The 2015 South Florida Fair is Jan 16 - Feb 1, 2015

New South Florida Fair Board to Lead Century Celebration

Date: May 4, 2011
By: John Picano


WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The men and women who will lead the South Florida Fair for the next year were elected at a recent annual organizational meeting. The group of community volunteers includes the 2011-2012 Slate of Officers, Trustees and Directors; more than 70 Board members in all who will steer the Fair through its Centennial Celebration in January.

Officers are Robert Broadway, Chair (pictured); Craig K. Elmore, Vice Chair; Jonathan “Jack” Frost, Treasurer; Michael W. Bubis, Secretary; C. David Goodlett, Immediate Past Chair; Richard J. Vymlatil, President/CEO and John Fenn Foster, General Counsel/Assistant Secretary.

            The 17 member Board of Trustees, which establishes policy for the non-profit organization, includes: William E. Bowman, Jr.; Robert Broadway; Michael W. Bubis; H. Michael Burkhardt; Sam L. Ellington; Craig K. Elmore; Jonathan “Jack” Frost; C. David Goodlett; Dennis Grady; Daniel P. Hrabko; Roberta Jurney; Herbert F. Kahlert; Annis H. Manning; Dare “Pete” Peterson; William E. Pruitt, Charles “Chuck” Syfrett and Robert Weisman. Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria also serves as an ex-officio member of the Trustees. 

            The South Florida Fair and Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. is a private, not for profit 501 c3 organization. It annually produces the South Florida Fair in January, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest outdoor event. The Fair will celebrate its 100th anniversary next January 13-29.  Plans for the special celebration have been underway for several months.

            The South Florida Fairgrounds, centrally located on 136 acres on Southern Boulevard one mile west of the Florida Turnpike, is also host to over 100 year round events including the internationally-acclaimed Barrett Jackson Collector Car Show as well as numerous trade, entertainment and merchandising shows. The South Florida Expo Center, the Fairgrounds Agriplex, historic Yesteryear Village and Cruzan Amphitheater are all located on the property.

            For more information, phone (561) 793 0333 or click