South Florida Fair 2018: 8 ways to score cheap tickets


The South Florida Fair goes down every year. This year, you can join the fun from Friday, Jan. 12  through Sunday, Jan., 28. What else is new? The fair theme, of course! “Magical Parades.” And yes, there will be TONS of them.

Here’s how you can score free or discounted tickets to the enchanted experience.

1.  GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY 

Advanced discount tickets are on sale through Thursday, Jan. 11 at all Palm Beach County Publix Supermarkets, participating Bud’s Chicken & Seafood restaurants, Palm Beach County branches of BB&T, the fair’s box office and online at www.southfloridafair.com.

2. THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM

Attend the fair’s opening ceremony for free admission. Oh, and seating is limited so get there early. 

When: Friday, Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. 

Where: Expo West building


»Did you know? North America’s largest portable Ferris Wheel will make its debut at the fair 

»Diet vs. Fair Food: Who wins?


3. WHO DOESN’T LOVE BOGO?

Goodwill BOGO days are a thing. Buy one regular price adult gate admission and the second person will get in free. Coupons are available at Palm Beach County Goodwill stores or online at www.southfloridafair.com

When to buy: Between Wednesday, Jan. 17 and Wednesday, Jan. 24

4. GO ON A TUESDAY

Admission, rides and food bites will be $2 on Tuesdays all day between Jan. 16 - Jan 23. 

5. ARE YOU SOMEONE’S HERO?

If you’re active in the military, a veteran, firefighter or law enforcement personnel, you and your family will be admitted for just $7 by going to the main expo entrance of the fair or the entrance at Yesteryear Village to get admission coupon and then presenting it at any ticket window. To receive special ride discounts, visit the BioTest Pharmaceuticals booth inside Expo West. Valid proof of service with photo I.D. is required.

6. ENJOY THE BIKE SHOW

Arrive on a motorcycle and participate in the “Bike Nite” parade at 6 p.m. on either Wednesday, Jan. 17 or Wednesday, Jan. 24, to pay only $5 for admission. Guests must ride on a motorcycle to receive the special. That’s right: It’s $5 per person on a motorcycle, including passengers for an additional $5.

8. GRAB YOUR GOLDEN GIRLS!

Monday, Jan. 22, is Special Senior Day and admission for those 60 and older is just $5 ($4 off the regular senior gate admission). Also, admission every Wednesday and Thursday of the fair (Jan. 17, 18, 24 and 25), seniors get in for $7 — $2 off the regular senior gate admission. And yes, ID is required.

Keep an eye on our South Florida Fair 2018 photo gallery, you may be featured! 


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