The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition opened Thursday.

State inspectors checked more than 100 rides Wednesday.

"It's everything that we do. I mean, we have to go through inspections for everything, and it's just important, obviously, for safety reasons is the main thing," said Nancy Chevres with the Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo. "We want to make sure that everything is operated to its optimal."

Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is located at Southwest 24th Street and 112th Avenue. Gates open on weekdays at 3 p.m. and at noon on weekends.

General admission is $10 and children younger than five get in free.

Game operators and about 200 food vendors were also on-site Wednesday preparing for opening day.

"The circus has five brand-new acts inside of the tent," said Chevres.

PHOTOS: New rides, food at Youth Fair

Published On: Mar 14 2013 04:09:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 14 2013 05:13:39 PM EDT
Some of new concessions, crazy rides at Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition

Check out some of the new concessions and crazy rides at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition.

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Air Race swoops and soars as you fly through barrel rolls, dips and unmatched curves that take riders on an flying experience that nears 4G’s of force.

The fair ends March 31.