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Volusia County Fair in full swing at fairgrounds east of DeLand
DeLand High student is Miss Volusia County Fair
posted Nov 5, 2012 - 6:48:04am
It's time once again for carnival rides, animals, concerts, exhibits, food and fun at the Volusia County Fair and Youth Show. The Fair started Nov. 1 and will continue through Nov. 11.
"We had a very good crowd for opening night," Executive Director David Viers said.
A highlight of opening night is always the Miss Volusia County Fair pageant. This year's honoree is DeLand High School's Haley Stark, who received $500 and a trophy. First runner-up is Brooklyn Krouse of the Richard Millburn Academy, who received $150 and a trophy, and second runner-up is Kailey Godfrey of New Smyrna Beach High School, who received $100 and a trophy.
Viers said new exhibits and features this year are making the fair even more fun and convenient for patrons. The midway now accepts credit cards, and a working, interactive blacksmith shop has been added.
Another new feature is the Sea Lion Splash. This is the only traveling sea-lion show in the United States. The sea mammals and their human hosts educate and entertain showgoers with comedy and conservation information.
"We're expecting great weather, and hope everybody will come out to the fair and have a good time," Viers said.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, is Volusia Recycles Night. Fairgoers who bring a item for recycling will receive $1 off the $8 gate admission and may purchase a ride bracelet for $15.
Thursday, Nov. 8, is Coca-Cola Night, when students 18 and younger can get in free with an empty Coca-Cola container. Ride bracelets on Nov. 8 will cost $20.
On Saturday, Nov. 10, fairgoers can enjoy music from chart-topping artists The Farm at 8 p.m. in the Tommy Lawrence Arena. This concert is free with gate admission. On Nov. 11, all veterans and service members will be admitted free with identification.
For more info and a full schedule of events, visit www.volusiacountyfair.com.
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