Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, Inc. The 2015 Youth Fair Will Open March 12 To April 5, 2015
(Closed March 16, 17, 30 & 31)
225 Days Until The Fun Begins!
Be There! The Fair. ®
A private nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing youth achievement!


The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc.

We are a state-chartered, private, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to enriching our community by promoting education and South Florida agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement.  We accomplish this with your kind support and by producing a first-class event, The Fair™, that provides guests of all ages magnificent entertainment.  Our fairgrounds also provide quality facilities and resources for events, shows, concerts and festivals all year-round.  We are also home to the Tamiami Youth Basketball League and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department's Summer Youth Camp.

The Fair™

The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition (also known for generations as The Youth Fair) will celebrate its 64th anniversary in 2015! The 2015 Youth Fair will open March 12 To April 5, 2015 (Closed March 16, 17, 30 & 31).

Presented by KIA Motors of North America, Coca-Cola and Sedano's Supermarkets, The Youth Fair is ranked the largest fair in Florida.  In 2013, we hosted over 575,000 guests.  This adrenaline-filled eighteen day event includes over ninety heart pounding rides, two giant Kiddielands, outrageous Fair Foods, livestock and agricultural competitions, live concerts, blockbuster shows, a sensational European style circus and much, much more all within our 86 acre complex located in southwest Miami-Dade County.


The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. is a recognized leader in the community and a trusted partner with over six decades of dedication and service to our community.  In partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, The Youth Fair showcases the artistic, academic and athletic talents of more than 40,000 public, charter, private and home school students through competition and exhibition.  In 2013, The Youth Fair provided over $300,000 in academic scholarships, cash premiums, plaques and awards.  Since our inception in 1952, we have invested well over $10,000,000 back into the Miami-Dade County community in support of education, youth achievement and South Florida agriculture.

Serving the Community All Year Long…

The Youth Fair generously supports youth achievement programs throughout the year including:

  • Youth Fair Scholarship Program
  • Walter B. Arnold, Jr. Youth Hall of Fame Community Service Awards
  • Miami-Dade County 4-H
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Youth Fair Middle School & High School Athletic Events (in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department)

2013-2014 Board of Directors

Eduardo Cora, Chairman of the Board - Bio
Roger Cuevas, Chairman Elect - Bio
Nelson Bellido, Treasurer - Bio
Marguerite Morris, Secretary - Bio
Manuel Rodriguez, Immediate Past Chairman - Bio


Ivonne F. Alexander - Bio
Willie Carpenter - Bio
Albert Dotson - Bio
Georgina Gonzalez-Robiou - Bio
Jack Griffith - Bio
Richard Krinzman - Bio
Douglas Loria - Bio
Alex Martinez - Bio
Robert Hevia - Bio
Rafael Garcia-Toledo - Bio

President/Chief Executive Officer

Robert Hohenstein

Senior Vice President

Jay Baum

Ex-Officio Member of the Board

Teresa Olczyk

President Emeritus

E. Darwin Fuchs

FIU Miami-Dade County IAFE Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Miami Visitors Bureu Fresh From Florida Miami-Dade County Public Schools Florida Federation of Fairs