Space Coast State Fair lights up Viera with unlimited rides, food and fun
The Space Coast State Fair will light up Space Coast Stadium in Viera through Nov. 18. / FLORIDATODAY
Written by Jennifer Sangalang
Nov 8, 2012
For the next two weekends, bright lights, loud music and the smell of sinfully delicious fried fair food may just beckon you to the Space Coast State Fair at Space Coast Stadium in Viera.
The 26th annual event returns to the baseball stadium for its consecutive year there. Previously, the 10-day event was at the Cocoa Expo.
“They’ve got a spectacular new ride that’s never been here before — Speed,” said organizer Giles Malone. “It’s a 140-foot ride that spins in a complete circle so you have two baskets of four people on each end.
“It’s so huge and so unique. The G force, they say is very very strong,” he added. “It’s something we’ve never seen here before on the Space Coast.”
The fair opens Thursday and continues through Nov. 18 with specific shows for different days (see box). One must-see is 76-year-old aerialist Carla Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas, Malone said, where she climbs a 100-foot pole.
Other features include a petting zoo, musical entertainment as well unlimited free rides from open to close. “(Admission) includes everything, so it’s a great value,” Malone said.
Some extras include a beer and wine garden, local food vendors as well as traditional fair favorites like smoked turkey legs, strawberry shortcake, Italian sausage and cotton candy. According to a news release, more than 34,000 funnel cakes were consumed last year.
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