82nd Annual Agricultural Fair
The 82nd Annual Sarasota Agricultural Fair comes to Sarasota from Friday, March 16th through Sunday, March 25th at the Sarasota County Fair Grounds located at 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34237.
Prices for Admission:
Children 6-17 and Active Military: $4.00
Children 5 and under are free
Fridays: 2 pm – 11 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 10 pm
Monday – Thursday: 5 pm – 10 pm
See the Sarasota Agricultural Fair website for special rates and armbands.
The Sarasota Agricultural Fair is a fun filled family friendly event. Always a favorite with the little ones, the fair has a giant kiddie land with a big carousel. Belle City Amusements, Southwest Florida’s Largest Midway, will be providing plenty of rides and midway games full of chances to win those coveted prizes!
There’s a lot more to the fair too. There will be creative art shows, agricultural displays, as well as culinary displays. Daily entertainment varies, but includes an alligator show, a comedian/ventriloquist, a tiger encounter, hypnosis show, live music, racing pigs, and the sales of steer and swine. There’s one we’ve never heard of before… a whip cracking contest! The Whipper Snappers contest will be held on Monday, March 19th at 7:30pm. Local Sarasota County children will be competing in different age groups. For a complete list and schedule, look here.
The 4-H Clubs have many different shows and contests with poultry, goats, horses, rabbits, steer, swine, different livestock, dogs, and other animals. The children that raise these animals work hard all year long for events like these. Its great fun to see them show their end results!
Of course no fair is complete without food! There will be many food vendors, serving typical fair food.