It's January, and for Palm Beach County residents that can only mean one thing: the South Florida Fair is back.
And -- if you're food lovers like us -- it also means it's time to chow down on all manner of fat-laden, deep-fried, sugary treats. This week the fair will take over the South Florida Fairgrounds beginning Friday and runs through Sunday, Februray 1. As usual, the two-week-long fair will features games, rides, concerts, pig races, animal exhibits -- and plenty of freaky fair fare from fried Oreos to chocolate-covered ants.
If all that sounds like your idea of a good time, you might want to consider purchasing tickets now. Even though the South Florida Fair ticket prices are down $5 apiece from previous years, the MegaSaver packets still present mega savings for those who plan to bring the entire family or make multiple trips.
This year, pre-sale tickets are available until January 15, and offer a good deal of savings including free food tickets good for any food vendor.
You can find MegaSaver ticket packets on sale now at any Publix, TD Bank, Bud's Chicken & Seafood, and BB&T in Palm Beach County. The TicketSaver offers a $130 value for $89, and includes four admission tickets (good for any day), two ride wristband vouchers, and four $5 food tickets redeemable at any food stand.
The South Florida Fair opens Friday, January 16. Gates open at noon Monday through Friday, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children ages 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and under. To purchase tickets online, visit the website at southfloridafair.com.
Nicole Danna is a food blogger covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on Clean Plate's Instagram.
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.