FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Just in time for the cooler fall weather, the Fair at Fenway South returns to JetBlue Park for three big weekends in November.
The fair will open weekends from Nov. 7 to 23 at JetBlue Park, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, from 5 to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
“We’re excited to be back in Southwest Florida and share with fairgoers some of the amazing new acts we’ve added to the weekend’s festivities as well as some great new rides,” said Ron Weber, general manager of the event.
The Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show, semi-finalists on the blockbuster television show, “America’s Got Talent,” is just one of the new acts that will be performing. The family will preform several of its death-defying shows each day, including motorcycle madness in the “Globe of Death,” a high-wire act high above the fairgrounds and much more.
“Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind” is another new show where fairgoers will experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see lions and tigers perform together live. Exotic Animal Trainer Vincent Von Duke has been training these beautiful creatures for more than 36 years, bringing his experience and knowledge to the Fair at Fenway South each day.
Award-wining Illusionist Lance Gifford, who has toured much of the U.S. and Canada, will amaze fairgoers at Fenway South with his fast-paced and highly entertaining magical illusion show. He and his company perform some of the world’s most amazing illusions including the “Metamorphosis,” once performed by the late great Harry Houdini. Some of the “family members” in his troupe include doves, rabbits, a chow chow, toy and standard poodles, a Macaw parrot and Burmese python snakes. Gifford’s show can be seen live at the fair several times each day.
Another crowd favorite is the Banana Derby, a race where monkeys dressed in jockey outfits race trained dogs around a track. Fairgoers may even meet the monkeys up close and personal after the races, which are held several times each day.
The fair also features a large petting zoo where attendees can see animals normally only found in the best zoos in the U.S. This attraction is open during all fair hours.
All live entertainment and shows are free with fair admission.
Wade Shows, one of the largest carnival companies in North America, will be bringing its rides and attractions to the midway at the event. Many of the fair’s rides appear each year at the Florida State Fair and are being brought exclusively to Fort Myers by the producers of the event. Rides have included the Crazy Cat Coaster, one of the largest portable roller coasters in North America, the Fireball, which swings riders high above the midway, and the 100’ tall Giant Wheel. Additionally, there will be new exciting rides at this year’s event as well as plenty of rides for younger kids to enjoy.
Admission to the fair is as low as $3.50 per person with a two-for-one admission discount available at www.fairatfenway.com. Pay-One-Price unlimited rides wristbands are also available at a discount through the website before the start of the fair for $20 each. Individual ride tickets may also be purchased at the event.
Vendor space and sponsorships are available.
For more information, visit www.fairatfenway.com.