Opening day at the South Florida Fair

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 17:40:32-05

 It is a rainy start to the South Florida Fair.

Gates opened at 11:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds.

The fair will be open rain or shine. Anyone who purchased an advance ticket can come today and re-use the ticket for another day.

There is still a lot to do even with the rainy weather. This year's fair boasts a "Palm Beach" theme highlighting everything the area has to offer.

New this year is a state-of-the-art movie center featuring a six minute IMAX-style film that shows all the different aspects of the Palm Beaches. It is narrated by actor Ray Liotta.

Kids can learn how to sculpt a sand castle for free. Sculptors from Team Sandtastic, who sculpted Sandy the Tree in West Palm Beach, will be giving free lessons.

There are also numerous concessions, vendors, 4-H agriculture and art exhibits.