frequently asked questions

frequently asked questions
  • Where is The Youth Fair located?
    The address for the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, Inc. is:
    10901 SW 24 St.
    Miami, FL 33165
  • When is the 2020 Youth Fair?
    March 12 through April 5, 2020
    (except on March 16-17 & 30-31)
  • What are the operating hours?
    For operating hours, click here.
  • Do you accept credit and debit card payments?
    Mastercard and Visa are accepted but some vendors may require cash. We do not accept American Express.
    NOTE: When purchasing tickets online, you must present debit or credit card used for purchase and ID at fairgrounds. The name on the ID and purchaser’s debit or credit card must match.
  • How much is parking?
    General parking is FREE. Preferred parking is available onsite for purchase, prices vary.
  • Where can I go in the event of a lost child?
    In the event of a lost child, you can go to Lost & Found (located on the north side of Entrance Gate, first floor) or you can find the nearest Miami-Dade Police Officer for assistance.
  • Can I bring my own food?
    Outside food, beverages, and Styrofoam® food/drink containers are not permitted on the fairgrounds.
  • Can I bring a selfie stick?
    Selfie sticks are not permitted on the fairgrounds or in any of our buildings.
  • Where can I find the daily schedule?
    For the 2020 Youth Fair schedule of events, click here.
  • What attractions and entertainment are available?
    For a list of our entertainment acts, please click here.
  • Are pets allowed on the fairgrounds?
    While we love animals, we ask that you please leave your pets at home as they will not be allowed on the fairgrounds. This includes Emotional Support Animals. SERVICE animals, as defined by the Americans with Disability Act, will be permitted on the fairgrounds.
  • How much are admission tickets?
    For pricing on admission tickets, please click here.
  • What is included with admission?
    Admission includes entry, all entertainment shows, concerts, admission to all events at The Barn, The Garden and student competitions inside Arnold Hall. Rides are not included with an admission ticket.
  • Is there a season pass?
    The 21-Day Admission Pass is available for purchase here.
  • How much are ride tickets?
    There are two ways to get on the rides
    • Unlimited Rides Ticket (previously referred to as P*O*P or Pay One Price) – This ticket gives guest access to all rides at for ONE day. Click here for more information or to purchase.
    • Individual Ride Tickets (previously referred to as credits/coupons) – Each ride requires a specified amount of individual ride tickets to access the ride. These can be used to pay as you ride.
    For pricing on the Unlimited Rides Ticket and/or individual Ride Tickets, please click here.
  • Can the Unlimited Rides be used on the weekends?
    Yes, the Unlimited Rides Ticket is valid on weekdays and weekends. However, pricing for the Unlimited Rides Ticket varies. Click here for ticket pricing.
  • Is there an Express Pass for rides?
    Yes, you can only purchase an Express Pass once at the fairgrounds for $20.
  • How do I participate in games?
    Game booths will be accepting cash to participate.
  • How can I purchase tickets?
    Tickets can be purchased online here. Please note that when purchasing tickets online, you must present credit card used for purchase and ID. ID must match the name on the purchaser’s credit card. Tickets can also be purchased at your local Sedano’s store.
  • Are there any discounts?
    For coupons and discounts, click here.
  • If I leave and come back to The Youth Fair on the same day, do I have to pay again?
    If you must leave the fairgrounds and return at a later time on the same day, please let the attendant at the exit know that you will be returning. They will provide a stamp that will allow you to re-enter the fairgrounds on that same day.
  • How do I get tickets for concerts?
    Entry to concerts are included with admission.
  • Is there a handicap drop-off area?
    The handicap drop-off area is in front of the main entrance. Click here for a map.
  • Do you offer wheelchair, wagon and stroller rentals?
    Wheelchair, wagon and stroller rentals are available near the Main Gate.
    • Strollers - $10
    • Wheelchairs and Wagons - $15
  • What if I am walking to the fairgrounds?
    We will have an entrance to the fairgrounds set up at Gate #7. Gate #7 is located on SW 17 ST and 107 AVE at the bus turnaround. This entrance will also be available for those who are being dropped off at the fairgrounds or using ride share services (Taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc.)
    On the Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm, we will have an additional entrance only for pedestrians at Gate #2. Gate #2 is located on 24th ST (Coral Way) and 109 Avenue.
  • What if I am taking public transportation, Taxi, Uber, Lyft, or being dropped off at the fairgrounds?
    If you are taking any of these methods of transportation to get to the fairgrounds, you may use our entrance at Gate #7. Gate #7 is located on SW 17 Street and 107 Avenue at the bus turnaround or you may use SW 112 Avenue and Coral Way.
Get Involved
  • How do I submit a project for the competitive exhibits?
    For information on our Competitive Exhibits, click here.
  • How do I become a sponsor?
    For information, please click here.
  • How do I become a vendor?
    For information on outdoor concessions space, complete this online application.
    For information on indoor space, download this application.
  • How do I apply for a job?
    Please click here to check out job opportunities.