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The Sarasota Fairgrounds and Robarts Arena are owned and operated by the Sarasota County Agricultural Fair Association, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit with a 25-member board of directors. The association has fee simple title to the grounds with a reverter clause only if the property is not used for a public use two successive years. The The association produces the annual Sarasota Agricultural Fair with an annual attendance of over 140,000.

The Sarasota Fair moves into the 21st Century dedicated to continue showcasing the agricultural industry, commerce, customs and cultures of Sarasota County while sustaining and developing family entertainment and enhancing economic vitality.

Our mission statement says that our association will efficiently utilize the association's assets, be innovative in planning and growth, protect the public investment, maintain sensitivity to the environment, preserve and showcase our agricultural heritage and other local economic interests, including the development and education of our youth, creating cultural traditions culminating in the annual fair.

The association, property and buildings are operated as a not-for-profit and is not associated with the city nor county, nor does it receive any operating subsidy from the taxpayers. Thank you continued support and participation in our events!
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