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FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS

Fun for everyone, all year long.

  • Est. 1904

    Blazing Trails

    From a small start in 1904, to our explosive events today, the Florida State Fairgrounds believes that nothing brings a community together like a good time. That has been the core of our efforts since our first fair, held in downtown Tampa at Henry B. Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel.

  • 1915 - 1975

    Taking Root

    In 1915, we combined with Tampa’s Gasparilla Carnival to become the biggest, best, most-deep-fried event of the year – now known as the Florida State Fair. Community members gathered from every corner of the state to eat, compete and celebrate everything Florida.

  • 1975 - 2019

    Moving Home

    As we grew in popularity, the need for a governing body arose. In 1975, the Florida State Legislature created the Florida State Fair Authority. Now an official organization, we packed up and moved to our new home – the Florida State Fairgrounds you know and love today, just off of Interstate 4

  • 2020 and Beyond

    Sparking Tradition

    Today, the Florida State Fairgrounds is a year-round hub for community-oriented fun. The Fairgrounds attracts over 1.5 million visitors throughout the year, all looking to have fun, learn, or try something new. While some things have changed, our goals have not. We still strive to celebrate Florida through amazing events, hands-on experiences and educational opportunities.

TODAY’S STATE FAIR

500K

Attendees annually

On average over the last decade.

90+

Midway rides

Largest midway in North America.

$1M

PREMIUMS

Awarded to exhibitors and competitors.

#FlStateFair

Happy 8️⃣1️⃣3️⃣ Day Tampa Bay! The Flo Happy 8️⃣1️⃣3️⃣ Day Tampa Bay! The Florida State Fair is proud to call the 8-1-3 area our home! #813Day #FLStateFair
Today is the FINAL day of the Fair Food Frenzy dri Today is the FINAL day of the Fair Food Frenzy drive thru! Open today, Sunday August 8th 11AM to 8PM at the Florida State Fairgrounds! Don't miss out! #FLStateFair #FairFoodFrenzy

More Info: Link In Our BIO!
[HAPPENING NOW] We're OPEN! With all the corn dogs [HAPPENING NOW] We're OPEN! With all the corn dogs, deep-fried oreo's, turkey legs, and fresh lemonade you could want! Drive-thru or walk-up ordering available for your fair food fix! 11AM to 8 PM. #FLStateFair #FairFoodFrenzy

More Info: http://ow.ly/uuNA50ATwe0
🚨 Deep Fried Alert 🚨 Fair Food Frenzy is hap 🚨 Deep Fried Alert 🚨 Fair Food Frenzy is happening now! The destination for your drive-thru fair food fix! 11 AM to 8 PM! July 31-August 2 & August 7-August 9! #FLStateFair #FairFoodFrenzy 

More Info: link in bio!
Happy #BestFriendDay! Tag your fair buddy!⬇⬇⬇😍
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How great is it that we get a whole day to celebra How great is it that we get a whole day to celebrate DONUTS!?
And lets be honest, mainly Peachey's donuts!🍩🍩
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#FairFoodFriday! Who thinks calories don't count a #FairFoodFriday!
Who thinks calories don't count at the fair? WE DO!🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️
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Friday Feeling 🤩Time to ~coast~ into the weeken Friday Feeling 🤩Time to ~coast~ into the weekend! 🎢
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Tag your Deep Fried Dash running buddy below!🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️
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We wouldn't be who we are today without our mom❤ We wouldn't be who we are today without our mom❤ Happy Mother's Day!
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Remember when we could be closer then 6 feet apart Remember when we could be closer then 6 feet apart, eating a funnel cake?🥺 Because we do and we MISS it!
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There's nothing better then ice cold lemonade on a There's nothing better then ice cold lemonade on a sunny day at the fair!🍋🍋🍋
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Thank you everyone for your continuous effort! You Thank you everyone for your continuous effort! You are greatly appreciated!❤
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Miss the fair? We do too!🎡 Head to our FB page Miss the fair? We do too!🎡 Head to our FB page for our very own virtual backgrounds to make your video calls a little more fun!
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It's #PretzelDay! Celebrate accordingly. preferabl It's #PretzelDay! Celebrate accordingly. preferably with a pretzel🥨🥨🥨
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#FairFoodFriday Raise your hand if you miss fair f #FairFoodFriday
Raise your hand if you miss fair food!🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️ #FLStateFair
We need some cotton candy! . #flstatefair #fairfoo We need some cotton candy!
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Sending out a huge THANK YOU to every single perso Sending out a huge THANK YOU to every single person working tirelessly throughout this time.❤️ Here’s to coming out on the other side stronger and better because we worked together. See you soon!
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Happy first day of SPRING!💐🌷🌼🌻 Stay sa Happy first day of SPRING!💐🌷🌼🌻
Stay safe, stay healthy.
Keep checking our website for updates on the fairgrounds - https://floridastatefair.com/covid-19/
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