About the Fair

Manager’s Message…

See you at the fair, March 8-17, 2013

Since 1980 our visitors have made the Firefighters’ fair an important part of Indian River County life. Last season’s fair was a real challenge with the rain and lightning on opening day as well as not even opening on Sunday the 11th. I am however confident that this year’s event scheduled for March 8th – 17th, will be among the most memorable yet as long as Mother Nature cooperates.

As public servants, we try our best to protect our citizens while on duty 24 hours a day 7 days a week. On our days off operating the fair, we try our best to provide fair patrons the best in agriculture, education, livestock, local entertainment, creative crafts & fair food. As we begin preparations for our 34th edition of the 2013 fair, we invite you to watch our website for updates on the many exciting attractions scheduled for the year’s program. We want to have the public involved in the fair as much as possible with competitive entries. They are a Wing Eating contest, demolition derby, a Truck tug-of-war, and the popular Corn Hole tournament. All these added to our existing line up of events like a Rain Barrel decorating competition, whip cracking and Karaoke will make for a great fair.

Our attendance of visitors has been up and down over the years whether it is economic conditions or the weather. We continue to attract upwards of 50,000 fairgoers to this event, many of them came as a youth who now return with children of their own as adults. We hope you enjoy strolling into our main exhibit building where vendors and State Statute 616.17 requirements are on display. Maybe see what your neighbor or friend has entered in a competitive exhibit like canning, creative crafts and baked goods. Also, look for the Giant Redwood Tree log home.

The Firefighters’ Fair offers something for everyone, young and old. Since 1980, proceeds from our event have supported the Indian River County Burn Fund, Local High School Scholarships, Fairground Improvements, other Various Charitable Organizations, and for The Benefit Of Public Safety. The 2013 theme is “Traditions you Treasure”.

We are very proud of our volunteers who work so hard to make this event successful, and our sponsors who provide continuous financial support for our program. I encourage you to take time out and enjoy the many activities that make this fair one of the premier events in our county. Encourage your friends and family to visit so they too might come and experience our “FUN, RIDES, CLEANLINESS, FOOD and FAMILY ATMOSPHERE”.


Toby Turner

General Manager

Reprinted from www.FireFightersFair.org

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