Deep Fried Dash



The Florida State Fair is excited to announce the 1st annual Deep Fried Dash 5K & Fun Run! Beginning at 7 a.m., the race will take participants through the excitement of the 116th annual Florida State Fair. Runners will tour all the fair has to offer, from the sights of exhilarating rides to the smells of fresh fair foods.

All proceeds from the Deep Fried Dash will benefit the Florida State Fair Foundation, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to improve and support agricultural, scientific and educational programs at the Florida State Fair like Cracker Country Living History Museum, Ag-Venture and more.

Participants can register today at



Registration opens on November 1, 2019

Saturday, February 15, 2020

7:00 a.m. Race Start



Florida State Fairgrounds

4800 US-301, Tampa, FL 33610


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 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.