by Gus Moore – MiamiBeach411.Com
The Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition starts today and continues through April 12, but don’t be surprised if the annoying theme song keeps playing in your head through summer… it’s one of those jingles that will haunt you.
What ever you do, don’t let the theme song stop you from going. The Fair is a lot of fun. See for yourself in this short video of the 2008 Fair produced and narrated by Brad A Schenck:
BY LAURA MORALES – Miami Herald
Get ready to spin until you’re sick, shoot at moving targets with water guns, and cram your face with roasted corn, funnel cakes and candy apples.
For the 58th year, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition is springing up at the corner of Coral Way and Southwest 107th Avenue. Laborers already have been at work assembling food kiosks, game booths and 90 midway rides for opening day Thursday.
The fair is introducing some new attractions this year to lure customers.
Saturday, local youngsters between the ages of 9 and 18 who fancy themselves the next Kelly Clarkson or Clay Aiken can put themselves at the mercy of judges for the new Tween Idol singing competition.
Participants must prove their vocal chops before a panel that includes Miami’s Syesha Mercado, a finalist on the seventh season of American Idol and Grammy-winning singer Albita.
Those chosen as finalists will return March 29 to compete for a trip to Los Angeles to see American Idol live, an appearance on WSVN-Fox 7’s Deco Drive and have the chance to sing the fair’s jingle, Be There, in next year’s ad campaign. Contestants can register at WSVN.com or fairexpo.com.