IT’S A HOOT! Watch Monkeys Riding Dogs at the Space Coast State Fair’s Banana Derby

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OPEN NOV. 1-17 AT SPACE COAST DAILY PARK

VIDEO: Don’t miss the Banana Derby at the 2019 Space Coast State Fair at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera, Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Space Coast State Fair, Brevard’s largest and most popular annual family event, is set for November 1 through 17 at Space Coast Daily Park in Viera.

Guests at the 33rd annual Space Coast State Fair in Viera will go bananas over the fair’s latest attraction – the Banana Derby, featuring Capuchin monkeys, in tiny jockey outfits, racing around the special Banana Derby track, on the backs of loveable, enthusiastic dogs.

“They’re trained to ride, not bound to the dogs,” said Banana Derby owner, Phil Hendricks. “The monkeys and the hounds love it.”

Gilligan, the Banana Derby owner’s pet monkey, without any intervention, started riding the family dog one day, on his own and that’s how it all got started.

The adorable monkey jockeys, race the dogs around a small track, while a crowd watches from the grandstands. Every day at every show, it draws a crowd of people.

The Banana Derby is free along with free unlimited rides for $15 or $20 per person. For more information call 855-386-3836, email contact@spacecoastdaily.com or log on to SpaceCoastStateFair.com

GREAT VALUE – ALL RIDES AND ALL SHOWS FOR ONLY $15 OR $20

Similar to Disney, each person pays the gate admission fee and when you are inside, all rides, shows and concerts are included at no extra charge.

Gate admission applies to all ages, with the exception of infants under 2-years-old, who are admitted at no charge.

If you choose not to ride, there are still lots of shows and entertainment for you and your family to enjoy inside. See below.

OPEN NOVEMBER 1-17, AT SPACE COAST DAILY PARK IN VIERA

Gate admission gets you an all-day wristband, so you can leave the fair and come back during that same day, as many times as you want, at no extra charge.

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Looking to get an even better deal? Use the Savings Safari coupons. You must present the printed coupon at the gate and follow the details on each coupon.

The fair will be open, rain or shine, unless the weather makes it unsafe. If the rides are closed due to bad weather, they will be reopened as soon as it is safe. There are no refunds or rain checks for any reason.

Credit Cards are accepted at all Gate Entrance Ticket Boxes and at all Food & Beverage Concessions.

There are ATM’s outside the gates and inside the fair to access cash, All major credit cards accepted.

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The Space Coast State Fair is spectacular at night. (Don Martin image)

The Space Coast State Fair is a favorite place for families. (Don Martin image)

FAQ

• Does everyone have to buy a gate ticket? Yes – except infants under 2, who are too small to ride.

• What if I don’t want to ride? If you don’t want to ride there are plenty of free shows inside the fair to enjoy.

• Are dogs allowed? Dogs are allowed if they are trained and on a leash. Please always clean up after your pets.

• Can I bring food? No outside food or beverages may be brought in to the fair.

• What about weapons? No weapons may be brought into the fair. All persons and bags are subject to search at any time.

• How much is parking? Parking is $5 per car.

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CLICK HERE FOR VIP TICKETS

VIP Tickets for the Molly Hatchet concert  CLICK HERE  – Includes one-day fair admission on Friday, November 15, unlimited rides, shows, chair in front of the stage at the fair with private bar and bathrooms.

Express Access Pass

Avoid waiting in lines with the Midway Express Access Pass. The bearer is entitled to enter the “fast pass” lanes and avoid the lines for a $10 additional charge.

Space Coast State Fair ride enthusiasts will have an opportunity for some VIP treatment this year at the fair with the all-new Express Access Pass from Big Rock Amusements.

The pass offers customers the chance to get on any carnival ride without waiting in a long line. It works with our wristbands and can be purchased any day at the entrance gate or on the midway and is good for one full day.

In order to ensure pass holders receive and perceive an extraordinary value, there will be a limited quantity of the passes available each day.

For more information call 855-386-3836, email contact@spacecoastdaily.com or log on to SpaceCoastStateFair.com

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