Day of Dignity: Homeless Veterans Stand Down event focuses on mental health
The city of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs and Veterans Department held its 18th Homeless Veterans Stand Down event this weekend. AdThe final day of our Homeless Veterans Stand Down event is underway at the @jaxfair🇺🇸 VA Services🇺🇸 Vet Center🇺🇸 Food & Clothing🇺🇸 Hygiene KitsThis event is open to all veterans - Come and see what’s going on until 2pm today. According to Conyers, there are about 150,000 veterans in Jacksonville and several hundred of them are facing homelessness. That’s why the Veterans Stand Down event is here to help. “We’re a smaller department within the city of Jacksonville and we rely on a lot of partners who help us.
Dual free food events run out after incredible turnout
There were two drive-thru events: one at the Jax Fairground and another at the Jessie Ball DuPont Center. FarmShare plans to hold food giveaways every Tuesday and Thursday. It’s taking one less stress off of helping provide families with food that they need for Thanksgiving,” Johnson said. Look for more food giveaways on FarmShare’s distribution schedule. Another food giveaway --not affiliated with FarmShare-- will be held Saturday, November 21 at Deermeadows Church, located at 9780 Baymeadows Road.
Fair Food Fest coming to Jacksonville in November
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s not fall without yummy fair food! In light of the of the cancelled Greater Jacksonville Fair, a Fair Food Fest is scheduled for Nov. 14 - 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Admission to the Fair Food Fest is $10, which includes parking and entry for all passengers in the vehicle. "The Fair Food Festival gives attendees a chance to have all their favorite Fair foods, listen to great music and applaud our youth, while practicing safe social distancing " Bill Olson, Greater Jacksonville Fair, CEO/President, said. For more information on the Jacksonville Fair Food Festival, click here or call (904) 353-0535.
Jacksonville fair adds extra day of setup to ensure safety
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Crews have been setting up since Sunday for the Greater Jacksonville Agriculture Fair. During the final weekend of the 2018 Jacksonville fair, the Sky Flyer ride malfunctioned just as it started to operate with riders on board. Lawsuits have been filed, and this year, fair staff said they are taking extra precautions, including adding an extra day of setup to make sure riders will be safe. In addition to ride setup and inspections, workers have been gearing up for a number of events and concerts that will begin Thursday evening. For more information about the 2019 Jacksonville fair -- such as tickets, deals and entertainment -- visit jacksonvillefair.com.
Everything you need to know about 2019 Jacksonville fair
The 2019 Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair will take place Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 17. Bill Olson, CEO and president of the Jacksonville fair, also told News4Jax that there will be security in place to ensure the safety of fairgoers. Answers to frequently asked questions and more information can also be found by visiting jacksonvillefair.com or calling the Greater Jacksonville Fair office at 904-353-0535. ConcertsUncle Kracker, Blanco Brown, Eli Young Band and Blue Oyster Cult are among the performances lined up for the 2019 Jacksonville fair concert series. Family funIf rides aren't your thing, there will also be shows and attractions at the Jacksonville fair.
Jacksonville Agricultural Fair offers $25 mega pass online
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is offering a Mega Pass wristband for $25 for purchase exclusively online through Nov. 6. The pass, available at JacksonvilleFair.com, individual admission and unlimited mechanical rides for one-day use during the Fair, Nov. 7 through Nov. 17. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds located in the Sports and Entertainment District. Half-price admission tickets are also available for advance purchase online through November 6. The $20 wristband for unlimited mechanical rides will be in effect Mondays through Thursdays. The $25 Ride Fanatic Wristband for unlimited mechanical rides will be in effect Fridays through Sundays.
Wrestling fan convention slams into Jacksonville Fairgrounds
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Northeast Florida's first professional wrestling fan convention slammed into the Jacksonville Fairgrounds on Saturday. River City Wrestling Con featured live wrestling matches, as well as an assortment of vendors and artists. Theres just something about wrestling thats magic, especially with our fans, wrestling personality Jimmy Hart said. I think its so great, said Blank, who goes by the ring name Kelly Kelly. I mean, wrestling has been a big part of this community as far as I can remember, so its nice just to have this additional exposure for once, Morga said.