Make the best of your visit and enjoy your time at the fair!
For your safety.
To help protect our valued guests, the South Florida Fair conducts searches of bags at our entrance, as a condition of entry onto the fairgrounds.
EXPECT TO WALK THROUGH METAL DETECTORS AND/OR WANDS, SO EMPTY YOUR PERSON OF METAL OBJECTS.
The South Florida Fair DOES NOT allow the following items to be brought onto the fairgrounds:
- 1. Illegal firearms/weapons;
2. Explosive devices/fireworks;
3. Alcoholic beverages;
- 4. SELFIE STICKS;
- 5. Drones;
- 6. Any other item deemed to be a danger to others.
GoPro cameras are NOT allowed on rides.
Check the weather:
South Florida weather in January is world-famous for its balmy, tropical conditions, but can change quickly. Check ahead on whether you need to bring sunscreen, a hat, a sweater, or a poncho.
Come early! Stay late as there is plenty to see and do. Remember which gate number you entered. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with your surroundings to avoid confusion when leaving.
There is ample complimentary parking most days of the Fair. Parking area opens one (1) hour prior to Fair opening. General Parking is FREE. Preferred parking is available for $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends.
Give your feet a break. Complimentary and regularly scheduled tram service is available to and from north parking areas. Tram service available at select times and dates.
Please leave pets at home:
Pets are not permitted on the fairgrounds. Do not leave them in your vehicle. Only service/assistance dogs and seeing eye dogs are allowed in our facilities.
If you lock your keys, have a flat tire or a dead battery, a parking attendant can notify a Fair-certified towing service, and they will assist you with your minor emergency needs.
Wheelchair and Stroller rentals:
Rentals are available at the Fair for baby strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, "fun riders" and scooters. You can reserve online at https://locations.scootaround.com/SouthFloridaStateFair
or rent them at the front of the Expo Center and the Archway Gate. Scooter rentals are $50.00 and Wheelchairs are $20.00.
Wear comfortable shoes:
With 130 acres to cover, there is plenty of walking. We have added umbrellas and many sitting areas for your convenience.
Bring your camera:
There are many snapshot opportunities, make sure you share them! Please note: camera flashes and video lighting may be prohibited during certain entertainment events.
Credit cards & ATM’s:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover are accepted at all admission gates and designated midway ticket booths. ATM machines are available at multiple locations. Check with Guest Services for more information.
Baby Changing Stations:
Facilities are located in most men’s and women’s restrooms on the fairgrounds.
Remember your medication:
If you have a medical condition that requires medication, be sure to bring what you need with you. Refrigeration of prescription drugs is available at First Aid in the Hospitality Center.
Each Palm Beach Post Guest Services booth is stocked with daily event schedules, complete with show times and Fair information. Want to plan your day before you arrive? Print your itinerary at home with our online schedule
The Palm Beach Post Lost Children’s Office is located in the Hospitality Center at the south end of the covered walkway. You may also seek assistance at any Palm Beach Post Guest Services booth. When you get to the Fair, it’s a good idea to select a meeting place in the event your party becomes separated. One tip is to select a tall, brightly colored ride on the carnival midway.
Lost & Found Items:
If you’ve lost an item during your visit, all unattended property will be safely guarded at the Hospitality Center.
Bring your appetite:
The South Florida Fair is famous for its wide array of delectable food treats. From barbecue to elephant ears, there is nothing like Fair food! Thirsty? There are lots of free water fountains throughout the fairgrounds. Bottled water and Coca-Cola products can also be purchased.
Leave coolers at home:
Leave all bottles, cans, coolers, and picnic baskets at home or in your vehicle. Such items are not permitted inside the gates.
Wash your Hands! Prevent disease!:
Wash your hands thoroughly after visiting the animals and assist your children in washing their hands. The Fair has hand-washing stations available near all hands-on animal exhibit areas.
Have a blast!
The South Florida Fair is the biggest and oldest event in our community. Enjoy and experience 17 days of outrageous fun for the entire family. Visit often and have a great time!
Questions? Call 561-793-0333