Central Florida Fair Returns to Orlando Mar 2-19, 2017

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Fun for the whole family, the annual Central Florida Fair returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando from March 2-19, 2017.

Every Wednesday through Sunday during the run, enjoy a midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live music and entertainment, animals, STEM competitions and events, culinary competitions, and so much more.

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Central Florida Fair Returns to Orlando Feb 26 – March 8, 2015

Get ready Orlando! The Central Florida Fair returns for its 103rd edition from February 26 through March 8.

centralfloridafair250The fair, located at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on W. Colonial, features over 100 Midway rides and games, livestock shows, fair food (aka lots of fried food), and more.

If that isn’t enough, there is daily live entertainment, along with headlining concerts on select nights.

Candlebox frontman Kevin Martin will play the Miller Lite Stage the night of February 27. R&B hitmaker Ginuwine takes the stage March 5, while country artist James Otto will entertain the next night, March 6.

All of this is included with fair admission, which is usually $10 for adults, $6 children.

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Central Florida Fair Returns to Orlando Feb 27 – Mar 9, 2014

The 102nd Annual Central Florida Fair kicks off Thursday, February 27th, with the Opening Day Ribbon Cutting Event at 6pm. It will run until March 9, 2014 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando.

centralfloridafair250There will be rides, games, fair food, and live entertainment, including a special performance by rock bands Cold and Saliva on February 28.

The whole family will enjoy the Sea Lion Splash Show, Hambone Express Racing Pigs, No-Joes Circus, and Eudora Farms Petting Zoo.

The Fair will also host the Seventh Annual Invitational Cattleman’s Ranch Rodeo, Fifth Annual Youth Ranch Rodeo, LEGO Family Block Party Competition, and Wing Eating Contest.

All of this is free with fair admission of $10 for adults, and $6 for kids (ages 6-10). Children under 5 are free.

For more information, visit centralfloridafair.com. The Central Florida Fairgrounds is located at 4603 W. Colonial Drive in Orlando.

2013 Central Florida Fair Runs February 28 through March 10

cflfairIt may be snowing up north, but in Orlando, it’s perfect weather to take the family to the fair.

The Central Florida Fair will be celebrating its 101st year in 2013, and it will run for 11 days, from February 28 through March 10.

There will be livestock exhibits, arts and crafts, and plenty of food offerings, along with a midway of rides and games.

Musical entertainment highlights include: JKing & MAXIMAN (presented by Rumba 100.3) on Sunday, March 3; Travis Porter on Monday, March 4; and Trapt (presented by WJRR) on Tuesday, March 5.

Tickets are $8 in advance/$12 at the gate for adults; $5 in advance/$7 at gate for children. Ride vouchers are $20 in advance/$25 at gate. There are also special discounts each night.

The Central Florida Fair is held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds at 4603 West Colonial Drive in Orlando.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit centralfloridafair.com.

Orlando This Weekend: March 4-6, 2011

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Here’s a round-up of concerts and other events happening in the Orlando area this weekend.

Friday, March 04:

  • Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20
  • Ethan Bortnick at The Plaza Theatre – $29.50
  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • Zach Deputy with guests at The Plaza Theatre – $10
  • Epcot Flower & Garden Festival featuring Jose Feliciano at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • Equus at the Pointe Orlando P.A.C. – $20 / $35 (with dinner)
  • ESPN the Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • Festival of Chocolate at the Orlando Science Center – $17 adults/$12 kids
  • Florida Strawberry Festival featuring John Conlee and .38 Special in Plant City – $10 fest admission / $10 – $25 additional for concert (ride tickets additional)   >>
  • Full Circle at The Garage in Sanford – Free
  • Patrick Gibson at The Barn in Sanford – Free
  • Hydrosonic  with guests at The Social – $8
  • Jo Koy at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $22
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays at the ESPN  World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World – $10-$42
  • MLB Spring Training: Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee – $15-$24
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • The Silver Fleece with guests at BackBooth – $5
  • Judy Tribune and guests at The Haven Lounge in Winter Park – $5

Saturday, March 05:

  • Apocalyptica with Stained Angel at House of Blues – $23
  • Backstage Romance with guests at The Haven Lounge in Winter Park – $5
  • Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20
  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • Epcot Flower & Garden Festival featuring Jose Feliciano at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission  >>
  • Equus at the Pointe Orlando P.A.C. – $20 / $35 (with dinner)
  • ESPN the Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • Festival of Chocolate at the Orlando Science Center – $17 adults/$12 kids
  • Florida Strawberry Festival featuring Jeremy Camp and Gaither Vocal Band in Plant City – $10 fest admission / $20 – $25 additional for concert (ride tickets additional)
  • Harlem Globetrotters at Amway Center – $42-$127
  • Kid Rock/Jamey Johnson at UCF Arena – $27.50-$87.50
  • Jo Koy at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $22
  • Mardi Gras feat. Lynyrd Skynyrd at Universal Orlando – Free with Park Admission
  • Mardi Gras Street Festival at Mojo Cajun Bar & Grill downtown Orlando – Free
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves vs NY Mets at the ESPN  World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World – $10-$42
  • MLB Spring Training: Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee – $15-$24
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Reset with Mot  with guests at The Social – $10 18+/$5 21+
  • “Rock for Blood” benefit with Anyone’s Guess and more at The Haven Lounge in Winter Park – $8 (early show)
  • Rockit Fly at The Garage in Sanford – Free
  • The Scene Aesthetic with guests at BackBooth – $12
  • Andy Velo with Jason Tyler Band at The Barn in Sanford – Free for ladies/$7 for men
  • Zephyrhills Celtic Festival & Highland Games at Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City – $7

Sunday, March 06:

  • Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $15
  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150  >>
  • Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • Country Mice with guests at BackBooth – $5
  • Epcot Flower & Garden Festival featuring Jose Feliciano at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • ESPN the Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • Festival of Chocolate at the Orlando Science Center – $17 adults/$12 kids
  • Fishbone with guests at The Social – $17
  • Florida Strawberry Festival featuring Trace Adkins and The Judds in Plant City – $10 fest admission / $25-$45 additional for concerts (ride tickets additional)
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • MLB Spring Training: Houston Astros vs. NY Yankees at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee – $15-$24
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals with guests at The Plaza Theatre – $17
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20-$34
  • Zephyrhills Celtic Festival & Highland Games at Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City – $7

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Orlando This Weekend: February 25-27, 2011

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Here’s a round-up of concerts and other events happening in the Orlando area this weekend.

February 25:

  • Tim Barry with guests at McRaney’s Tavern – $10
  • Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20
  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Cedric “The Entertainer” at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $45
  • Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • Crooked Fingers at Will’s Pub – $10
  • FedEx Music Series: Big10-4, Matt MacKelcan Band and Dave Melillo at Wall St Plaza – $5
  • Gipsy Kings at Hard Rock Live – $35-$75  >>
  • Pia Guerra artist signing (Y: The Last Man comic) at A Comic Shop in Winter Park – Free
  • Jake McVey at The Barn in Sanford – Free
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • My Only Hero with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – $8 (all ages)
  • The Pietasters with guests at The Social – $12
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • The Rise of Defiance with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – Free (late show)
  • Leon Russell at The Plaza Theatre – $25-$35
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Mad Cow Theatre – $27

February 26:

  • 2nd Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off at Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park – $10
  • 6th Annual Step Off Competition at the downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library – Free
  • Bands, Brews & BBQ with REO Speedwagon at SeaWorld Orlando – Free with Park Admission
  • Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20
  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Cedric “The Entertainer” at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $45
  • Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • Cocoa Village Mardi Gras Parade of Floats in Cocoa Village – $8 advance/$12 day of
  • Chris Jericho (author signing) at Borders in Winter Park – Free  >>
  • The Expendables at The Social – $17
  • David Garrett at Hard Rock LIve – $27-$37
  • Mardi Gras feat. Pitbull at Universal Orlando – Free with Park Admission
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Mustang Sally at The Barn in Sanford – Free for women/$7 for men
  • Pandemic with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – Free
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Ken Sagoes  (author signing) at the downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library  – Free
  • Spiritual Rez with guests at BackBooth – $10
  • Underoath with guests at House of Blues – $18.25
  • Randy Wayne White (author signing) at Barnes & Noble E. Colonial – Free
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Mad Cow Theatre – $27

February 27:

  • Bands, Brews & BBQ with The Commodores & The Pointer Sisters at Busch Gardens Tampa – Free with Park Admission
  • Beowulf at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $15
  • Boyce Avenue with guests at The Plaza Theatre – $15
  • Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • The Expendables at The Social – $17
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20-$34
  • MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves vs NY Mets at the ESPN  World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World – $10-$42  >>
  • Nerdapalooza with The Protomen/Random Encounter/more at The Haven in Winter Park – Free
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20-$34
  • Marnie Stern with guests at BackBooth – $12
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Mad Cow Theatre – $27

Highlights of the week ahead:

  • February 28 – MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros at the ESPN  World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World – $10-$42
  • March 01 – Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • March 01 – Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • March 01 – MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee – $15-$24 ($7 FL resident tickets)
  • March 01 – Old 97’s at The Plaza Theatre – $22
  • March 02 – Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional
  • March 02 – Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • March 02 – Pato Banton & The Now Generation at The Social – $10
  • March 02 – Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • March 02 – Movie Night feat. “Dazed and Confused” at the Eden Bar at The Enzian Theater – Free (food and drink extra)
  • March 03 – Bright Eyes/Cursive at The Social – $25
  • March 03 – Broadway Across America Presents: Wicked at the Bob Carr P.A.C. – $37 -$150
  • March 03 – Central Florida Fair at the Central Florida Fairgrounds – $10  (ride tickets additional)
  • March 03 – Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World – Free with Park Admission
  • March 03 – Florida Strawberry Festival featuring Bobby Vinton and Kenny Rogers  in Plant City – $10 (ride tickets additional)

Central Florida Fair Starts Today in Orlando

Some of my best family memories are outings to the yearly fair. Make some memories of your own by taking your family to this year’s Central Florida Fair.

The 99th Annual edition of the fair starts today (February 24) and runs until March 6, 2011. There are carnival rides, animals, acrobats, live entertainment and more to enjoy. In addition to the regular entertainment, enjoy rodeos on both Saturdays (Feb 26 and March 5).

And let’s not forget the food. Pizza, cotton candy, funnel cakes, BBQ and more will be available for purchase.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for sudents and seniors, and $5 for children 6-10 (5 and under is free). Rides and food are additional.

Today is a deal, though. $1 admission for everyone, $1 rides and $1 food specials.

The Central Florida Fair takes place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds (imagine that!), which is located at 4603 W. Colonial Drive. Parking is free.

The fair opens at 4pm Monday through Friday, at 10am on Saturdays, and at 11am on Sundays.

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