February 20, 2021

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 1/29/2021

"It's the new norm, but it's not something we'll ever get used to."

-- Lakisha Maxinbell

At the moment, the South Florida Fair is under a microscope.

"Absolutely, it is all eyes in the industry are on this fair right now," Marla Calico said.

Calico is with the International Association of Fairs and Expositions. She's at the fair to observe how the South Florida Fair operates safely during a pandemic.

"We talk about how things have been spread out and distanced, moved outside," she said. "People want to know all of the details of this, so they're watching."

Calico said there are 1,100 fairs ranging from very small county fairs to the largest state fair -- the Great Minnesota Get Together.

She said because of COVID-19, the devastation to the industry is off the charts. During a non-coronavirus year, fairs are raking in the money.

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