The Youth Fair

Tamiami Park

The Youth Fair

“Be There! The Fair.”—the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition's engaging tune, is creating a buzz across Greater Miami & Miami Beach, signaling the arrival of a highly awaited event. Celebrating its 72nd anniversary, the Youth Fair offers a 21-day extravaganza of fun and flavors at the University Park fairgrounds near Westchester until April 7, with a brief pause on March 18-19 and April 1-2. Check out the complete schedule for all the details.

This top-rated fair in North America and Florida's most-attended event is set to welcome over half a million visitors to its 86-acre grounds.

2024's "Spaceventure" theme promises extraordinary entertainment, alongside a wide array of thrilling rides, culinary delights, games, captivating shows and performances, educational agricultural exhibits, and shopping opportunities.

Tickets are available online or at the venue, with complimentary entry for children under five and seniors over 65.

Attractions for everyone include 86 carnival rides across Majorland, Kiddieland, and Kiddieland Too, featuring classics and last year's hits like the Observation Wheel and Sky Ride. "X-Drive," a new thrill ride, will dazzle with its aerial spins.

Over 30 game stations and an extensive food selection, from traditional favorites to innovative treats like Almond Joy Funnel Cakes and cheeseburgers on sticks, will ensure endless amusement and satisfaction.

The fair also honors agriculture's role in the community with the Youth Agriculture Exhibits, showcasing student-raised livestock and projects, plus the Howdy Tour for young learners.

A packed schedule of entertainment, including daily parades, circus acts, and a petting zoo, adds to the festive atmosphere.

An autism-friendly sensory room, developed with CARD, offers a quiet space for those needing a break, enhancing accessibility and enjoyment for all guests.

Plan your visit using the Youth Fair app or a paper guide, and make use of amenities like stroller and wheelchair rentals for a comfortable experience.

Transport and parking are thoughtfully organized, with free general parking and a courtesy tram service, though ride-sharing is recommended during busy times.

Remember, while some vendors may accept cards, cash is king at many booths, with ATMs available on-site for convenience.