October 31st - November 4th, 2018 England Bros. Park, Pinellas Park, FL
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We are the best of Pinellas County; an all-Pinellas County fair organized solely by volunteers to benefit and promote our county's youth, agriculture, horticulture and community resources in one amazing annual event! We are governed by a Board of Directors who live and/or work in Pinellas County. The Greater Pinellas Country Fair Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, and we're proud to be the only fair in Pinellas County chartered by the Florida Department of Agriculture. Our Urban Agriculture exhibits will highlight Pinellas County's agricultural heritage, and create new cultural traditions. We will develop and nurture the friendly competition of county youth groups such as 4H, FFA, and school and community clubs. We will provide a forum for residents of Pinellas County to showcase their livestock and crops, including backyard chicken coops, rabbits, honeybees, goats, horses and more, as well as container, organic, community and vertical gardens. A variety of events are scheduled for the 5th Annual Greater Pinellas Country Fair, and will include continual entertainment on stage; a midway carnival; family shows; tasty fair food, and more! In addition, there will be many other competitions and displays that include entries from Pinellas County students and adults alike. Categories such as baking, canning, photography, agriculture, horticulture, and more! The 5th Annual Greater Pinellas Country Fair is all about good, wholesome family fun, great entertainment, friendly competitions, community pride, and educational experiences for the whole family!
Urban Agriculture exhibits at the Fair will highlight Pinellas County's agricultural heritage, and create new cultural traditions. We will develop and nurture the friendly competition of county youth groups such as 4H, and school and community clubs, and provide a forum for them to showcase their livestock and crops, including chickens, rabbits, honeybees, goats, horses and more, as well as container, organic, community, vertical and hydroponic gardens. Children and adults alike will also seek the coveted Blue Ribbon in the areas of art, baking, canning, woodworking, quilting and more. If you would like to participate in the competitions, please click on the 'competitions' tab on this website.
URBAN AGRICULTURE within and around our cities can provide healthy, local food that contributes to food security and helps to maintain additional green space. Agriculture was typically considered a rural activity. Today up to 15% of our food originates from within metropolitan areas. The contribution of urban agriculture to food security and healthy nutrition is important as more and more people live in cities than ever before. Urban Agriculture can be home vegetable gardens, community gardens, backyard poultry, hydroponics, community supported agriculture , fish farming, farm to school, farmer's markets and other small scale production within a community.