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

    Statement

    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

    Request

    Requests for public records should be addressed to Valerie Fernandez, the Florida State Fair Authority’sĀ custodianĀ of public records:

    Valerie Fernandez, Esq.
    Custodian of Public Records
    Florida State Fair Authority
    P.O. Box 11766
    Tampa, FL 33680

     

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  • Service

    Animals

    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. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s 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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  • Florida State Fair

    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.

    No Current Open Bids at this time.