Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issues annual permits to fair associations to produce an annual fair and/or exposition. Fair associations are required to promote the agricultural and artistic output of their geographical area by displaying exhibits in a wide variety of categories, including livestock, poultry, fruits and vegetables, field crops, arts and crafts, photography and numerous others.
FDACS is responsible for inspecting amusement rides at temporary events — including fairs, carnivals and festivals — and permanent amusement parks for safety and structural and operational integrity. Inspections also include go-kart tracks, water-related amusement rides and zipline courses operating throughout the state.