South Florida's newest fair will roll into Fort Myers for two weekends in November.
The Fair at Fenway South is scheduled for Nov. 8-10 and 14-17 at the Boston Red Sox's 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. Fair hours are from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and noon to midnight on weekends.
"Our focus is on packing the event with family-friendly entertainment for all ages," said Ron Weber, general manager of the event. "There is something for everyone to see and enjoy including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, free live entertainment and shows including the Flying Pages Circus, A Grizzly Experience, the Banana Derby, a full petting zoo and much more."
The flying trapeze act is just one example of a fair favorite. The Flying Pages are a third and fourth generation, international award-winning circus family who came to the U.S. from Cuba in the early 1960s as flying-trapeze performers. They will be performing several death-defying shows each day at the fair.
Another crowd favorite is the Banana Derby, a race where monkeys dressed in jockey outfits race trained dogs around a track. Fairgoers can even meet the monkeys up close and personal after the races, which are held several times each day.
The Fair at Fenway also includes A Grizzly Experience, the leading bear show in the country. Attendees can watch these giant, majestic creatures and learn about their behavior through the expert guidance of the Osbourne family, the bears' loving owners.
The fair also features a large petting zoo and unique exotic-animal exhibit where attendees can see tigers, birds and dozens of creatures normally only found in the best zoos in the U.S. Both of these attractions are open during all fair hours.
All shows are free with fair admission.
Guests can even ride a camel or pony at the all-new Fair at Fenway South.
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 rides appear each year at the Florida State Fair and are being brought exclusively to Fort Myers by the producers of the event.
Admission to the fair is as low as $3 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.