MIAMI – Jan. 22, 2017 – Parking trams will be one of the new experiences and improved services that guests will find this year at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition, which
opens March 15.
“We are excited to announce new custom parking trams to increase our fair guests’ experience. Along with the activities, shows and concerts that are free with entry to The Youth Fair, we will provide an updated tram service that will run like a Swiss clock to quickly and safely transport our guests to the Fairgrounds,” said Robert Hohenstein, president and CEO.
The tram service will operate continuously and uninterrupted from the moment the parking lots open until the last guests need transportation to their vehicles in the evening. The fee for parking is $10. Parking tickets will be sold for half price when purchased online before March 14. Guests can buy up to three discounted parking tickets at a time through The Youth Fair website at www.fairexpo.com.
The 2018 Youth Fair dates are March 15-April 8, except for Monday-Tuesday, March 19-20 and April 2-3, when gates are closed.
Tram stop locations throughout Tamiami Park will be designated with signs and enhanced lighting. In addition, portable restrooms will be set up at each tram stop for the convenience of guests.
For the first time, striping of the parking areas within Tamiami Park will allow for faster, easier and more efficient guest parking.
“A focus this year was to expedite the parking so that our guests have more time to enjoy their favorite rides, food and
other Youth Fair activities,” Hohenstein said.
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition (The Youth Fair) is the largest charity event in South Florida. The not-for-profit association is dedicated to promoting education and agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement and providing quality family entertainment, all without taxpayer dollars. The annual Youth Fair exhibits more than 63,000 student projects to nearly 600,000 Youth Fair guests and, in 2017, awarded more than $530,000 in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to students. To date, The Youth Fair has presented well over $11 million to the Miami-Dade community. The Youth Fair has been named a finalist for Community Outreach in the 2018 Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Top Entrepreneurial Awards. It received the 2016 Trustee of the Year award from the South Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was a finalist for the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2016 Diamond Award for Large Non-Profit. It was recognized in 2015 as the Leisure & Entertainment Services Firm of the Year by the Latin Builder’s Association, the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was the Diamond Award Winner for Outstanding Hospitality Entity by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The Fair Exposition Center, which is the second largest convention center in Miami-Dade County, hosts an additional 70 community events each year.
Visit www.fairexpo.com or call 305-223-7060.
Left to right: Wayne Davis, Board Chairman of MDCC, looks on as Betty T. Ferguson is congratulated by MDCC President Eric Knowles and Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert on her award.
PHOTO COURTESY OF HOWARD LEVY PHOTOGRAPHY
MIAMI – “I challenge each and everyone here tonight to remind ourselves why we are here. We are here to make a better tomorrow for those who are yet to be born, for those who are less fortunate,” said G. Eric Knowles, President and CEO of Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce to the sea of guests at the 12th Annual Holiday Gala held on Dec. 2 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
Over 700 hundred of Miami’s power players in politics, business and philanthropy attended the black-tie gala hosted by Honorary Gala Chairman Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez and Gala Chairman Alvin West to honor the efforts of business professionals who make a difference in the lives of South Floridians daily.