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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

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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Fair days are headed your way!🀩 Check out our fresh new fair video on our website. Definitely puts us in the fair mood!😎 #FLStateFair
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All the pumpkins!πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Put your skills to the test in our Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Winner gets 2 admission tickets to the 2021 FL State Fair, and a fun fair swag merch basket!
Rules & entry form at the link in our bio!
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Decorate a pumpkin for a chance to win 2 admission tickets to the Florida State Fair along with a merch basket filled with fair fun swag!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‘πŸ˜Ž
Rules and entry form can be found at the link in our bio!
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Who is ready for some fun?!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‘ We have missed you guys and can't wait to see you again - February 11-22, 2021! #FLStateFair
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Happy spooky season!πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ Every year at the fair we love to see all of the amazing creations you guys enter in one of our many creative living competitions.
This holiday season we thought it would be fun to have a contest where you decorate a pumpkin (real or fake) in ANY way you choose and send in a photo for a chance to win a FL State Fair merch basket AND 2 admission tickets to the 2021 fair! Rules and entry form are at the link in our bio!
You have until October 31st to submit in your pumpkin!
Thrills, Food and FUN is headed your way. February 11-22, 2021 can’t come soon enough! Get ready. #FLStateFair
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Miss us? Get Florida State Fair merch sent to you!🎑 #FLStateFair Buy yours today - https://shop.floridastatefair.net/
Our 2021 Fair vendor applications are now live on our website! Be apart of the fun and apply todayπŸŽ‰ #FLStateFair

Learn more - https://floridastatefair.com/vendors/
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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 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!

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