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The following information pertains to the 2021 South Florida Fair which took place May 7-23, 2021.
Please check back for information on the 2022 South Florida Fair and/or sign up for our newsletters to receive the latest updates!

Ride Information

There many ride choices on our Wade Shows midway. Parents can ride along on many of our attractions!

Midway opens at 4 pm Monday-Thursday and 10 am on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


Here is the list of rides for the South Florida Fair this May:
Air Raid
Alpine Bobs
Asylum Dark Ride
Beach Shack
Bear Affair
Berry Go Round
Bumble Bee
Bumper Cars
Bumper Cars
Circus Train
Cliff Hanger
Dragon Wagon
Free Bird
Friendly Wheel
Giant Wheel
Granny Bugs
Groovy Bus
Happy Swing
Jumping Star
Light House Dive
Mega Drop

Please Note: Ride list subject to change at any time without notice
Height restrictions: Wristbands are not recommended for children under 36" as there are a limited amount of rides they can safely ride. Parents with children under 48" should check the height requirements before purchasing to make an informed decision whether wristbands are the best value for their children.

For height requirements/restrictions and tickets required for each ride please click here.


North America’s largest, portable observation wheel — promoted as the “ride of a lifetime” — will make its way to the South Florida Fair for the first time. Co-owned by Frank Zaitshik of Wade Shows, the fair’s midway operator, and Michael Wood of Wood Entertainment, the Midway Sky Eye will arrive at the fairgrounds on Sat., Jan. 6, and set up will begin on Sun., Jan. 7. It’s expected to take three days to complete it.

The Midway Sky Eye, which was manufactured by the Lamberink company in the Netherlands, made its North American debut at the 2017 Florida State Fair. The giant wheel requires a 160,000 pound crane to erect the towers. The heaviest part is the center axle, which weighs 6,600 pounds. In all, the ride weighs more than 400,000 pounds — about 20 times as heavy as an elephant!

The massive wheel reaches a peak height of 155 feet and is comprised of more than 500 pieces. It reaches so high that it requires FAA clearance, which has already been obtained. The wheel is equipped with more than 524,000 individual LED red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple lights, making it the brightest spectacle at the fair, and requires more than six miles of electrical wiring. The 36 gondolas hold six riders each, who can see for miles from the top.

The ride will cost $5/ticket and is excluded from wrist bands. Riders must be 42 inches tall without a supervising companion or 36 inches with a supervising companion. Other restrictions may apply.

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More than 200 Rides, Games & Attractions!

Lined with landscaped rest areas, hand washing stations and many little extras that make our guests smile, Wade Shows is North America's premier carnival company bringing thrilling rides, games and attractions of unparalleled quality, presented in an amusement park-like setting!

Beat the lines with GOLD ACCESS!

Gold Access is the all-new VIP Experience coming to a Wade Shows midway near you. Gold Access allows you to "skip the lines" at the rides and move to the front at our special gold and black checkerboard lines.

All Gold Access guests get a VIP lanyard and special wristband to access Gold Access privileges.

Gold Access Pass: $12 Monday-Thursday, except MLK Day; $20 Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Available at any ticket booth on the midway.

Midway Sky Eye
Mighty Mouse Coaster
Mini Dinos
Mini Dumbos
Monster Trucks
Music Express
Puppy Roll
Rock Star
Samba Balloon
Silver Streak
Sky Hawk
Sky Ride
Street Fighter 360
Super Cyclone Coaster
Super Himalaya
Super Slide
Surfs Up
Tea Cups
Techno Power
Umbrella 4x4 Quads
Umbrella Farm Tractors
Umbrella Hummers
Undersea Adventure
Wacky Worm Coaster
Zero Gravity

For height requirements/restrictions and tickets required for each ride please click here.

Funtagg Ticketing

Buying tickets at a Wade Shows has never been so easy!

No more waiting in lines to buy tickets! No more paper ticket waste!


  1. Download the FunTagg APP

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  2. Set Up Your Account

  3. Use your phone as your ticket to ride

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Lil' Pardner Land

When if comes to our children, you can find bears, dragons and monkeys, just to name a few of the characters you can find on a Wade Shows Kiddie-land. Kids can ride their own cars, trains, planes, airplanes and even submarines.

There are dozens of choices on our Wade Shows midway. Parents can ride along on many of our attractions and no visit to our Lil' Pardner Land is complete without a ride on the Carousel.
From Kiddie Bumper Boats to the Dragon Wagon, kids will enjoy a midway their size!*

*Height restrictions apply. For a list of rides and height requirements, click here

Covid-19 Safety

2020 has been an unprecedented year for all of us and we are so happy to once again be welcoming you back safely to our carnival midway. Our team has been hard at work creating mitigation strategies, studying CDC and industry guidelines and developing a plan to help minimize risk for COVID 19 for employees and guests when you return to one of our events.

You will notice things have changed for this year -- our employees are masked, we will be practicing social distancing on the midway and in lines, restricting the number of patrons per ride in some cases, and increasing our cleaning protocols, to name just a few -- all in an effort to bring you the best industry practices available to reduce risk to disease transmission during your visit. Of course, all activities come with a certain amount of risk. Our goal is to follow CDC guidelines and industry standards to reduce the risk to you and your family.

Our plan requires participation from our team members and guests alike -- we all have a role to play in order to enable us to operate as safely as possible while bringing excitement back to an event near you. By working together, we can reduce risk and continue the midway traditions that have made memories for generations.

Please review our midway mitigation plan and learn what role YOU and our EMPLOYEES play, and what you NEED TO KNOW before coming to your next Wade Shows event.

Thank you in advance for helping to do your part to abide by the new midway rules. Working TOGETHER we can get back to the fun!

Frank Zaitshik

Wade Shows had their cameras on the rides, so you could experience the rides virtually before coming to the Fair!
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