The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
November 6th - November 17th, 2013
A Florida Blue Ribbon Fair
The Greater Jacksonville Fair is a member of The Greater Jacksonville Fair is a member of the
The Florida Federation of Fairs International Association of Fairs & Expositions
Just the Facts
The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair began over 58 years ago by a small group of citizens in our community
met to create a venue where the latest in agriculture, art and entertainment could be showcased to Jacksonville
and the other counties that make up the first coast.
Yes, we are more than a carnival that brings rides and games for all to enjoy each year. The rides are simply a part
of the fair which enables us to create all the other wonderful exhibits we offer our community at fair time. We look for the
best in entertainment, arts & crafts, livestock exhibits, dairy & cattle shows and horticulture exhibits. In the Florida Crops
Exhibit area, the Master Gardeners will help with all your gardening questions. Duval Extension Service brings you
the very latest information on sustainability, solar advancements and eco friendly advice. And, of course we can't forget
the many special contest we create each year, (College Alumni Scholarship Contest, Jacksonville elementary schools,
"Book of the Month" Quilt Contest, culinary contests, woodturners, etc.) All of this and more, we do for our communitie's
Make a memory this year when you visit the fair. Read the information signs as you walk through the barns. Ask how
you or your child can volunteer or be a part of the fair. Ask a Master Gardner how to make a rain barrel. Would you like
to have a garden but you live in an apartment? The Masters can show you how to grow fruit and vegetables in a garden
or in containers on your patio. Show us what you have accomoplished this year that you are proud of, be it art, sewing,
canning, horticulture or maybe you would like to enter one of our cooking contests. That's what we are here for...To
help you showcase your accomplishments. Were here for you....To educate,entertain, inform and involve our
community in the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair.
The Greater Jacksonville Fair Association is a is a 501 (c) 3, nonprofit, educational corporation, approved by the
Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce. Chartered and incorporated by the State of Florida, through the
Department of Agriculture to educate, entertain and inform. To date, over 2.7 million dollars has been given to
worthy charities and awarded as scholarships to deserving students.
At the Gate Admissions
Admission Adults - $8.00 - Children 5 and under FREE*
Children 6-12 Years - $5.00 - Seniors 65 and over - $5.00
*Children 5 years of age and younger will be admitted free during the normal working hours of the Fair with
a parent or adult guardian. Senior Citizens, 65 years of age or older will be admitted FREE each Friday.
RIDES & GAMES: Belle City Amusements is our midway partner. They bring the rides, games and the majority of the
food vendors. To see the exciting rides that will be coming our way, visit Belle City Amusements. Before buying a ride
armband for your child, click on the rides you may be considering and view the height requirements both with and
without an adult. If your child can only ride a few rides, you may want to consider buying individual ride tickets once
you arrive at the fair,
Open Hours of the Fair
Wednesday & Thursday
Nov. 6th & Nov. 7th
5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M. - 1100 P.M.
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
|Monday - (VETERANS DAY)||Nov. 11th - OPENING EARLY||
12:00 - NOON - 11:00 P.M.
|Tuesday - Thursday||Nov. 12th, 13th, 14th||
5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Contest Entrance Fees for Livestock & Youth Shows
Arts & Crafts - Horticulture - and "Special Contests" Do Not Require Entrance Fees
Livestock, Horse & Dog Show Entries all close October 1st. There are no entry fees for arts & crafts, fine art, photos
or hobbies. Bring those entries to Exhibit Hall "A" on Sunday, November 3rd, from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. A fair
volunteer will be there to assist you with your entry. If you want to know more about any of the above contest, visit their
designated chapters on this web site.
HOW TO ENTER LIVESTOCK, DOG & HORSE SHOWS: Livestock entries Close October 1st. Click on the registration
form link. Type your information on the form and print it. All registrations must be complete with name, address,
S/S or Tax I.D.#. For livestock name of breeder, division, animals name and registration number of the sire and dam
MUST BE INCLUDED! Premiums will not be paid without all required fees* and this information. A limited number of
outside tie out space is available to livestock exhibitors but it will not be assigned without the receipt of a completed
Mail your entry to:
The Greater Jacksonville Fair
510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
*Checks that may be returned due to NSF will be assessed a $50 returned check fee. All outstanding fees must be
paid with certified funds prior to check-in for participation in the fair.
PETS: Pets,are not allowed in the barns or on the fairgrounds with the exception of "Certified Animals" that assist the
BARN RULES: Open and loud use of profane and abusive language will not be tolerated. Sound will be maintained at
a normal level. Consumption of alcohol and smoking will not be allowed in the barns. No one will be allowed to stay
in the barns overnight.
PARKING: Parking for the general public is not available on the fairgrounds. Parking is available in the City lots that
surround the fairgrounds which SMG administers for the City. The fair does not participate in any revenue from the City.
ACCEPTANCE & RELEASE DATES
Acceptance and Release dates for Livestock, Agriculture, Arts / Crafts, Horticulture and Special Comopetitions are listed
in the seperate divisions for these categories. PLEASE NOTE CAREFULLY THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR THE
EXHIBIT YOU WISH TO ENTER.
4-H and FFA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: For 4-H and FFA Club members from Duval, Bradford, Nassau, Baker, Putnam, St. John
and Clay Counties will be presented at the Parade of Champions, Saturday, November 9th, in the Livestock Arena at
PREMIUM MONEY: Contest and livestock premium checks will be mailed at the conslusion of the fair. Other awards not
claimed by the close of the Fair will be forfeited. premium monies awarded in connection with the Fair shall be negotiated
by the recipient / payee within 90 days from the date of the check, time being of the essence. If recipient / payee fails to
timely negotiate said check, all monies due recipient / payee shall belong to the Fair and shall be deemed an
unconditional irrevocable gift to the Fair of said monies.
The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Association will not be responsible for loss by accident, fire, theft or providential
destruction. The Fair reserves the right to reject or accept conditionally any entry or application at any time. To revoke
premiums earned or terminate any exhibit for just cause, and such decision shall be final. The Greater Jacksonville
Agricultural Fair Association will not be responsible for damages done by animals or injuries to animals