades Equipment Group
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Florida Dairy Farmers
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Bank of Belle Glade
Farm Credit of Florida


Questions? Call the Agribusiness & Community Relations Manager at (561) 790-5232, or email paige@southfloridafair.com

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