Since 1935 the Lions Club has sponsored the Fair, on the clubs property on North 7th Street/Colon Road, turning the event into a major project. All the proceeds from the Fair go to aid the club-sponsored projects in particular assistance to the blind.
The Sanford Lions Club changed the name of the Lee County Agriculture Fair to encompass its new mission of extending its influence to the adjoining counties and now it is called the Lee Regional Fair! The Club opened its new Pavilion and restrooms to accommodate the expanding programs of the Lee Regional Fair.
The Sanford Lions Club maintains the emphasis of the Fair with the agricultural exhibits, the antique tractor show and expanded to include a demolition derby, motorcycle racing and additional pageants.
Since the Lions Club assumed sponsorship of the Fair and improved the facilities, the Award Winning Lee Regional Fair has become the largest annual event held in the Sanford/Lee County Area. There is something for everyone. By attending and participating, you support the many programs for the sight and hearing impaired as well as youth programs sponsored by the Sanford Lions Club.