BY BRIAN KRONOWITZ
Every winter, the South Florida Fair is one of the hottest attractions for everything that is games, rides, and food. Fair goers range in all ages and come from all parts of Florida. It seems like such a great place for families, but an even better place for couples on a date.
Taylor, 19, and Zach, 21, of Lake Worth, have been dating for six months, and this was their first fair together.
“The fair was my idea,” Zach says. “I’m fairly new to the area and I heard so much about it on the radio that I figured it would be a great place to take Taylor.”
Taylor, born and raised in South Florida, has been coming to the fair ever since she was a small child. But this time was different.
“This is my first fair with a boyfriend who I like a lot and, so far, I am absolutely loving it,”Taylor says. “Although Zach is scared of the ‘extreme’ rides, we had a great time doing other things. We went on The Giant Wheel, which is such a romantic and relaxing ride for any type of couple.”
They also played a great deal of games, and ate all the greasy fried food they could get their hands on.
“As for this ginormous teddy bear that I know you’ve been dying to ask me about (laughs),”Taylor says, “Zach won it for me at the Big Game Water Race.”
Alicia, 20, and Luis, 21, of Boynton Beach, were spending their third year at the fair and their anniversary as a couple.
“We actually met at this fair three years ago,” Alicia says. “We came together with a whole group of friends but didn’t actually know each other.”
“We both got really dizzy after riding the Enterprise with our friends and we sat down on a bench,” she said. “We started talking and I guess you can say the rest is history.”
Both love going on exciting and crazy rides, but love the food the most.
“If I had this food every day, I probably wouldn’t be here standing next to you,” Luis says. “But once a year, I like to sneak in all the fried foods that I can.”
One ride is special to Alicia and Luis.
“Every year before we leave the fair we always go on the Enterprise as a reminder to how we are together,” Alicia says. “Even though it makes us dizzy and sick to our stomachs, it brings me back to the first night that I met my special someone.”