THE YOUTH FAIR

The Youth Fair
The Office of Community Engagement serves as the liaison department between the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, coordinating and promoting student participation in Fair endeavors.  These endeavors include programs such as the Walter B. Arnold, Jr. Youth Hall of Fame, Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Scholarship Program and Competitive Exhibits Program.  
The Youth Fair offers a wonderful opportunity for students to have fun, showcase their talents, win awards, and have a meaningful hands-on learning experience.  It houses over 65 competitive divisions from aviation to agriculture, and acres of rides, shows and games.

 

 

 Find out more at

 www.FairExpo.com

Tamiami Park

(Coral Way & SW 107th Avenue)

Fair Dates: 

March 15 - April 8, 2018

Open Daily

Except

March 19-20 & April 2-3

YOUTH HALL OF FAME

The Walter B. Arnold, Jr. Youth Hall of Fame recognizes noteworthy youth achievement in service to their school and/or community.  The Youth Hall of Fame was created to recognize and reward those students whose unselfish commitment of time and energy has impacted others in a beneficial way.  In honoring youth achievement, the Youth Hall of Fame serves as a beacon to present and future youth.

AWARD

One winner each in high school and middle school will be inducted in the Youth Hall of Fame.
Inductees
 $1000 and a plaque
Finalists from each region
$100 and a plaque
Deadline for Submission
TBD

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Open to all middle school and high school students
  • Show an ability to lead and involve others in their community service project
  • Demonstrate perseverence, independence, creative, and critical thinking skills
  • All services must be documented
  • Have one major service project with varied other school and community service activities

MIAMI DADE COUNTY FAIR AND EXPOSITION PROGRAM 

The Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Scholarship Program
was created to recognize and honor the youth of Miami for their dedication to scholarship and for demonstrating a strong sense of commitment to voluntary participation in school and community activities.  This scholarship reaffirms The Youth Fair's commitment to education.

AWARD

$1,000 non-renewable scholarship
Deadline for Submission
TBD
Qualifications
  • Open to Miami-Dade County graduating high school seniors
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school

APPLICATION

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • The student's personal statements defining goals and exhibiting energy and dedication to a plan
  • 2x3 headshot photograph
  • A 5-line narrative about yourself

STUDENT EXHIBITS ENTRY DEADLINES

ADDITIONAL 2018 DATES

 

 

 

Additional 2018 Dates

 

FIELD TRIP DAYS

 

Thursday, April 5

Elementary Grades 3- 5, All Regions

 

Wednesday, March 21

Middle School Grades 6 - 8, Central Region

 

Thursday, March 22

Middle School Grades 6 - 8, North

and South Region

 

Friday, April 6

Exceptional Students, All Regions

 

Friday, March 16

Pre-School, Kindergarten & Grades 1 and 2