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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.

Fer

90+

Midway rides

Largest midway in North America.

$1M

PREMIUMS

Awarded to exhibitors and competitors.

#FlStateFair

Hands up for Friday!πŸŽ‘πŸŽ‰
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Happy New Year from us to you!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡
Looking forward to brighter days ahead. #FLStateFair
Merry Christmas from everyone here at the Florida State Fair!πŸŽ„ We hope your day is filled with lots of cheer!
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The Fairgrounds is best known as the location of the annual Florida State Fair, a Florida tradition for over 100 years. The health and safety of our staff and guests has always been and will continue to be our number one priority.
The Florida State Fair Authority Board of Directors announced it's decision to postpone the annual Florida State Fair to April 2021. Originally scheduled for February 11-22, 2021, the Florida State Fair competitions, entertainment, carnival and other attractions and activities will now be rescheduled to April 2021, pending COVID-19 health status. The Market Steer and Swine show competitions will still be held in February.

More Info & Details can be found at the link in our bio.
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HEADS UPβ€ΌπŸ‘€
Creative Living Competition deadlines are up THIS FRIDAY December 11, 2020! Get those entry forms in today at the link in our bio!
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The sale you have been waiting for!πŸŽ‰
Tickets & armbands for the 2021 FL State Fair are on SALE!

Buy in advance and save at the link in our bio!
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This sale is SOLD OUT‼️
Check out our ticket page for when the next deals will be - floridastatefair.com/tickets

STARTING NOW!🀩
Buy 2 any day ride armbands get 2 admission tickets FREE! #FLStateFair
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Are you ready for a Cyber Monday Deal?!🀩
Buy 2 any day ride armbands get 2 admission tickets FREE!
Mark your calendars for November 30 - you don't want to miss this!
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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the Florida State Fair!
Who's a turkey leg fan? #FLStateFair πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—
The Deep Fried Dash 5k IS BACK!πŸ€©πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
Get your running shoes and appetite ready for another year of fun. Sign up in advance at the link in our bio before the price goes up!
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#ThrowbackThursday All smiles at the FL State Fair!πŸŽ‘πŸ˜ƒ
Our Community Stage is BACK and we want to showcase you and your talent at the 2021 Florida State Fair!😎
More information and our entry form can be found at the link in our bio!
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To all those who served, thank you. Happy Veterans Day!🀝
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Share your fair with us!🎑
What were you celebrating at the 2020 FL State Fair?
Let us know below!πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡
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Want to be the first to know about our upcoming deals for the 2021 Florida State Fair? Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss out on any of the fun!🎑 #FLStateFair

Sign up today at the link in our bio!
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Calling all creatives!
Enter in one of our creative living competitions now and be apart of a state fair tradition!πŸŽ‰ #FLStateFair
Enter online at the link in our bio!
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