Be There!

It’s that magical time of year again, when throngs of excited families load up in their minivans and head to Southwest Miami-Dade. That time of year when one commercial makes us stop our TiVos, mid-fast forward, just to hear the sweetest jingle in local advertising history. “Be there! The Fair… be there!” We can already smell the kettle corn. This year’s Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is going to kick ass. Seriously.

The fairground is bustling with 100 rides (two are new), an expanded KiddieLand section, and three screamtastic roller coasters. There will be a Mardi Gras parade every evening at 6:30. Some fresh performances are scattered throughout the grounds, including “Visions” on the main stage, an acrobatic show that features “500 yards of magnificent flowing fabric,” aerial drummers, and “power skippers.” Whoa. After a trippy spectacle like that, it might be time for a turkey leg and a moment to catch your breath. David Letterman’s scouts will be hosting a casting call for stupid pet tricks and stupid human tricks on Sunday, March 18, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Today, to celebrate the opening of the fair, admission is just one dollar. Huzzah! (It’s normally eight dollars for adults, and seven dollars for seniors and kids six to twelve years old.) Gates are open from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.
March 15-April 1, 3-10 p.m.


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