Exhibits and community showcase

Exhibits and community showcase

Showcasing youth achievement is what we’re all about! Stroll through Arnold Hall and see more than 63,000 exhibits on display.

The Playhouse

This performance area serves as an extension of our exhibits program where students can compete in a variety of showcases. It also serves as a performing platform for local performers in the community. No matter what day you visit, expect to be treated with unique shows put on by the community, for the community.

Sedano’s kitchen

Sedano’s Kitchen is located inside of The MarketPlace where fairgoers will be treated with family friendly cooking competitions and professional culinary demonstrations. Some of these competitions include, cupcake decorating, Sedano’s Cook-Off, and For Kids, By Kids.

Teacher & rookie teacher of the year

We are committed to promoting education in our community. Not only do we honor outstanding students, we also honor the winners of the Teacher and Principal of The Year award in Miami-Dade County at Arnold Hall who are responsible for student success.

Youth Hall of Fame Inductees

Our Youth Hall of Fame inductees are honored on a display featured inside of Arnold Hall. Stop by and see how these young students have positively impacted those in our community.

2019 Inductees

Jazmin Neadle
South Miami Senior High School
Jazmin, a former child of the foster system, created the nonprofit A Sweet Chance to bring pampering and glamour to teens in foster care as a means to help them get through tough times.

Joi Turner
Frank C. Martin K-8 Center
Joi is founder, chef and CEO of Delivering Joi, an organization that collects donated food, turns it into meals, and delivers to those in need.

Scholarship winners

Our Scholarship Program awards generous cash prizes to students enrolling in a college, university or trade school. we feature recipients’ names on the scholarship wall at The MarketPlace.
Click here for a list of this year’s scholarship winners
If you’re interested in learning more, click here for information.

Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Students take over the FIU Performing Arts Center stage to delight audiences with performances including piano, vocal, instrumentals and more. See these talented students take center stage as they compete in our performing arts categories.


With deep roots in agriculture from the city’s inception, Miami’s history with the land is a rich one. The “Agriculture Fun Facts” featured below is a collaboration between Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. and HistoryMiami Museum that reflects the mission of both organizations. This agriculture display both celebrates our community’s deep roots in agriculture and educates on the evolution and impact the industry has locally. We’re proud to offer a chance to view this exhibit online to take a deeper look at the history and importance of South Florida agriculture below.
Click here to view exhibit.