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Lee County Fair before it opens, this could be the best fair yet.

Sneak Peek Thursday drew more people than ever to the Lee Civic Center thanks to a $ 1 entry fee and $ 1 rides. In the past, the fair offered general admission of $ 12.

To ensure people’s safety, things were spread out a bit and the rides were disinfected after each use. There will also be temperature controls at the gate where people come in and if someone registers a temperature above 100.5 degrees they will not be allowed in.

Those who walked in were really happy to see the fair return after hearing about nothing but COVID for almost a year.

Sharlene Slosar from Cape Coral has been visiting the fair with friends for years. For her, it’s something that she always does.

“My girlfriend used to work at trade fairs before she retired. She had a booth so we come back every year. “ Said Slosar. “I like to go horse riding and eat corn dogs.

Dianne Miller came to the goat show with her family, as members of 4-H they have been coming for the animals for years.

“We come for 4-H every year. We have been here for the cattle a lot for many, many years. “ Miller said. “My husband loves the candy apples and mine is the lemonade.”

The rides were all running while Renata The Band performed the first music set before sunset. With so many people, the first day was a good sign.

“To see people come in is a great sight.” said Mike Peak, fair chairman of the board. “They expect great weather, it’s a great family event and I hope everyone comes out.”

The official start of the fair was Friday with free admission from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and free rides from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The first Moonlight Madness was from 8pm to 1am with an entry of $ 25.

The weekend brought regular entry to the gate and wristbands for $ 40.

Today is Senior and Military Day, with gates opening at 2pm with $ 5 entry all day and $ 10 ride bands for kids’ rides and $ 20 for all rides.

Thursday is $ 25 entry to the gate and all rides. The gates open at 4 p.m.

Moonlight Madness returns on Friday, while on Sunday, the last day of the fair, there will be a final push action that they will keep secret until then.

Free attractions include Eudora Farms’ Petting Zoo, Ron Diamond Hypnosis Magic, Marc Dobson, the One Man Band, the Moogician, Tadpole the Clown, Renata The Band, the Fritzy Brothers, Danny Grant’s Cowboy Circus, and more.

General admission tickets are $ 8 upfront and $ 10 at the door. Children ages 6-11 pay $ 4 upfront, $ 5 at the gate.

The Lee Civic Center is located at 11831 Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers.

Please visit swflcfair.com for more information.

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