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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Ribbon-cutting ceremony set for opening day of 2024 Southwest Florida Ag Expo

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Public invited to attend and then enter Opening Day for only $1.

The public is invited to attend an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Lee County Civic Center Complex, 11831 Bayshore Road for the opening day of the 2024 Southwest Florida Ag Expo. Gates will open at 4 p.m., following the ceremony.

The ceremony will feature brief remarks by Lee County Commissioners and other officials. 

The Ag Expo celebrates the work and accomplishments of Southwest Florida youth active in 4-H, FFA and more while offering fun, food and rides for the entire community.

Lee County Commissioners earlier this year announced county staff would operate the Ag Expo at the Civic Center. Commissioners are committed to maintaining the popular experience. Whether you go for the animal exhibitions, the steer auction, the midway thrills or the sweet and savory treats, Lee County invites one and all to the Ag Expo from February 29 through March 10.   

The county invites ribbon-cutting ceremony attendees to plan to stay after the ceremony and celebrate Opening Day, which features $1 admission and $1 ride tickets as the promotion for February 29. Throughout the 11-day event, themed promotions are offered, such as Community Night, Senior Day and Latin Night. Learn more about the promotional nights at www.swflagexpo.com. Tickets for promotional nights are only offered at the gate. General Admission tickets can be pre-purchased online.

Also available for online purchase now is the $25 MEGAPASS. It includes gate admission and a wristband for unlimited mechanical rides on one day of your choice. Get your MEGAPASS early; sales end when the Ag Expo begins at 4 p.m. February 29.  

General gate admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-11. Children 3 and under are free. Retired and active military receive free gate admission all day, every day. Must present Military ID, service members only. 

The county has created a website and social media channel for the Ag Expo. The complete schedule of events, special promotions, ticketing and parking information is listed at www.swflagexpo.com, or visit Facebook for SWFL Ag Expo at www.facebook.com/swflagexpo. Please bookmark the website and follow the Facebook page, as event details and information will continue to be added.  

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