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Arcadia is easy to reach from all directions. Located about an hour east of Sarasota and Bradenton, or an hour north of Fort Myers, Arcadia is at the intersection of several highways.

 

US Highway 17 runs north and south through the heart of the city and within two blocks of the Rodeo arena.

 

State Road 70 runs east and west only a few blocks away.

 

State Roads 72 and 31 lead to Arcadia from Sarasota and Fort Myers, respectively.

 

Our street address is 100 Heard Street (right off of US Highway 17).

 

Getting here from Interstate 75 is a snap too! Depending on whether you're coming from the North or the South, there are several exits that lead right to Arcadia.

 

Tampa/Bradenton/Sarasota -Take I-75 South to exit #217 onto Highway 70 East. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the Arcadia city limits. Turn right at the first traffic light, heading south on US Highway 17. Turn left onto Heard Street, where the fairgrounds are located.

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Take I-75 South to exit #205 onto Clark Road (aka Highway 72). It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the end of Highway 72 in DeSoto County. Turn right onto US Highway 70 (going east). Turn right at the first traffic light, heading south on US Highway 17. Turn left onto Heard Street at the fairgrounds.

 

From Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda - Take I-75 South to exit #164 onto US Highway 17 North. It is approximately 25 miles to Arcadia, where you will take a right onto Heard Street at the fairgrounds.

 

From Fort Myers/Naples - Take I-75 North to exit #141 onto US Highway 80 heading east; turn left onto Highway 31. Turn left onto Highway 70 at the end of Highway 31. Stay on the left side of the fork and turn left onto Hillsborough Avenue. Continue until you see the fairgrounds on the right.

 

From Orlando/Florida's East Coast - Take I-4 West to Highway 27. Go south to Avon Park; turn right onto Highway 64. Go to US Highway 17, turn left (heading south) to Arcadia. Turn left onto Heard Street at the fairgrounds.

 

From Avon Park/Sebring/Lake Placid/Florida's East Coast - Take US 27 to Highway 70 W to Arcadia. Stay on the left side of the fork and turn left onto Hillsborough Avenue. Continue until you see the fairgrounds on the right.

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Take US 27 to Highway 64 in Avon Park. Head west to Highway 17. Go south to Arcadia and take a left onto Heard Street at the fairgrounds.