80th Annual North Florida Fair on tap

North Florida Fair flyer. Photo courtesy: North Florida Fair

The North Florida Fair returns to the fairgrounds for two highly entertaining weeks of fun, games, prizes, rides and tasty food starting Nov. 3.

Weeks in advance, patrons have begun their mission of getting a deal on tickets by purchasing advance tickets. VIP tickets can be purchased with an admission price of $35, allowing unlimited rides for one day. Super Saver Passes can be purchased for $20 with unlimited rides for Nov. 8-9.

One of the most enticing offers is called the “Carload.” For a total price of $60, every passenger in the car gets admission and unlimited rides if they are all buckled into their seat belts. The “Carload” is sure to be a hit for high school and college students as well as for families with children.

An all-time favorite when it comes to the fair is undeniably the unique varieties of food, full of flavor and packed with a side of nostalgia from childhood. The aroma of the food is powerful and meets you as you enter the admission gates. Without a doubt, not too many people will leave the fair without consuming some fried foods or desserts.

Darryl Smith, a fourth-year graphic design student at Florida A&M, says he looks forward to attending the North Florida Fair.

“I like eating different varieties of food, like funnel cakes, turkey legs, fried Oreos, donut burgers and freshly squeezed lemonade because the foods offered are a different type of food,” he said. “It is kind of like seasonal food that usually only comes around when the fair is here.”

Nyelah Ramsey is a second-year psychology major at FAMU. Ramsey says she enjoys the different experiences available at the fair.

“Being able to go out and see what the fair has to offer from the food, animals and rides. I really enjoyed seeing the animals when I went,” she said.

Ramsey is a perfect example of enjoying all aspects of the fair.

Advanced tickets are on sale now for the North Florida Fair. Admission prices will soon revert to regular admission prices, but there will still be a variety of daily specials from Nov. 3-13. A highlight of the fair will be Senior Citizens Day on Nov. 5, when it is free to those 65 and older.