Go DIY at Maker Faire Orlando Oct 21-22, 2017

Maker Faire Orlando

Florida’s largest Maker event, Maker Faire Orlando, returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds the weekend of Oct 21-22 with a ton of fun DIY activities.

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more.

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

Central Florida Fair aerial view

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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Moonstone Music Festival to Be Headlined by KISS and Def Leppard April 30 – May 1 in Orlando

At a press conference under The Orlando Eye, the organizers of the upcoming Moonstone Music Festival took to the stage to announce the headliners for this new festival coming to Orlando April 30 and May 1, 2016.

Moonstone Music Festival announcement of headliners

It’s a one-two Classic Rock punch as KISS and Def Leppard were announced as the top headliners for the festival, which will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. KISS will be there Saturday and Def Leppardd will close out Sunday.

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Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators to Rock WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 22 on April 25, 2015

As part of a spring tour to support their recent album, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will take part in WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 22 on April 25 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

Slash, of course, is a legendary guitarist who has performed in bands like Guns N’Roses and supergroup Velvet Revolver. He’s also released several solo albums, including last year’s World on Fire.

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WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 22 Rocks the Central Florida Fairgrounds April 25, 2015

WJRR Earthday Birthday 22WJRR knows rock, so you know when they put on the upcoming Earthday Birthday 22 on Sunday, April 25, the heads will be banging.

Of course the highlight of EDBD 22 is the music, and they’re not skimping in that department. Two stages will feature non-stop rock by headliner Five Finger Death Punch, along with Rise Against, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Sevendust, Hellyeah, Buckcherry, All that Remains, Tremonti, Flyleaf, Saving Abel, Trapt, Nothing More, Islander, Bobaflex, Avatar, Message To Venus, and Sleepwave.

Yeah, that’s a lot of rock.

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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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Kink Music Festival Brings the Rock to Central Florida Fairgrounds November 8, 2014

Kink Music FestivalFeaturing several heavy rock bands, the Kink Music Festival will be setting up in Orlando at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on November 8.

Featuring headliners Mastodon, the roster also includes Gojira, Nonpoint, Puddle of Mudd, Gemini Syndrome, Islander, Crobots, and more.

If that’s not enough to keep your attention, there will also be a car expo and a tattoo expo happening during the festival.

Presented by WJRR 101.1fm, admission to the Kink Music Festival are only $20 per person in advance, $25 at the gate. Purchase them online in advance at kinkmusicfestival.com.



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.

Vans Warped Tour Rolls into Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando on July 28, 2013

Vans Warped TourIt’s summer, which means it’s time for the Vans Warped Tour to hit Orlando again. It will roll into the Central Florida Fairgrounds on July 28.

One of America’s premier music and lifestyle tours, it has been a great way to check out up-and-coming bands, as well as rock out to established artists since 1995.

This year’s performers include Allstar Weekend, August Burns Red, Beebs and Her Money Makers, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Veil Brides, blessthefall, Bring Me The Horizon, Chiodos, Hawthorne Heights, Memphis May Fire, Motion City Soundtrack, Never Shout Never, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Sleeping With Sirens, The Used, We Came As Romans, The Wonder Years and many more.

Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to meet bands, as well as enjoy acoustic performances in the sponsor + vendor area. These will be posted on signs at the tents. There’s also plenty of opportunity to shop, check out worthwhile causes, and enjoy skateboard competitions.

Expect it to be crowded and hot, so make sure you keep hydrated and wear sunscreen. You are allowed to bring in one sealed water bottle when you enter the show and that can be continuously filled up at the SIGG Water Hydration Station for free. For more info on what to expect, visit vanswarpedtour.com.

Vans Warped Tour is an all ages show, and runs 11am to 9pm. Tickets are general admission at $38.50 per person.

The Central Florida Fairgrounds are located at 4603 W. Colonial Blvd. There is plenty of grass parking, but you can also use the Rock & Bus service from many Central Florida locations for an additional fee.

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.

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