The Miami-Dade County Fair (The Fair) reaches its 60-year mark Mar. 17 through Apr. 3. Spread across 18-days, The Fair ranks as one of the largest and most successful family events in the country offering more than half a million guests new ways of pushing the Live! Experience to the next level.
On opening day, Thursday, Mar. 17, the Ultimate Live! Experience begins with Latin Grammy Award winners Chino y Nacho Live! in concert at 9 p.m. The Venezuelan duo made their album debut nationally in 2008 and later gained acclaim with their international chart-topping smash hit Mi Nina Bonita and Tu Angelito in 2010.
Fans can purchase Ultimate Live! Experience packages in advance to Meet and Greet hot new artists slated to perform as part of Friday Nights Rock and new this year — Saturday Nights…Live! and SunDay FunDays A-Live! Visit <www.fairexpo.com> for more details. Quantities are limited.
Fairgoers receive the biggest savings (admission, POP and rides coupons) on tickets to The Fair 2011 during the Advance Sales Ticket window. Discounts of up to $7 per person are available until The Fair opens on Thursday, Mar. 17, by visiting www.fairexpo.com.
Advance Sales single ticket prices are:
• Single admission $8 (Good for admission for ages 6 and over any day including Opening Day, Mar. 17 (age 5 and under are free). Price during fair is $10.
• POP $20 (Good for unlimited rides Monday-Friday only. Not good for school field trips or weekends. Price during The Fair is $25.
• Any Day Ride Coupons $17 (Good on midway rides any day of The Fair including school field trips and weekends.) Price during The Fair is $25.
Presented by Pepsi, Kia Motors America and Sedano’s Supermarkets, The Fair is ranked the largest fair in Florida, attracting more than a half million visitors annually. This adrenaline-filled 18-day event includes live entertainment, state-of-the-art rides, skill games, outrageous fair foods and livestock/agricultural competitions.
The Fair showcases more than 50,000 local student exhibits, both artistic and academic, and generously supports youth achievement programs throughout the year.
The Fair is located at Coral Way (SW 24th Street) and 112th Avenue. Hours are noon until midnight on Thursday, Mar. 17; Friday, Mar. 18 (last two days of spring break), and all Saturdays and Sundays. The Fair is open weekdays 3 p.m. to midnight.