The Fair’s Opening weekend-A blast for all ages and entertainment galore By Betty Alvarez

The Miami-Dade County Fair returned to South Florida with its new Extreme Opening Weekend, featuring MMA matches, boxing, wrestling, LIVE! entertainment and more. The exciting weekend ushered in 18 days of thrilling rides, food and fun for the whole family. All concerts and special events are free with Fair admission.

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is celebrating its 61st year and is ranked as the largest fair in Florida, hosting well over a half a million guests annually. The Fairâ„¢ is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture. In cooperation with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The Fair annually showcases the artistic and academic talents of more than 45,000 students through competition and exhibition. During its distinguished history, The Fair has donated more than $8 million in scholarships, awards and cash premiums. The 2012 Fair runs through April 1st. For complete information, please visit

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