South Florida Fair announces New Orleans theme for 2017

The South Florida Fair is bringing all the excitement of Mardi Gras to suburban West Palm Beach this year, a spokeswoman announced Monday.

Each year, the fair chooses a theme based on the culture of a city, and the 2017 fair, which runs from Jan. 13-29 will feature a New Orleans flavor. Past themes have include Las Vegas and Washington D.C. and last year was “Discover the Palm Beaches.”

The fair will have the normal fried food but also include Cajun classics like fried catfish and boiled crawfish. There will also be daily Mardi Gras parades and New Orleans jazz bands.

The South Florida Fair drew to a close Sunday, January 31, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

The South Florida Fair drew to a close Sunday, January 31, 2016. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)