Youth Fair Info
Thanks to the Community's Continued Support
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
We are a state-chartered, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching our community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement. We accomplish this with your kind support and by producing a first-class event, The Fair™, that provides guests of all ages magnificent entertainment. Our fairgrounds also provide quality facilities and resources for events, shows, concerts and festivals all year-round. We are also home to the Tamiami Youth Basketball League and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department's Summer Youth Camp.
The Youth Fair
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition (also known for generations as The Youth Fair) will celebrate its 66th anniversary in 2017! The 2017 Youth Fair will run from March 23 through April 16, 2017 (open daily except March 27-28 and April 3-4).
Presented by Ford, The Coca-Cola Company and Sedano's Supermarkets, The Youth Fair is ranked the largest fair in Florida. In 2016, we hosted more than 612,000 guests. This adrenaline-filled twenty-one day event includes over ninety heart pounding rides, two giant Kiddielands, outrageous Fair Foods, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts, blockbuster shows, a sensational European style circus and much, much more all within our 86 acre complex located in southwest Miami-Dade County.
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is a recognized leader in the community and a trusted partner with over six decades of dedication and service to our community. In partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The Youth Fair showcases the artistic, academic and athletic talents of more than 58,000 public, charter, private and home school students through competition and exhibition. In 2016, The Youth Fair provided over $330,000 in academic scholarships, cash premiums, plaques and awards. Since our inception in 1952, we have invested well over $10,000,000 back into the Miami-Dade County community in support of education, youth achievement and South Florida agriculture.
Serving the Community All Year Long…
The Youth Fair generously supports youth achievement programs throughout the year including:
- Youth Fair Scholarship Program
- Walter B. Arnold, Jr. Youth Hall of Fame
- Community Service Awards
- Miami-Dade County 4-H
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools
- Youth Fair Middle School & High School Athletic Events (in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department)