Get To Know Us

Get To Know Us
our mission

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement. We accomplish this by producing a first-class fair with quality entertainment and providing facilities for year-round events.

Throughout our history we have contributed more than $11 million to the community in Miami-Dade County and have positively impacted countless lives of adults and children since 1952. In 2024, we provided more than $357,768 in academic scholarships, cash premiums, plaques and awards.

The Youth Fair

The Youth Fair is ranked among the top 35 fairs in North America. In 2024, more than 500,000 guests attended the annual event. This adrenaline-filled 21-day event includes 80+ heart pounding rides, outrageous carnival food, livestock and agricultural competitions, shows, student exhibits display and much more.

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is a recognized leader in the community and a trusted partner with over seven 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 36,000+ public, charter, private and home school students through competition and exhibition.

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)

Fair Expo Center

Throughout the year, the fairgrounds serve as the home to more than 80 shows and events through Fair Expo Center. These events include vehicle shows, cultural festivals, trade shows, outdoor concerts and receptions, private parties and countless other enterprises that cater to our community. Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, Inc., which does not receive taxpayer dollars, shares a portion of the revenues with Miami-Dade County.

Board of Directors
Robert Hevia Picture
Robert Hevia
Alexis L. Martinez, Ed.D. Picture
Alexis L. Martinez, Ed.D.
Chair Elect
Richard Krinzman Picture
Richard Krinzman
Georgina Gonzalez-Robiou Picture
Georgina Gonzalez-Robiou
Immediate Past Chair
Ivonne F. Alexander Picture
Ivonne F. Alexander
Willie Carpenter Picture
Willie Carpenter
Roger Cuevas Picture
Roger Cuevas
Christa Dotson Dean Picture
Christa Dotson Dean
Rafael Garcia-Toledo Picture
Rafael Garcia-Toledo
Jack Griffith Picture
Jack Griffith
Carlos Lopez-Cantera Picture
Carlos Lopez-Cantera
Douglas Loria Picture
Douglas Loria
Marguerite Morris Picture
Marguerite Morris
Manuel Rodriguez Picture
Manuel Rodriguez
Maria Teresa Rojas Picture
Maria Teresa Rojas
Teresa Olczyk Picture
Teresa Olczyk
Ex-Officio Member