It’s time to head over to North Fort Myers for The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair! I’m pretty sure my taste buds just did a backflip of joy. I don’t know about you, but the mere thought of deep-fried Reese’s peanut butter cups, corn dogs, fried Oreos, elephant ears, and funnel cakes is enough to make me salivate uncontrollably.

And let’s not forget about the sheer excitement of the fair itself. I mean, where else can you see farm animals, ride the Ferris wheel, and chow down on deep-fried goodness all in one place? It’s like a dream come true.

But back to the food. Let’s start with the deep-fried Reese’s peanut butter cups. Whoever thought to take one of the most beloved candies of all time and dunk it in hot oil deserves a medal. It’s like biting into a warm, gooey cloud of peanut buttery heaven. I’m pretty sure I could eat a whole bucket of these bad boys and still want more.

Kid enjoys Fried Peanut Butter cup.

And then there’s the corn dogs. Is there anything more quintessentially fair food than a corn dog? I think not. Something about that crispy cornmeal exterior and juicy hot dog center just screams “good times”. Plus, it’s basically a meal on a stick, so you can eat it while you ride the Tilt-A-Whirl. Talk about multitasking!

North Fort Myers:

But let’s not forget about the fried Oreos. I mean, come on. Oreos are already amazing on their own, but when you coat them in batter and fry them to crispy perfection, they become a whole new level of deliciousness. I’m pretty sure I heard angels singing the first time I tried one.

And don’t even get me started on elephant ears and funnel cakes. These sugary, doughy treats are the stuff of dreams. They’re like the fair’s version of a warm hug. If you’re feeling down, just grab a funnel cake and suddenly the world is a brighter place.

So, if you’re in the Southwest Florida area, do yourself a favor and head to the Lee County Civic Center for the fair. It’s a hundred years of memories in the making, and the food alone is worth the trip. Just make sure to bring your stretchy pants.


2023 Florida State And County Fair Schedule

Making a list of the Florida Sate And Florida County Fair Schedule was on my calendar since early this year. That’s when I realized the Charlotte County fair had already started. Guess I better get to it.

I’m a big fan of going to county fairs especially. Be it the demolition derby at the Collier County Fair, or the Moonlight Madness at the Lee County Fair. There’s always something going on. And it’s the one time of year I eat deep fried Oreos. Not sure why, but I need those. And you haven’t lived until you ride the giant ferris wheel during Moonlight Madness. All those lights on the ground as you rotate up high into the dark sky. Magical.

We usually have tickets to give away to Lee and Collier County Fairs, check here to see if we’re currently doing giveaways. Winning a four pack of unlimited ride wristbands is no joke. Just set the kids loose and meet back up a few hours later. Ride everything. Twice. Heck, ten times if you want.

So let’s take a look at the Florida County Fair Schedule for 2023. I’ll also include the Florida State Fair in Tampa. That one is coming up quite soon, too. Sorry I waited too long to get this out. I was watching cat videos. This list is January-March 2023.

  • Manatee River Fair, Palmetto

    January 12-22, 2023


  • South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions, West Palm Beach

    Missed this one, too. Here’s 2024 Dates: January 12 – January 28, 2024.

    Thank you Wade Shows for all the amazing rides during the South Florida Fair! What a fun time we had thanks to you🎡 #soflfair2023 #wadeshows

    Posted by South Florida Fair on Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Polk County Youth Fair, Bartow

    January 21-27

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  • Charlotte County Fair, Port Charlotte

    January 27-February 5, 2023


  • DeSoto County Fair, Arcadia

    Feb 3, 2023 – Feb 11, 2023

    For the first time in Arcadia “LUCY” the T-Rex will be at the Desoto County Fair. Standing 12 feet tall and 40 feet long you don’t want to miss your chance to get up close and personal with LUCY the T-Rex.

    Posted by DeSoto County Fair Association on Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Highlands County Fair, Sebring

    February 3 – 11, 2023

    2023 Highlands County Fair Schedule of Events

    Friday, February 3rd Highlands Radio Group Day- General Admission $8 5pm-ClosingRide MidwayReithoffer Shows- Arm Band $225pm-10pmInd. MidwayExhibit Buildings, Food Vendors & Convention Center O...

  • Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show, Clewiston

  • Florida State Fair, Tampa

    FEBRUARY 9-20, 2023

    😎NEW entertainment, food, rides, oh my!Check out the latest and greatest of the 2023 #flstatefair Your FUN is here -

    Posted by Florida State Fairgrounds on Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Osceola County Fair, Kissimmee

    February 10-19

    Get your Tickets for the 2023 Demolition Derby at the Osceola County Fair🎡*Tickets: ✅ BUY...

    Posted by Osceola County Fair (KVLS) on Monday, January 30, 2023


  • Martin County Fair, Stuart

    February 10 – 18, 2023

    Don't miss this year's 64th Annual Martin County Fair!🎡🎠Discounted Advanced Tickets are on sale now! 🤩Buy them now ➡️...

    Posted by Martin County Fair and Youth Livestock Show on Friday, January 20, 2023
  • Hardee County Fair, Wauchula

    FEBRUARY 18 – 25, 2023


    Posted by Hardee County Fair on Wednesday, January 18, 2023


  • Pasco County Fair, Dade City

    FEBRUARY 20 – 26, 2023

    Come see why the Chicken Crossed the road. The 76th Annual Pasco County Fair, presented by AdventHealth, February 20 -...

    Posted by Pasco County Fair Association on Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Southeastern Youth Fair, Ocala

    February 23 to March 4, 2023

    Southeastern Youth Fair - Feb. 25 - Mar. 5, 2022

    February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!


  • Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair, North Fort Myers

    February 23  through Sunday, March 5, 2023

    Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair |

    The primary purpose of the Fair is to provide a place to display livestock, agriculture, crafts and the like in a safe, family-oriented environment. The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair is a special annual event of very limited duration, with a specific objective of providing thousands of attendees an educational and entertainment experience, serving a main audience of family and youth, in a safe, family-oriented environment.


  • Glades County Youth Livestock Show, Moore Haven

    February 27, 2023 – March 4, 2023


  • Alachua County Youth Fair, Gainesville

    March 2 – 7, 2023

    Home | Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show

    The Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show Association is a non-profit organization that conducts and operates public fairs and expositions pertaining to agricultural matters and more particularly to the exhibitions of livestock, poultry, crafts, youth projects, and farm products. The fair is an educational platform for the youth in Alachua County who are interested in agriculture.


  • Central Florida Fair, Orlando

    March 2nd through March 12th

    Thanks so much for coming out to the 2022 Central Florida Fair! 🎡❤️

    Posted by Central Florida Fair on Monday, March 14, 2022
  • Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City

    March 2 – March 12, 2023

    CHRIS "Ludacris" BRIDGES is coming to #BerryFest23 on Saturday, March 4th at 7:30 p.m. on the Wish Farms Soundstage...

    Posted by Florida Strawberry Festival on Monday, January 23, 2023
  • Sumter County Fair, Bushnell

    March 3-March 11

    Home - Sumter County Fair

    Home - Sumter County Fair The 2023 Sumter County Fair kicks off March 3 - 11 in Bushnell, Florida. Our action packed fair features a full carnival midway with rides for all ages, midway games, and plenty of delicious food. We have a great lineup of entertainment including concerts, strolling entertainers, and much more!

  • Bradford County Fair, Starke

  • Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair, Vero Beach

    March 10th to 19th 2023

    Mark your calendars. The Indian River County Firefighters' Fair is back March 10th through the 19th! #verobeach #indianrivercounty #fair #areyouready

    Posted by Indian River County Firefighters' Fair on Friday, January 27, 2023
  • Okeechobee County Fair, Okeechobee

    March 14-19

    March 14 - 19, 2023 - Okeechobee County Fair

    The Okeechobee Fair will take place March 14-19, 2023 at the Okeechobee County Fairgrounds in Okeechobee, Florida. Experience 6 days of fun including a full carnival midway, delicious fair food, and exciting entertainment. Watch the amazing Johnny Rocket's Cycle Circus Live, or visit The Petting Zoo with Parakeet Encounter , all FREE shows with paid gate admission.

  • Collier County Fair, Naples

    March 16 – March 26

    Starting March 16 enjoy 11 days of fun at the Collier Fair! With new attractions such as the Minecraft themed funhouse...

    Posted by Collier Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition, Miami

    MARCH 16 – APRIL 9, 2023

    EXCEPT MARCH 27-28 & APRIL 3-4

    So close, we can almost feel the thrills! The countdown is on... 80+ rides coming soon... BE THERE!

    Posted by Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition on Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Putnam County Agricultural Fair, East Palatka

    March 17-25

    Putnam County Fairgrounds

    Event Venue and host of the Annual Putnam County Fair in East Palatka, Florida!

  • Sarasota County Fair, Sarasota

    March 17-26

    2023 Sarasota County Fair

    For your protection we do not allow guns, knives or other weapons, use of drugs, pets, radios, skateboards, inline or roller skates, wheeled items except baby strollers and wheelchairs, appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn at all times.

  • Suwannee County Fair and Livestock Show, Live Oak

    March 17-March 25

    Suwannee County Fair | Carnival Lights and Country Nights

    Dear Friends, Welcome to the Suwannee County Fair and Youth Livestock Show and Sale. The Suwannee County Fair is one of Suwannee County's most treasured traditions. The Fair began over 100 years ago and even with the changing times it continues to meet the annual challenges of encouraging and celebrating the best in our community.

  • Citrus County Fair, Inverness

    March 27th – April 2nd

    Citrus County Fair

    10:00 am to 5:00 pm Office # 352-726-2993 Email [email protected] 352-201-7499 Jennifer Ashley Flea Market Manager Every Friday and Saturday / 7:30 am - 2:00 pm Citrus County Fair 3600 S Florida Avenue (Hwy 41 South) Inverness, FL 34450


  • Clay County Agricultural Fair, Green Cove Springs

    March 30-April 9th

    Clay County Agricultural Fair

    The Clay County Agricultural Fair located in Green Cove Springs, FL. Come enjoy A Family*Fair!

  • Santa Rosa County Fair, Milton

    April 4th – 8th!

    Santa Rosa County Fair - County Fair & Livestock Show

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