Fair finally comes to town

Families in the North Florida region are highly anticipating the 2011 North Florida Fair. Magic Shows, animal races, food and games are what people will be coming out to enjoy on Thursday, the first day of the fair.

“My favorite part is the food. That’s what my daughter and I usually go for,” Tallahassee resident Harold Meeks said. “She actually enjoys the rides.”


The state fair, which takes place at the North Florida Fairgrounds, lasts for ten days. Throughout the day several acts take place on the center stage or under the big top. This year it will kick off with the “Show Me Swine Racers Show,” which is a race among pigs of three different species.

One of the most exciting returning acts is the Anastasini Circus. The group has several shows each day and entertains guests with diabolo juggling, incline wire motorcycles and clowns. Anastasini Circus has performed around the world for Disneyland, the China Festival, the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and the NBA half-time show.

Families will be coming from all over to enjoy the festivities of the fair. It usually attracts guests from as far as Escambia County and even Tampa. While enjoying kielbasa sausages, funnel cakes, candy apples and roasted peanuts, families can also watch magic shows and attend workshops and contests.

Sponsors include Pepsi, Verizon Wireless, Quality Inn and The Florida Lottery. Regular ticket prices start at $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. Advance passes can be purchased online for $12 or $20. For more information call 850-671-8400.