Space Coast State Fair swings back into Brevard County

Fair runs from Nov. 4-20

Ferris wheel (Pixabay)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Rides, shows and, of course, fair food is all returning to Brevard County starting this weekend.

The Space Coast State Fair is swinging back into action on Friday, Nov. 4, through Nov. 20 at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera.

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Some of the main attractions setting up at the fairgrounds include:

  • Giant Wheel - “Our New Giant Wheel is one of the focal points of our midway and gives riders a bird’s eye view of the midway and surrounding area. Each of the gondolas seat 4-6 passengers and (the wheel) stands over 80 feet tall. At night, the wheel lights up with thousands of multi color computer controlled LED lights for a spectacular light show that can be seen from miles away.”
  • Extreme - “The Extreme has 16 seats on a big pendulum that swings back and forth. The pendulum has an enormous amplitude and can swing up to the range of 130 degrees on each side. In addition, the seats rotate around the pendulum axis. G-force can reach 1.5 to 2.5 Gs. At night, the Extreme comes alive with an LED lightshow, strobe lights and high-energy music.”
  • Sky Wheel - “The Sky Wheel is a super spectacular ride that is rarely seen on carnival midways in present day. The Sky Wheel features two ferris wheels attached to opposite ends of a large boom that rotates in the air. Many traveling carnivals no longer operate a Sky Wheel due to transportation and maintenance costs. Big Rock Amusements is proud to present the ONLY ride of its kind to feature a state-of-the-art LED lightshow in America.”
  • Yo-Yo - “This giant swing ride lifts passengers up off the ground, then swings them out over the crowds. All while tilting slightly at full speed to give a thrilling ‘wave’ effect while riding.”


There will also be children’s attractions, such as a Grand Carousel, a Fun Slide, a Speedway and dragon-themed coaster.

In addition to rides, there will be daily shows, from learning how to milk a cow to racing pigs.

One of the shows is “The Wolves of The World” that will explain the habitat and history of wolves, according to the fair’s website.

The icing on the cake? Rides and shows are included with gate admission. Admission costs $25 on Tuesdays through Thursdays and $30 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Click here to purchase tickets, see all the rides or find out more about parking.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.