It's family-friendly entertainment at the Osceola County Fair

  • The Osceola County Fair features Central Florida's own James E. Strates Shows carnival midway with over 100 rides, games and food concession. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OSCEOLA COUNTY FAIR
    The Osceola County Fair features Central Florida's own James E. Strates Shows carnival midway with over 100 rides, games and food concession. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OSCEOLA COUNTY FAIR
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This year’s lineup of exciting entertainment at the fair features something the whole family will love, making a trip to the fair an unforgettable one.

It starts Friday, Feb. 14.

From strolling street performers, multiple outdoor entertainment venues, to 20 stage shows with everything from magicians to international musical performers, in our new covered outdoor entertainment venue. And don’t forget the Osceola County Fair features Central Florida’s own James E. Strates Shows carnival midway with over 100 rides, games and food concession.

This year headliners will include Mandy Harvey, finalist on America’s Got Talent Season 16. Originally from Osceola County, Mandy is an amazing inspiration and singer/songwriter.

Three time Merlyn Award winning illusionist Noah and Heather Wells will amaze you with large illusions and exceptional magic.

Originally from South Africa, Selkii brings her unique singing style to our main stage with multiple performances. A favorite of Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, she performed on the The Voice.

For a return visit, Marty Brown graces our stage delivering hits from his new country album, “American Highway.” Marty is being inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame this March.

If you like rock and you love country, you’ll love Tobacco Road Band. This amazing group from Tallahassee brings country rock to our main stage for three concerts.

To round off our feature entertainment, we bring you the Latin sounds of C’Nergy. Get ready to rumba with multiple shows on opening Sunday. Other performers include violinist

Other performers include violinist for Jon Anderson of “Yes”, Jocelyn Hsu, House of Blues favorites Slickwood and Grimes Alley, Think Big Band presenting both country and good ole rock-n-roll, the beach music of The Margarita Boys, and the jazz of The Dave Capp Project. Never before have so many main stage acts been scheduled for the fair, many of them coming from right here in Florida.

Additional entertainment venues include our new Butterfly Experience (located in the Events Center), the World Championship Frisbee Dogs of Disconnected K9’s, an amazing dinosaur show with Jurassic Kingdom, Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, Rosaire’s Racing Pigs, professional glass blower Mobile Glass Studios, and Rannels Rustics wood carvers who create fantastic pieces of art out of a tree log.

The fair has several firsts for 2020. On opening day, we pay tribute to our military, veterans, and first responders. At the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting, the WWI B-17 from the movie, “Memphis Belle,” is scheduled to perform a low-level flyover from the Kissimmee Warbird Adventure’s and the National Warplane Museum. This is the same aircraft, which has flown over ceremonies such as the Super Bowl and the World Series, making this a historical event you won’t want to miss. Military, veterans, and first responders get in for a special reduced rate with a portion of the admission going to Pawsitive Action Foundation, a group that trains and provides dogs for those with PTSD.

“This is one of the ways we are giving back to the community and paying tribute to those that serve our country and region,” said Larry Berry, general manager of the Osceola County Fair. “It also fits into our theme of celebrating the Red, White, and Moo.”

Another first for the fair is fireworks. World renowned Zambelli Fireworks has performed in Times Square, at the Superbowl, and the World Series and will be presenting a spectacular fireworks display on the first weekend, Friday and Saturday nights.

Advent Health is sponsoring the Advent Health for women, Mothers Care Center, which will be located in the Event Center. The Osceola County Fair is the first county fair in Florida to provide a quiet and private environment for mothers to nurse and care for their infants away from the limelight and excitement of the fair and carnival. Professionals from AdventHealth will be available to assist moms during busy fair days.

More vendors than ever before will be present at the Fair Marketplace in the Events Center, providing everything from services to treasures from around the world, and you’ll even be able to purchase limited edition 2020 Osceola County Fair T-shirts.

Also, in the Events Center, kids can enjoy our Hayloft interactive agriculture experience, which is bigger and better than ever before. Add the new Butterfly Experience, Kharacter Korner to get your picture taken with your favorite characters, over 2,0004H and creative arts exhibits showing the craftsmanship and skill of the youth of Osceola County, and you have an environment you won’t want to miss.

And if that’s not enough, Monster Bulls will be at the Silver Spurs opening weekend, and the 144th Annual Silver Spurs Rodeo will be held the second weekend.

Top it off with a tractor and horse pull, James Strates Shows Carnival, world famous carnival food with the Osceola County Fair being featured last year on the Cooking Channel, 4H animal shows in the KVLS Pavilion, and even a car show with over 150 entries.

This year there’s more food, more fun, more entertainment, and something for everyone at the Osceola County Fair.