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Fair 2021

2021 Events & Updates


Community Stage Act

Community Stage

Take on your chance to perform during the Florida State Fair! One-of-a-kind experience available to Florida performance groups.
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Deep Fried Dash runner

Deep Fried Dash

Race your way through the fairgrounds on May 1, 2021 in the second annual Florida State Fair Deep Fried Dash!
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Safety Signage

Safe Fair Experience

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Florida State Fairgrounds is taking extra precautions to assure the health and safety of our employees and guests.
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food

Florida’s Fried food capital

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

The Pig Rig

Grilled Cheese Stuffed with BBQ Pulled Pork and Mac N Cheese from Low N Slow

The Cookie Pail

A fan favorite, a pail of their famous chocolate chip cookies at The Cookie Crate.

Gelato Nachos

Gelato nachos and tacos made with a dutch stroopwafel recipe from the Funky Flamingo
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fun

Endless Entertainment

Yes, it’s all included with your ticket.

Daredevil Daze 2.0

Bello and Annaliese Nock! FMX, Motorcycle on a Highwire, Globe of Death, Double Wheel of Steel excitement!

Fire Guy

Watch as Brant, the Fireguy shows his expert skills in fire juggling, fire eating, fire breathing, and dire performing!

Lumberjack Show

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show features quality lumberjack competitors known throughout the world.
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music

Live Fair Fun

Sit back & relax at one of our three outdoor stages!

Love Alive

Love Alive

No other tribute act can bring the iconic hits of Ann & Nancy Wilson and HEART to life like this ultimate HEART tribute.
The Dweebs

The Dweebs

Colorful costumes, crazy stage antics, and lots of crowd participation are all a staple at any Dweeb performance.
Two Way Crossing

Two Way Crossing

Their vocals vary between two and three-part harmonies which add to the uniqueness of their sound.
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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

What are your COVID-19 safety protocals?

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Florida State Fairgrounds is taking extra precautions to assure the health and safety of our employees and guests.

Please see our full list of safety protocols located here – https://floridastatefair.com/safety/

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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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 April 22-May 2, 2021.

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

Friday – Sunday, Gates open: 10:00 a.m. Midway Opens: 10:30 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 now – https://scootaround.com/en/florida-state-fair – 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 and at participating Publix stores now through April 21, as well as group sale discounts and special promotion days. See our events calendar for a schedule of special promotions days.

Can I bring my large group to the fair?

Large groups are more than welcome to enjoy the fair! Please see our group order form for discounted ticket rates and more information.

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!