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Alachua County Youth Fair And Livestock Show Opens New Fairgrounds - Ajax Building Company
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Alachua County Youth Fair And Livestock Show Opens New Fairgrounds

Construction activities on the 37-acre site came to a close in preparation for the Alachua County Youth Fair that was held on March 4th at this facility. Meanwhile, activities on the adjacent 5-acre site pertaining to the construction of the new IFAS Office and Auditorium are continuing. Click HERE Go to for video of the Ribbon Cutting.

After years of planning and months of building, the new Alachua County and Agriculture and Equestrian Center in Newberry opened Saturday with the annual Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show. The agricultural event runs through Tuesday. The event was the culmination of years of work relocating the fairgrounds from near the Gainesville Regional Airport to the new spot, formerly called the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace. The move started back when the city of Newberry stepped up and offered to sell the showplace to the county back in 2019. The county then invested over $8 million to build a state-of-the-art equestrian center. The new facility is a 150’ x 250’ open-air pavilion with seating for more than 2,000 attendees. In addition to hosting the Youth Fair and equestrian events, the arena can host other events including festivals, rodeos, auctions, concerts and trade shows.” -Reagan Knight

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