Fair Hosts Fair-Tastic Food Contest



WHAT:                                    The Florida State Fair – always in Tampa, always in February – hosts its annual Fair-tastic Food Contest with local high school culinary students. Students create the next crazy fair food for an opportunity to showcase their recipe during the Florida State Fair in the Demonstration Kitchen, featured at the 2020 Florida State Fair held February 6-17, plus up to $75 in prize money, tickets and ride armbands for the Fair. The winning recipes will also be included in a digital Florida State Fair Cookbook, to be posted online after the fair concludes.

The Fair-tastic Food Contest is supported by The Ryan Wells Foundation, whose mission is to improve the culinary arts and hospitality education of Pinellas County students through scholarships for post-secondary education & support of culinary programs.


Finalists from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Manatee counties are participating in the judged event on Saturday, January 11 for their chance to be named winners of Best of Show Sweet and Best of Show Savory categories.


WHEN:                    Saturday, January 11, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Students will be assigned time slots.


WHERE:                     The SILO Event Center

9036 Brittany Way

Tampa, FL 33619



PR CONTACT:           Please contact Krystin Olinski at 813-205-5572 or krystin@thisispress.com for additional details, media credentials and/or hi-res photos.



About 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.