Governance of the Fair

The Florida State Fair is a quasi-governmental Authority as provided by Florida Statute 616, the Florida State Fair Authority manages the Florida State Fair. In accordance with Florida Statue 616.215, the authority shall operate under the supervision of the Commissioner of Agriculture, which supervision may include, but is not limited to, assisting, advising, and making recommendations regarding the financing and operation of the authority. In assisting and advising the authority, the Commissioner of Agriculture may make appropriate staff of the department available to the authority.

  • Accessibility


    The Florida State Fair strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. The fair firmly believes that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence. This website uses software to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

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  • Public Records


    Requests for public records should be addressed to the Florida State Fair Authority Public Records

    Florida State Fair Authority
    Public Records
    P.O. Box 11766
    Tampa, FL 33680

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  • Service


    During the Florida State Fair, pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds, with the exception of service animals and animals approved as part of an exhibition. As defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.


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    Bids & Proposals

    The Florida State Fair Authority accepts formal bids and proposals for various opportunities throughout the year, including grounds projects, marketing efforts, technology services, and more. Requests for proposals will be posted at the link below.

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    First Amendment Policy

     It is the policy of the Florida State Fair Authority to allow free speech activity whenever said activity is not inconsistent with the normal operations or activities of the Florida State Fairgrounds. 


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    Regulatory Plan

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