St. Lucie County Fair Names New Manager
The St. Lucie County Fair Association announces the selection of Christine Iannotti as the new manager of the St. Lucie County Fair. Christine has been working closely with retiring Jeanne Keaton since October in preparation for the transition. Keaton is retiring after serving as Fair Manager for 28-years.
“I look forward to my retirement with mixed feelings,” said Keaton. “It is time for my grandkids, family and friends! The fair board and myself feel we have made the perfect choice for my replacement and I look forward to being a volunteer in years to come.”
Christine Iannotti has been a resident of St Lucie County for 14-years. She has four children and one grandchild.
Christine is a founding member of the Turkey Trot at Tradition, is a member of the Port St Lucie Business Women and the Fort Pierce Woman’s Club. She is a volunteer at the Sunrise Theatre, past-chair of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Treasure Coast Walk and the Treasure Coast Ride to Fight Suicide. Christine was employed at HANDS of St. Lucie County where she held the position of Development Director and led fundraising efforts through The Jewelia Project.
“I believe in St. Lucie County and what it has to offer. I love the fair and how it showcases what we have in St Lucie County! I look forward to seeing you all at the fair!” stated Christine.
The 2020 St. Lucie County Fair opens on Friday, February 28, at 4 p.m. and will run for 10 action-packed days and nights with livestock shows, midway rides, the PRCA Rodeo, Demolition Derby, and popular entertainment performances every day. The Fair will close on March 8.
History and Background
The St. Lucie County Fair is the largest single event to be held in the county. The Fair was held next to the St. Lucie County International Airport on St. Lucie Blvd. since 1966 but has been in existence since 1964. The Fair moved to its current location at the intersection of Okeechobee Road and Midway Road in 2002. The fairgrounds boast a 250-acre site. St. Lucie County and the St. Lucie County Fair Association look forward to the future of having one of the nicest fairground facilities in the state.
The Fair Association is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization of volunteers who all work extremely hard year-round to bring the Fair to the residents of the Treasure Coast and surrounding areas. Along with the association volunteers at fair time, the Treasure Coast’s community of professionals and individuals all team together as sponsors to keep the St. Lucie County Fair the best it can possibly be. All efforts great or small are appreciated by all that attend the St. Lucie County Fair. The Fair is truly a showcase of what THE GREAT COUNTY OF ST. LUCIE has to offer.
For additional information about this year’s St. Lucie County Fair, please visit StLucieCountyFair.org.