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New year, new fair. Check out some highlights for what’s new in 2020!
Keep the fun going all fair long with a Season Pass! Unlimited visits. Unlimited rides. Unlimited fun! Sold exclusively at participating Publix stores.
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.
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.
Your destination for everything deep-fried, grilled, smoked or baked.
DeAnna's Steak Sundaes
Deep Fried Strawberry Lemonade Shortcake Sundae – sweet berries with a bright finish.
Cheeseburger on a Stick – savory beef, deep fried with a rich cheese sauce.
Pence's Carmel Corn
Cotton Candy Jazzy Popcorn – sweet, crunchy and colorful.
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!
Fly to new heights – over 9 feet to be exact – with this extreme show! Cheer on the team as they soar on next-generation pogo sticks.
Cheer on your favorite destructive drivers as they shake, rattle and roll through a series of obstacles to be the last car standing!
We’re not all just fun and games.
Let the creative juices flow as you battle it out in a variety of competitions for the best quilt, pie or plant.
Compete alongside Florida’s top livestock exhibitors in head-to-head youth & open shows.
Step back in time to 19th century Florida at Tampa’s only living history museum, open all 12 days of the fair!
Welcome to the largest ride midway in the U.S.A.
Whip, whirl and twirl on this gravity-defying thrill ride!
Turn your world upside down on this topsy-turvy ride!
Midway Sky Eye
Catch a ride on North America’s tallest traveling ferris wheel!
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.
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 9:00 a.m.
Parking is free for all fair attendees.
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.
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.
Large groups are more than welcome to enjoy the fair! Please see our group order form for discounted ticket rates and more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lost items are collected at the lost and found location right outside the Expo Hall center doors on the midway side.
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.
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.
All of this included with purchase of ticket!BUY TICKETS