Not just funnel cakes: Miami-Dade Fair puts modern spin on carnival tradition

March 11, 2015 8:39 PM

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Not just funnel cakes: Miami-Dade Fair puts modern spin on carnival tradition

When Darwin Fuchs first went to the Miami-Dade County Fair nearly 50 years ago, he couldn’t imagine that the small neighborhood carnival would one day house a beer garden, feature recording artists on stage, showcase hundreds of food vendors and have more than 90 stomach-churning rides.

In 1967, the fair, then called the Dade County Youth Fair, was held off of North Kendall Drive and drew less than 20,000 people, had about 20 food stands and 15 to 20 rides. The merry-go-round and Ferris wheel were the highlights — a massive swing-like ride called The Screamer, new to this year’s fa...

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