2021 Florida State Fair Dates




Tampa, Florida (January 27, 2021)- The Florida State Fair announces new dates for its annual Florida State Fair event. Originally scheduled for February 11-22, 2021, the Florida State Fair will welcome guests as the tradition continues April 22 – May 2, 2021. Additional details surrounding the 2021 Fair and its full health and safety guidelines will be shared in the coming weeks.

Tampa’s favorite long-time tradition is mostly an outdoor event and offers hundreds of acres that will allow guests to social distance. Adhering to CDC and the Florida Department of Health recommendations, the Florida State Fair will also provide sanitation stations inside the event, require masks and rework its indoor floor plans in effort to allow more distancing.

“The Florida State Fair is truly a community event that our guests look forward to each and every year,” said Cheryl Flood, Executive Director of the Florida State Fair. “Like other fairs and venues across the country that have safely reopened, we are utilizing best practices and safety guidelines that have proven to be successful. With a solid safety plan in place, we remain confident in providing a safe family entertainment experience.”

The Florida State Fairgrounds will continue to enhance its health and safety measures by staying in regular contact with authorities and respond to any recommendations issued by the CDC, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Guests who pre-purchased fair tickets on the Florida State Fair’s website will be given the option to transfer tickets for the rescheduled dates. Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, February 1, 2021 on the Florida State Fair website. For a detailed schedule of upcoming events, please visit floridastatefair.com.

About the Florida State Fair:

The Florida State Fair, first held in Tampa in 1904, has become one of the largest events in the state, attracting more than 500,000 people during its 12-day run. The Florida State Fair boasts the largest Midway in the USA, a robust agricultural program, a circus, interactive animal exhibits and new attractions each year. As the first State Fair of the year, the Florida State Fair is the first to debut new and all of the unique fair foods visitors have come to know and love. It’s affordable family fun at its best. For more information about the Florida State Fair, please visit www.floridastatefair.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.


About the Florida State Fair Authority:

The mission of the Florida State Fair Authority and its Board of Directors is to create positive entertainment experiences through the annual Florida State Fair; a variety of year-round events; quality competitive programs; a commitment to agriculture, education and community service, and a focus on new opportunities. The Florida State Fair Authority does not receive state, county or city tax dollars. Operations are funded by revenue generated by the annual Florida State Fair and the rental of Fairgrounds facilities to outside entities throughout the year. For more information about the Florida State Fair Authority, go to www.floridastatefair.com.