This family-friendly annual event features midway rides and games for all ages, favorite fair food, live music including Groove 41 and The Vegas Road Show, magic shows, 3D chalk art, a petting zoo, and alligator wrestling shows starring Jimmy from the Gator Boys (Feb. 21-26).

Fair admission and parking at the I-75 Flea Market are free.

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $35 on site or online before 5 pm Feb. 16 for $29 each, 2/$55 or 4/$99.

Flash Sale: 2 wristbands for $29 (online through Feb. 13 while supplies last)

Ride tickets are also available on the midway for $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets, or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.) Online pre-sale special: $45/50 tickets + 1 free ride

Fair hours: 5-10 pm Tuesday – Thursday; 5-11 pm Fridays; noon-11 pm Saturdays and Sun., Feb. 19; noon-10 pm Monday (Presidents Day) and Sun., Feb. 26

More information: 866-666-3247

For the entertainment schedule, visitΒ

The Marion County Fair is sponsored by Florida Kids Helping Kids (FKHK), a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers.