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Fair 2020

FIRST LOOK FOR 2020

Get a sneak peak of #FLStateFair fun! Check back in January 2020 for full lineups, announcements and more.

Season Pass

Keep the fun going all fair long with a Season Pass! Unlimited visits. Unlimited rides. Unlimited fun! Sold exclusively at participating Publix stores.

College Night

Take a study break and join the fun at the fair! College students get in free on Thursday, February 13 after 5:00 p.m. with valid college or university I.D.

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Deep Fried Dash

Race through the fair on Saturday, February 15 for a chance to be the first ever Deep Fried Dash 5K & Fun Run champion! Register now for a fair-tastic deal.

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food

Florida’s Fried food capital

Your destination for everything deep-fried, grilled, smoked or baked.

Peachey’s Donuts

Hand Crafted Doughnuts with warm, cottony dough and covered in glaze.

Jalapeno Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwich with a spicy jalapeno twist.

Pineapple Smoothie

Just as the name suggests – it’s a smoothie in a pineapple!

fun

Endless Entertainment

Yes, it’s all included with your ticket.

Sea Lion Splash

Watch your favorite underwater creatures make a deep sea splash, up close and personal!

Showcase Community Stage

See the best of the best of Florida’s local talent in this community-driven entertainment show!

Demolition Derby

Cheer on your favorite destructive drivers as they shake, rattle and roll through a series of obstacles to be the last car standing!

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Competitions & Education

We’re not all just fun and games.

Creative Living

Let the creative juices flow as you battle it out in a variety of competitions for the best quilt, pie or plant.

Agriculture

Compete alongside Florida’s top livestock exhibitors in head-to-head youth & open shows.

Cracker Country Building

Cracker Country

Step back in time to 19th century Florida at Tampa’s only living history museum, open all 12 days of the fair!

rides

Unlimited Thrills

Welcome to the largest ride midway in the U.S.A.

Street Fighter ride on midway

Street Fighter

Whip, whirl and twirl on this gravity-defying thrill ride!

Wipeout ride on midway

Wipeout

Turn your world upside down on this topsy-turvy ride!

Midway Sky Eye Wheel

Midway Sky Eye

Catch a ride on North America’s tallest traveling ferris wheel!

FAQ

Where is the fair located?

The Florida State Fair is always located at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The physical address of the Fairgrounds is 4800 U.S. Hwy 301 N, Tampa, FL 33610.

What are the fair dates and hours of operation?

The fair is open daily from February 6-17, 2020. The hours of operation are:
Monday – Thursday (Excluding President’s Day):
Gates open at 10:00 a.m.; Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.
Friday – Sunday & President’s Day:
Gates & Midway open at 10:00 a.m.

What is the cost of parking?

Parking is free for all fair attendees.

What items are prohibited at the fair?
  • Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, two-wheeled scooters;
  • Unauthorized vehicles;
  • Weapons, except for those carried and concealed pursuant to a valid concealed weapons permit, pursuant to Chapter 790, Florida Statutes;
  • Fireworks, explosives or explosive devices, and inflammables;
  • Alcohol or alcoholic beverages, or any other food or drink;
  • Controlled substances;
  • Destructive devices;
  • Pets, with the exception of service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • All remotely controlled devices such as drones, aircraft, cars, etc.;
  • Any other object or objects which in the opinion of the Executive Director or the Executive Director’s designee may affect the safety and well-being of persons attending events on Florida State Fair property.
Where can I rent a wheelchair or scooter for the fair?

Scootaround tents with scooters and wheelchairs for rent are located just inside Gates 1, 2, 3 and 4. Scooters and wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online reservations are available starting in January or call 1-888-441-7575.

How do I purchase tickets? Are there any available discounts?

We are proud to offer many ways to save at the fair, including advanced ticket discounts online (starting December 1) and at participating Publix stores (starting January 2), group sale discounts and special promotion days. See our events calendar for a schedule of special promotions days.

How do I redeem a ticket I purchased online?

If you have purchased your tickets online, look for the PDF attached to your confirmation email. Please print this confirmation. Please also bring a valid Photo ID.

What’s included with my admission ticket?

Almost all entertainment experiences, including thrill shows, musical acts, circus shows, educational exhibits, agricultural experiences and more are included with the price of admission. Ride tickets/armbands, midway games and food items are not included with the price of admission and must be purchased separately.

Where is Will Call located?

Will Call is located at Gate 1 only. To access the Will Call office, proceed past the ticket sellers towards security. The Will Call office is the left-most booth.

Do you offer refunds or re-entry?

All acts, concerts, scheduled times, exhibitors, prices and other advertised events are subject to change and or cancellation without notice. There are no refunds, exchanges, or rain checks. All sales are final. No re-entry is permitted without a new fair ticket.

Where can I find the safe kids place?

Visit any Guest Services booth to register your child for our free Safe Kids Program. Any lost children reported to staff will be escorted to the Safe Kids Place by a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy. Parents/Guardians will be contacted using the information from the Safe Kids Program. If you have not registered your child for the program, please be ready to provide identifiable information as requested by the Deputy on site. The Safe Kids Place and Lost & Found are located just outside the center Expo Hall doors on the midway side.

What do I do if I lost an item at the fair?

Lost items are collected at the lost and found location right outside the Expo Hall center doors on the midway side.

Are there height restrictions on your rides?

The Florida State Fair has over 90 different rides on the midway, many of which do include varying height restrictions. Please be aware of height requirements for each ride before purchasing an armband as refunds are not offered. Click the link below to view the ride restrictions list on the Wade Shows website.

Wade Shows Midway Rides

Is the fair cash-only?

Admission tickets and ride tickets/armbands may be purchased with cash or credit cards. Some vendors at the fair may only accept cash. For your convenience, ATMs are located throughout the grounds and are marked on maps available at Guest Services booths.

How can I be part of the fair?

The Florida State Fair is a community-driven effort that would not be possible without our staff and volunteers. Click the links below to learn more about fair-time employment and volunteer opportunities.

Careers

Volunteer

All of this included with purchase of ticket!

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