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Our 12 New Horse Stalls Have Been Installed

We promised to keep you posted on the restoration process for the Fairground. This morning marked another completed project. We had the opportunity to work with Priefert Manufacturing representatives who installed 12 new horse stalls. Please take time to like and follow us on Facebook so that you stay informed about our progress. We would also like to thank the Priefert team who drove out from Mount Pleasant Texas for their expert help. A job well done.

PSA: Announced by WJHG -Monoclonal Antibody site closure Saturday December 4th.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – According to Bay County health officials, the monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site at the Bay County Fairgrounds will close on Saturday, December 4.

Local health officials said the State of Florida has been working with a network of community partners to ensure the health care sector is able to administer the antibody treatment to residents.

We’re told the Florida Department of Health will continue to allocate doses of the monoclonal antibodies to health care providers ensuring inventory levels meet county demands.

Monoclonal antibody treatment locations can be found at FloridaHealthCOVID19.gov.

Reminder About October Gun Show

Just a friendly reminder that the Fairgrounds will not be hosting a gun show at the end of this month. FEMA restoration on the midway still continues plus there is a Monoclonal Antibody infusion center utilizing part of the main Fairground Building to help residents of Bay County. In addition, there will not be a 2021 Fair as Fairground restoration continues.

September 2021 Update

FEMA has begun the Fairground restoration project and at this time we do not have any information on when it may be completed. The Fairground Midway will remain closed until the restoration is completed. There will not be a 2021 Fair as a result of this plus other construction projects needed to fully restore the property.

August 2021 Update

The State of Florida in conjunction with Bay County Florida EOC has requested space be made available in our Main Building for the purpose of an Infusion Center which would provide Monoclonal Antibody Treatments for Covid 19 infected. The Central Panhandle Fair will be providing this space until December 2021. For more information please contact floridahealthcovid19.gov or the Bay County EOC at 850-248-6043. The Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County does not have any any additional information at this time.

July 31st Will Be Your Last Chance to Visit Our Farmer’s Market This Year

The Farmer’s Market will be closed starting Monday August 2nd. This means the last day to shop will be this Saturday July 31st. The Farmer’s Market Vendors and Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County, Fl. would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all the support from patrons in Bay and the surrounding counties. Because of you the Market has been a success! Please continue to follow us on Facebook or our website at baycountyfair.org for announcements of upcoming events. The Farmer’s Market will be closed starting Monday August 2nd. This means the last day to shop will be this Saturday July 31st. The Farmers Market Vendors and Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County, Fl. would like to say a huge THANK YOU for all the support from patrons in Bay and the surrounding counties. Because of you the Market has been a success! Please continue to follow us on Facebook or our website at baycountyfair.org for announcements of upcoming events.

May 2021 Update

The Fair board is please to announce construction has been started on a new Pole Barn. The 36 by 192 foot pole barn will provide for horse stalls and small farm animals that are typically shown at the Fair.

The Farmers Market will be open at the Central Panhandle Fair in Bay County Florida starting April 12 (Monday). The hours will be from 8:30 AM until 2:00PM- Monday through Saturday each week until the end of August. Please let your Family and Friends know so that all may enjoy! We look forward to seeing you there!

The American Legion Post 66, William C. Cooper Sr. meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00PM in the Fairground main Building. The DAV meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00PM at this same location.

Work continues at the Fairground post Hurricane Michael. We have completed restoration of our main Fariground building which includes the Carr Hall, the Exhibit Hall, the Farmer’s Market and the Legion Hall. For more information on renting part or all of that main building please be in touch with our Fair Manager. There is also information on this website about the space availability and rental application.

March 2021 Update

As many Bay County Florida residents are aware FEMA still continues to occupy Fairground space to assist housing displaced Bay County residents. We will begin work on that area of the Fairground once it becomes available. Our goal is to provide periodic updates once a restoration project is complete. And, we will have more information on any public events via this website or our Facebook page. We encourage you to Like and Follow us on Facebook or via this website. If you have general questions please review our FAQ page or specific questions please reach out to us in email or call our Fair Manager.