Like haunted candy stores, fairs provide an acceptable atmosphere in which to scream aloud with a mouth full of confections. Get a sugar rush and adrenaline fix in one outing with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get two admissions and two wristbands for unlimited rides at the Suncoast Fair in Sarasota (up to a $64 total value). This Groupon is valid for all three of the following days:
- Thursday, December 1 beginning at 5 p.m.
- Friday, December 2 beginning at 5 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4 beginning at 3 p.m.<p>
In its first year, the Suncoast Fair lures entertainment-seekers of all ages with an amusement-packed lineup of eats, games, carnival attractions, and performances. Equipped with wristbands and a thirst for excitement, visitors are free to harvest views of the festival aboard a variety of rides. After prospecting the fair’s layout, follow smoke signals and the giggles of ticklish CPR dummies over to the firefighter show, where professionals hose down audiences with streams of potentially lifesaving knowledge. Magician Al Belmont beguiles eyes with magic tricks, illusions, and elaborate costumes, and Elmo’s Teeny Weeny Circus dispenses family fun with animal acts, clowning, and uproarious spectacles. Finally, the Pork Chop Revue shifts the spotlight onto four-legged performers, as pigs and hogs coax applause by jumping hurdles, singing, and delivering an informative PowerPoint presentation about the housing market.