WHAT: The Florida State Fair – always in Tampa, always in February – is kicking off the 2020 Florida State Fair with its annual Flip the Switch event on Thursday, February 6 at 6:30 a.m. The annual tradition will be led by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner, Nikki Fried; Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody; Executive Director for the Florida State Fair, Cheryl Flood along with Florida State Fair Authority board members and our local emergency service and military heroes.

The annual Flip the Switch will be followed by the Fresh From Florida Breakfast (event by invitation only hosted from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.) and the Governor’s Day Luncheon (ticketed event only hosted from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.). 

WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
*** Flip the Switch will happen at precisely 6:30 a.m. ***

WHERE: Florida State Fairgrounds (Midway Sky Eye)
4800 US Highway 301 North
Tampa, Florida 33610

MEDIA INFO: Media should arrive no later than 6:00 a.m. to ensure ample setup time. Media are to use Orient Road entrance to gain access to the Fairgrounds

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 unique fair food such as the Cuban Pizza, Deep Fried Cookie Dough, Buffaloaded Quesadilla and so much more! It’s affordable family fun at its best. For more information, about the Florida State Fair 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.