The Florida State Fair is Hiring



Tampa, Fla. (December 30, 2019) – The 2020 Florida State Fair is hosting a job fair on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center Pavilion at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The Florida State Fair will hire 400+ individuals to work in a fun and exciting atmosphere at one of the largest events in Florida. Multiple employers, including Busch Gardens, Speedway and Pro HR Staffing, will be at the job fair with additional seasonal, part-time and full-time opportunities.


“The Florida State Fair is looking for enthusiastic individuals for both part-time and seasonal positions. Between our exhibits, family living competitions, delicious food and much more, we attract over 500,000 people in our twelve days. We wouldn’t be able to give our guests the experience they’ve come to expect without our dedicated team and staff,” says Cheryl Flood, Executive Director at the Florida State Fair Authority.


Part-time and seasonal positions are available in various departments including event services, equestrian, guest services, operations and more. Jobs will start in mid-January and go through mid-February.


Shifts and hours are varied. Applicants must be available to work flexible hours including, but not limited to, on-call, late nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays during the Fair. The Florida State Fair will be hosted at the Florida State Fairgrounds from February 6-17, 2020.


To attend the job fair, please enter the Fairgrounds via the Orient Road Service Entrance and follow the job fair signs. Parking and admission for the job fair is free. If you are an employer and interested in participating in the Job Fair, please contact Chris Hogue at 813-627-4210 or via email at



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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. With 115 years since its inception, the Florida State Fair now 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 Pizza Cone, Redneck Burger, Bacon Ice Cream and so much more! It’s affordable family fun at its best. For more information about the Florida State Fair 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. For more information about the Florida State Fair Authority, go to