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 2018, we provided more than $530,000 in academic scholarships, cash premiums, plaques and awards.


The Youth Fair

The Youth Fair is ranked the largest fair in Florida. In 2018, nearly 500,000 guests attended the annual event. This adrenaline-filled 21-day event includes nearly 100 heart pounding rides, outrageous carnival food, livestock and agricultural competitions, concerts, blockbuster 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 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 63,000 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 70 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
NELSON BELLIDO Picture
NELSON BELLIDO
Marguerite Morris Picture
Marguerite Morris
Georgina Gonzalez-Robiou Picture
Georgina Gonzalez-Robiou
Robert Hevia Picture
Robert Hevia
Roger Cuevas Picture
Roger Cuevas
Ivonne F. Alexander Picture
Ivonne F. Alexander
Willie Carpenter Picture
Willie Carpenter
Albert Dotson Picture
Albert Dotson
Jack Griffith Picture
Jack Griffith
Richard Krinzman Picture
Richard Krinzman
Douglas Loria Picture
Douglas Loria
Alexis L. Martinez, Ed.D. Picture
Alexis L. Martinez, Ed.D.
Manuel Rodriguez Picture
Manuel Rodriguez
Rafael Garcia-Toledo Picture
Rafael Garcia-Toledo
Maria Teresa Rojas Picture
Maria Teresa Rojas