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Executive Board

 President Michael Martin
President-Elect  Johnny Patton
Secretary Susan Cannon
Treasurer  Kim Phillips

Board of Directors

Bill Bair Susan Cannon Jaime Dixon
Michele Fields Jamie Hill Lowell Holley*  
Sandy Howze* Vernon Keen Martha Larson*
Linda Mansfield*  EW Martin* Michael Martin
Johnny Patton  John Pfeil  Kim Phillips 
Judy Schaefer* Carl Skinner, Jr.   Ray Smith*
Bill Stanko*  Bob Saucerman   Joe Varnadore* 
Betty Welch*    

* Denotes Lifetime Directors

Welcome to the DeSoto County Fair!

The first DeSoto County Fair was held in 1953. It was started by a group of civic-minded citizens who saw a need to show the many agricultural products grown in the county. The county fair has been an annual event for the last 58 years.

We are very proud of our program, which has grown and improved each year. The true reason the County Fair has improved each year is because of the dedicated volunteers that care so much about quality and character, the building of a new generation of youth guaranteed the same traditions we grew up with. The kids are our future and their development is our responsibility.

A lot of hard work goes into the fair each year. The directors and members of the DeSoto County Fair Association are all non-paid, civic-minded people who devote a great deal of time and labor into putting on a great event for the citizens of DeSoto County and surrounding areas to enjoy. The DeSoto County Fair Association would like to thank all of our volunters, sponsors, teachers, parents, students and everyone else that helps us with our great tradition - The DeSoto County Fair. To these people we say a great big Thank You!

We sincerely hope that you will come and visit us at the 61st annual DeSoto County Fair, not just once, but often during the week. The fair offers something for everyone. There will be exhibit booths, livestock shows and sales, beauty pageants for all age groups, gospel music, rides on the midway and what is a fair without food? Just the smell of the cotton candy, hamburgers, corn dogs and sausages. And for dessert, ice cream and strawberry shortcake. It makes one want to sample everything at the fair!

We would like to extend a special invitation to everyone to visit our exhibition building. Come inside and see our booths and sneak a peek at what the youth have made and entered in the competitive booths along with the adult's craft booth.

Thank you for your support, and check the daily entertainment schedule.

Just have a great day!


Membership Forms are available! Click here for your printable form!




DeSoto County Fair Association, Inc.
PO Box 970
Arcadia, FL  34265
(863) 494-5678!