Welcome to the official website of the Highlands County Fair Association! As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization deeply rooted in the heart of Highlands County, our mission is to support and uplift the youth of our community through various fundraisers and events. With a strong emphasis on fostering agricultural education, we proudly support the Highlands County FFA and 4H programs, ensuring a bright future for our young leaders.
Our flagship event, the annual Highlands County Fair, stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication. This much-anticipated county fair brings together people from all walks of life, offering a wide array of entertainment, educational exhibits, thrilling rides, delicious food, and unforgettable experiences for the entire family. From thrilling carnival attractions to live performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
One of the highlights of the fair is the Junior Livestock Show and Auction, where young participants raise and showcase their livestock projects. This event not only teaches valuable skills in animal husbandry but also instills important lessons in responsibility, teamwork, and perseverance. The auction serves as a culmination of their efforts, as businesses and community members come together to support these aspiring agriculturists.
Throughout the year, the Highlands County Fair Association hosts various events that bring our community together. With our 28,000 square foot convention center (The Alan Jay Arena), we host everything from private activities and parties to educational workshops and recreational activities. Each of these events and activities contribute in some part to the fundraising efforts of our organization.
As a non-profit organization, the proceeds generated from our fundraisers directly benefit Highlands County Youth Athletics. We firmly believe that investing in the next generation is an investment in the future of our community. None of this would be possible without the incredible support and participation of our community members, volunteers, sponsors, and partners. We are immensely grateful for their unwavering support and dedication to our cause. Together, we are making a profound impact on the lives of our youth and shaping a brighter future for Highlands County.
We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our programs and events, and discover the many ways you can get involved. Whether you are interested in volunteering, becoming a sponsor, or simply attending one of our upcoming events, your support will make a meaningful difference in the lives of our youth.
Thank you for your interest in the Highlands County Fair Association, Inc. Join us as we continue our journey of supporting and empowering the youth of Highlands County, and together, let us build a brighter future for all.