South Florida Fair organizers reveal theme for 2018

The Mardi Gras parades were such a huge hit at this year’s South Florida Fair that organizers have made it the new theme for 2018.

In the past, the organizers have often based the theme as a city like New Orleans or Las Vegas, but the 2018 event at the South Florida Fairgrounds will be all about parades from around the world.

The specific parades won’t be revealed until closer to the January fair, but there will be a different one on each of the 17 days. This year’s fair will run from will run from Jan. 12 to Jan. 28.

Terry Calvin, New Orleans, La., applies touchup paint on a Mardi Gras World display as final preparations are underway for the opening of the 2017 South Florida Fair at the fairgrounds and expo center in unincorporated Palm Beach County. Photographed on Monday, January 9, 2017. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)