Statement on incident at the Sarasota Fairgrounds on Saturday:
Late Saturday night, an altercation between two individuals resulted in one person shot with non-life threatening injuries. The Sarasota Police Department quickly responded and professionally de-escalated the situation.
The Sarasota Police Department, the City of Sarasota, and the Sarasota County Fair are working together to provide a safe environment for fair attendees. Enhanced security protocols and staffing are being implemented to supplement existing levels.
We thank the Sarasota Police Department, TRVST Security, Sarasota County Fire Department, Sarasota Sheriff's Department, and ARC Security Solutions for their response and professionalism during this difficult event.
The Fair will open as scheduled.
Refunds cannot be issued due to the unfortunate incident.