Palm Beach County’s Movers and Shakers get a sneak peek at the South Florida Fair

On Thursday, January 14, nearly 400 of the most powerful and influential Palm Beachers were invited for a special preview of some of the exhibits featured at the 104th edition of the South Florida Fair. The assembled masses were provided with entertainment from Oscar the Robot while they eagerly awaited the 6:00 p.m. show time. When the time approached, they were split into two groups, with half sent to view the incredible Tropics on Ice show, and the other half sent to experience a short film that shows that we truly do live in paradise!

The Jupiter Lighthouse is one of several iconic locations featured in the film.

Even lifelong residents of Palm Beach County may be surprised at what they see — or better yet — experience as they watch a never-before-seen film on Palm Beach County, which will was unveiled last night. With this year’s theme being “Discover the Palm Beaches, powered by FPL,” the Tourist Development Council, the South Florida Fair and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission partnered with Olympusat to create a film that will take audiences on a journey to discover the “Best of Everything” in The Palm Beaches.

The Olympusat Theatre of The Palm Beaches will display “Discover the Palm Beaches — The Perfect Place” in ultra high definition 4K on a 20 by 30 foot theater style screen in a custom-built Olympusat Theatre.  The theatre is situated near the Expo Center entrance so guests may watch the film just after entering the facility. The film will be shown every 10 minutes each day of the fair. Covering more than 40 locations, including the use of both aerial and underwater footage, this film presentation takes beauty shots to another level, according to Glenn Jergensen, executive director of the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council.

“We want visitors to join us as we highlight the beauty, the history, the culture, the environment and the lifestyle of the Palm Beaches as we showcase the amazing diversity of the Palm Beaches through this special viewing,” said Jergensen.

The four and a half minute long film showcases an exclusive look at the county as seen through the lens of a professional production company that uses the most cutting edge technology for film and television.

“This film can only be experienced at the fair in this sensory theater environment,” said Vicki Chouris, the fair’s vice president and COO. “Only during the Fair will viewers be able to witness The Palm Beaches in this unique and dramatic setting.”

The TDC plans to use segments from the film for promotional purposes after the fair.


The Tropics on Ice show features numerous scenes focusing on life in the Palm Beaches.

Olympusat, headquartered in downtown West Palm Beach, is one of the largest independent media companies specializing in ownership, distribution, production and technical services. Through its offerings, Olympusat engages more than 8 million viewers per day and has established itself as a leader in television and media evidenced by tremendous growth and success through its 50+ brands and networks. Their award-winning team comes equipped with the technology to provide customers a full service experience from project conception to completion.

Even though the forecast is not looking good for the fair’s opening day, anyone who purchased an advance ticket and attends on opening day can still enjoy the indoor exhibits and various shows and may return to the fair for free admittance on another day of the fair by using that same advance ticket.

Adult admission, 12 and older, is  $15 at the gate. A child’s admission, under 12, is  $8 at the gate (5 years and younger are free). Those who are 60 years of age and older pay $9 at the gate.

The South Florida Fair is produced by the South Florida Fair/Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc., a nonprofit organization, and is located at 9067 Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach. The 2016 dates are Jan. 15-31. Buildings open from noon 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Martin Luther King Day on Mon., Jan. 18, and 10 a.m. 8 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 31. Carnival rides open one hour after the Fair opens each day. Carnival rides close at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; midnight Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 561-793-0333 or visit the website,