Dec 062013
 

The DeSoto County Fair is celebrating its 61st Year in operation as one of the leading traditional county fairs in Florida and will open on Friday, January 17th, 2014. Enjoy this family event throughout the 10 days of fun and excitement. This family fun fair will feature Hildebrand Rides who is providing more rides and attractions than ever before in honor of the Fair’s 61st Anniversary celebration.

Amazing amusements will include the Giant Gondola Wheel with spectacular LED light show, the Ring Of Fire, a Five Story Roller Coaster, Drop Tower, Gravitron, Orbitor, an incredible Zip Line and an expansive Kiddie Land and of course, a multitude of Games of Skill and Foods from Around The World. The DeSoto County Fair will be held at the Arcadia Fairgrounds located at 100 Heard Street in Arcadia, Florida and will run from Friday, January 17th through Sunday, January 26th.  Full schedule posted below.

Friday, January 17th

Gates Open……………………………….. 5:00 p.m.
Midway Opens……………………………. 5:00 p.m.
Kindergarten Princess Pageant…… 5:30 p.m.
DeSoto Sweetheart Pageant…….… 6:30 p.m..
Opening Ceremony…………………… 7:30 p.m..
Jr. Miss DeSoto Pageant……………. 8:00 p.m.

**Extended Time: 8 Hours of Midnight Madness for $20!
MIDNIGHT MADNESS – 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. $20. Armband

Saturday, January 18th

Rabbit Showmanship & Judging….11:00 a.m.
Gates Opens…………………………… 12:00 p.m.
Midway Opens……………………..… 12:00 p.m.
Poultry Showmanship………..……….. 1:00 p.m.
Little Miss DeSoto Pageant 3rd Grade… 3:00 p.m.
Little Miss DeSoto Pageant 4th Grade… 4:00 p.m.
Little Miss DeSoto Pageant 5th Grade… 5:00 p.m.
DeSoto Princess Pageant………………… 6:00 p.m.
Miss DeSoto Pageant……………………. 8:00 p.m.

MATINEE DISCOUNT- Matinee- Noon – 5 p.m.
$15 Armband for all rides 5 p.m. to Close
$20 Armband for all rides.

Sunday, January 19th

Gates Open………………………………….. 1:00 p.m.
Midway Opens……………………………… 1:00 p.m.
Steer Grooming Contest…………………2:00 p.m.
Gospel Sing………………………………….. 2:00 p.m.

1-11 p.m. Free Admission w/Purchase of $15, Armband
Good for all rides. OR Walk around fee $5. (no rides)
No Walk Around Fee with Church Bulletin (no rides)

Monday, January 20th

Gates Open………………………………5:00 p.m.
Midway Opens …………………………5:00 p.m.
Talent Contest ( Elementary)…….6:00 p.m.
Swine Show……………………………..7:00 p.m.

BUDDY NIGHT- 5 p.m. – Close $15. Armband
for all rides or $20. & Your Buddy gets one too

Tuesday, January 21st

Gates Open………………………………5:00 p.m.
Midway Opens………………………….5:00 p.m.
Steer Show….…………………………..7:00 p.m.
Talent Contest (Middle School)…..7:00 p.m.

STUDENT DAY/ STUDENTS GET IN FREE
5 p.m. – Close $20. Armband for all rides.

Wednesday, January 22nd

Gates Open………………………….5:00 p.m.
Midway Opens………………………5:00 p.m.
Animal Costume Contest……….6:00 p.m.
Goat Show……………………………7:00 p.m.
Talent Contest (High School)…7:00 p.m.

YOUTH DAY ON MIDWAY – 5 p.m. – close
$15 Armband For all Rides

Thursday, January 23rd

Gates Open……………………………5:00 p.m.
Midway Opens………………………. 5:00 p.m.
Adult Talent Contest……………….7:00 p.m.
Beef Breeding Show………………. 7:00 p.m.

DESOTO COUNTY NIGHT – 5 p.m. – close
$15 Armband for all DeSoto County Residents.

Friday, January 24th

Gates Open……………………..5:00 p.m.
Midway Opens………………….5:00 p.m.
Livestock Awards……………..5:00 p.m.
Livestock Sale…………………..7:00 p.m.

EARLY BIRD MADNESS – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. $20 Armband
MIDNIGHT MADNESS – 10 p.m.-1 a.m. $15 Armband

Saturday, January 25th

Gates Open………………………………12:00 p.m.
Midway Opens…………………………..12:00 p.m.
Mexican Band……………………………..7:00 p.m.

MATINEE – Noon – 5 p.m Armband only $15
for all rides 5 p.m. to Close $20. Armband for all rides

Sunday, January 26th

Gates Open……………………………1:00 p.m.
Midway Opens……………………….1:00 p.m.

FINAL FLING FAMILY DAY
1 – 11 p.m. -$10 Gate Admission Good for all rides

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