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Fair 2022

food

FLORIDA’S FRIED FOOD CAPITAL

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

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon roll topped with warm cinnamon apple pie topping, drizzled with warm caramel.

Deep Fried Banana Pudding

Donut holes topped with Banana Pudding and whip cream & Carmel Drizzle on top.

Donut Dog

A homemade long John Donut, fresh grilled all beef Hotdog, applewood bacon and drizzled with icing on top.
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fun

ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT

All included in your price of admission.

Cirque Ma’Ceo

Mesmerizing acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses, feast your senses on the beauty and mystery through the adventure of Cirque Ma'Ceo.

Pork Chop Revue

You will laugh as you watch these bundles of bacon jump hurdles, waltz and even sing! But these pigs don't race, they're too smart for that.

High Dive Show

The Great American High Dive show is the Classic High Dive show, featuring springboard and tower driving and MORE!
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learn

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 House

Cracker Country

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

Will health and safety changes be put in place for the 2022 Fair?

As we continue planning to bring your favorite traditions back in 2022, your safety is our top priority. Event options are being evaluated and enhanced health and safety practices are being put in place to bring you 12 days of fun.

View the complete list of Florida State Fair policies

What are the costs for attending the 2022 Florida State Fair?

ADVANCE TICKET PRICES – ONLINE & WAWA – WAWA PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

Adult: $10.00

Child (6-11): $6.00

Weekday Ride Armband: $20.00

Any Day Ride Armband: $30.00

 

ONSITE TICKET PRICES

Friday – Sunday and President’s Day:

Adult: $15.00

Child (6-11): $9.00

Any Day Ride Armband: $38.00

 

Monday – Thursday:

Adult: $11.00

Child (6-11): $6.00

Weekday Ride Armband: $25.00

If you have purchased your tickets online, look for the PDF attached to your confirmation email. Please print this confirmation or show it on your cell phone at the gate. Please also bring a valid Photo ID.

What are the security procedures upon entry to the Fair?
  • All bags, backpacks and packages are subject to inspection prior to entering the Fair.
  • All persons are subject to screening for prohibited items using hand-held metal detectors prior to entering the Fair.
  • As a reminder, the following items are not permitted to be brought into for the safety of our animals and our guests: weapons (except for those carried and concealed pursuant to a valid concealed weapons permit, pursuant to Chapter 790, Florida Statutes); knives, any other type of sharp objects, hard or soft coolers and any hazardous items or materials.
  • Any item that a guest presents that security deems unsafe or inappropriate will also not be allowed inside the Fair. These decisions are made on a case by case basis.
  • Luggage, coolers, and bags with wheels are not permitted inside the Fair.
  • The Fair is not responsible for fire, theft, damage or loss of vehicle including articles left within.
  • Safety is our top concern. Surveillance cameras will be operating throughout the Fairgrounds every day of the Fair. The security of the property is under the jurisdiction of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.  Daily during the Fair, you can expect the presence of officers from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.
What are the 2022 Fair dates and hours of operation?

The Fair will be open daily from February 10-21, 2022.

Monday – Thursday, Gates open: 11:00 a.m. Midway Opens: 1:00 p.m.

Friday – Sunday and President’s Day, Gates open: 10:00 a.m. Midway Opens: 10:30 a.m.

Entry into the Fairgrounds will not be permitted after 9:00 p.m.

Fair Buildings will close at 9:00 p.m. Outdoor Concessions and the Midway will remain open after 9:00 p.m.  Closing times will vary based on attendance and weather conditions.

Guest safety is our number one priority and there are certain weather circumstances that may cause the Fair to close earlier than scheduled. As soon as closures are confirmed the website operating calendar will be updated with the Fair’s current operating status.

Where is the Fair located? Is there a cost for parking?

The Fairground’s address is 301 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida. There are 3 entrances into the Fairgrounds parking facilities: Orient Road, Martin Luther King and US 301. It is absolutely critical for guests to remember which road/highway you used to enter the parking facilities and which gate (1, 2, 3 or 4) you used to walk into the interior grounds.

Parking is free for all Fair guests.

View our map.

What should I wear?

The Florida State Fair is a family destination, and requires that guests wear appropriate clothing while at the Fairgrounds. Shirts, skirts or pants (including jeans or shorts) and shoes must be worn at all times.

Are recreational wheels (roller skates, skateboards, etc.) allowed at the Fair?

We know they are fun, but for safety reasons, NO recreation wheels, including skateboards, rollerblades, hover boards, and other tennis shoe style roller skates are permitted at the Fair.

May I bring my own food and beverages into the Fair?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into the Fair. Exceptions may be made for Guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies, baby food/formula, and individually wrapped children’s snacks.

How do I plan my day and where can I find all the events?

To help you prepare for your day at the fair, all the events are located on our calendar.

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Are pets permitted at the Fair?

We know you love your pets and we love animals, too––but they are not allowed in the Fair (with the exception of service animals). Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.

Prohibited items.
Where can I rent a wheelchair or scooter for the fair?

Scootaround, a Fair vendor, rents scooters and wheelchairs to guests. Their tent is located just inside Gates 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Is smoking permitted at the Fair?

Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings on the Fairgrounds.

Where is lost and found located?

Lost items are collected at the lost and found location right outside the Expo Hall center doors on the midway side. The Fairgrounds is not responsible for lost, missing or stolen personal property.

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.

Where can I find additional information when I’m at the Fair?

There are numerous Guest Services kiosks located throughout the Fair. When you enter the Fair, you will be provided a map which illustrates the location of these.

All of this included with purchase of ticket!

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