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Jan 05

Manatee County Fair is open form January 11th - 21st, 2018

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 8:21 AM by Penny Johnston

On January 11, 2018, the Manatee River Association will open its gates to “Good Food, Good Rides, Good Times.” Palmetto is proud to serve as the host city for the 2018 Manatee County Fair and the home for the Manatee River Fair Association and the year round events held on the Fairgrounds.


The Manatee County Fair highlights everything that makes Manatee County special and gives citizens and visitors alike from all over the County an opportunity to put their very best on display in arts and crafts, baked goods, plants and livestock.  Where else could anyone possibly go to see such a diverse group of young and old alike share their skills and projects in one place?  The Manatee County Fair offers an outlet for developing skills and talents and is a place for Manatee County youth to learn responsibility and to take pride in the product of their work.  It is an amazing community endeavor.


On behalf of the City of Palmetto, congratulations to the Board of Directors of the Manatee River Fair Association, the staff and all the volunteers on the 102nd showcase of Manatee County themed appropriately “Good Food, Good Rides, Good Times”!  


Make sure to create some lasting family memories of the “Good Food, Good Rides, Good Times” at the Manatee County Fair from January 11th – 21st, 2018.   See you there!

Jul 18

Take a Fresh Look at Palmetto's Historic Past

Posted on July 18, 2017 at 9:53 AM by Penny Johnston

Palmetto is taking a fresh look at our historic past.  Over the past few years, local artist Cory Wright has painted scenes of various historic structures, and the City has featured her artwork on some of our reusable cloth bags available during the Manatee County Fair.

Previously, the bags have portrayed Old Main Street, with one of the buildings dating back to 1902; the Woman’s Club which was started by a group in 1900; the Green Bridge, named after Bradenton merchant E.P. Green back in 1927; and the Ag Museum which is just filled with Palmetto’s roots.

This year, the City featured Cory Wright’s rendition of Providence Missionary Baptist Church, which was established in 1921.  The church has continued to be a fundamental, orthodox Baptist church of more than 95 years.

Look for other iconic buildings within Palmetto.  Submit your suggestions to City Hall and maybe we can have an artist capture the building’s charm and history on next years’ bag.

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