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The following information pertains to the 2024 South Florida Fair which took place January 12-28, 2024.
2025 South Florida Fair dates are January 17 - February 2, 2025. sign up for our newsletters to receive the latest updates!

Ride Information

Midway opens at 1 pm Monday-Friday and 11 am on Saturdays, Sundays and MLK Day.
Ride Wristbands are $30 at the gate Monday-Friday; and $45 at the gate Saturday & Sunday.

*Rides are subject to change
The Midway Sky Eye, the Sky Ride, and the Mechanical Bull are not included with the unlimited ride wristband.

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.

Height restrictions

For height requirements/restrictions and tickets required for each ride CLICK HERE
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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!*

*Children MUST be 32" or taller in height to ride the Lil' Pardner Land rides at the Fair. Click here to view rides that will accept riders at this height.


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 $7 and is excluded from wristbands. Riders must be 42 inches tall without a supervising companion or 36 inches with a supervising companion. Other restrictions may apply.

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