Since 1980, the folks in Indian River County, Florida have enjoyed the fair that was once known as the “Vero Beach Firefighter’s County Fair”, only to grow tremendously into the current “Firefighter’s Fair.” Sprawling across 45 acres of fairgrounds and another 30 acres of parking, the citizens of Indian River County donated the property for the use of the fair back in 1986.
From its humble roots, the fair now boasts attendance of over 50,000 patrons each year, all out to enjoy the sites and sounds and fun of an old-fashioned country fair. Attractions include a large midway with rides and games, a huge roster of 4H and livestock shows and judging, agricultural exhibits, fantastic fair food, and, of course, shopping booths of every stripe.
In 2017, the fair will run from March 10 – 19, opening officially at 5:00pm on the 10th. Fair gates are open Monday – Friday from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, and open at 1:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, with the weekend closing hours varying depending on the activities planned for the evenings. Attractions and entertainments also change daily, so be sure to check out the full calendar on the fair’s web site. Director of Concessions, Jimmy Holbrook, is the main point of contact for any vendors looking to book a space for the upcoming fair. He can be reached via email at IRCFAIRVENDORS@gmail.com.
For more information on renting or reserving a booth, check them out on Facebook or visit the web site at www.firefightersfair.org