There's more than one way to get to the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition
"With the rising popularity of ride sharing, we are seeing more and more of our Youth Fair guests arriving by Lyft, Uber and often taxi. Coming by the Metro bus always has been popular, and there are lots of folks who just prefer to walk. The areas will be very visible with signs and enhanced lighting," said Robert Hohenstein, president and CEO.
The 2018 Youth Fair will be open March 15-April 8, except for Monday-Tuesday, March 19-20 and April 2-3, when gates are closed.
Specified entrances are:
• Ridesharing drop-off and pick-up zone – Gate 7 at Southwest 107th Avenue and Southwest 17th Street. App-based ridesharing services should use this area only.
• Pedestrian entrance – Gate 2 on Coral Way and Southwest 109th Avenue is open 2-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only for walk through. The area is not to be used for pick up or drop off.
• Metro bus stop – Gate 7 at Southwest 107th Avenue and Southwest 17th Street
Drivers will enter through the following gates:
Gate 1 – Southwest 112th Avenue and Coral Way
Gate 2 – Southwest 114th Avenue and Coral Way
Gate 3 – Southwest 117th Avenue and Southwest 22nd Street
Gate 4 – Southwest 117th Avenue and Southwest 21st Street
The fee for Youth Fair guest parking in Tamiami Park is $10. There is no charge for handicap parking. Parking tickets are being sold at half-price when purchased online on or before March 14. Guests can buy up to three discounted parking tickets at a time through The Youth Fair website.
Parking lot trams will operate continuously and uninterrupted to deliver Youth Fair guests parking within Tamiami Park to the Main Gate and return them at the end of their stay.
"Our goal is to help our guests get as quickly as possible into the Fairgrounds for an enjoyable time with their family and friends," Hohenstein said.
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition (The Youth Fair) is the largest charity event in South Florida. The not-for-profit association is dedicated to promoting education and agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement and providing quality family entertainment, all without taxpayer dollars. The annual Youth Fair exhibits more than 63,000 student projects to nearly 600,000 Youth Fair guests and, in 2017, awarded more than $530,000 in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to students. To date, The Youth Fair has presented well over $11 million to the Miami-Dade community. The Youth Fair has been named a finalist for Community Outreach in the 2018 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Top Entrepreneurial Awards. It received the 2016 Trustee of the Year award from the South Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was a finalist for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2016 Diamond Award for Large Non-Profit. It was recognized in 2015 as the Leisure & Entertainment Services Firm of the Year by the Latin Builder's Association, the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was the Diamond Award Winner for Outstanding Hospitality Entity by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The Fair Exposition Center, which is the second largest convention center in Miami-Dade County, hosts an additional 70 community events each year. Visit http://www.thefair.me/
Wragg & Casas Strategic Communications