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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

This pizza was good but you know what’s even better? - All tickets and ride armbands go on sale October 8!🙌
Mark your calendars👀
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This deal is SOLD OUT❗️ keep checking back for more deals!

⚠️$5 admission tickets ON SALE NOW!
Get them before they’re gone at the link in our bio!
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Heads up⚠️ $5 admission tickets to the 2022 Florida State Fair go on sale in 1 week, September 13! Mark your calendars👀 
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Our vendor application is now LIVE on our website!🎡🎉
We are looking for food & beverage concessionaires, retail and craft vendors to join us at the 2022 Florida State Fair!
Learn more and apply today at the link in our bio! #FLStateFair
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Honored!🙌🏆 Thank you to @flfestivals  for putting on such a great event! #FFEA2021 #FLStateFair
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Which ride is your go to at the Florida State Fair?🎡👇
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Hands up for #nationalrollercoasterday!🎢
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One of each please!🙏🙌
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🎡Find your thrills, excitement, competition, deep-fried everything...Find your FUN! February 10-21, 2022! Tickets on sale this fall... #FLStateFair #FindYourFun
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It’s World Emoji Day! Comment your favorite fair themed emoji below👇🎡🍿🎢
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Happy National Fry Day!
We could so go for some Fiske Fries right now🍟🍟🍟
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🎆🎇Happy 4th of July from your friends at the Florida State Fair!
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Hey Dads- Thanks for being you!💙 Tag us in your favorite fair dad photo!
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Cheers to the weekend!
We’re missing sunny fair days!☀️ 
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This giveaway is CLOSED, and the winner has been messaged!

National BFF Day GIVEAWAY!🎉💕
Win 2 admission tickets and 2 ride armbands to the 2022 Florida State Fair, February 10-21!
▪Tag your bestie below to enter - unlimited entries!
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Donut ya know it’s National 🍩 Day?
Who's ready for another @peacheysbakingco donut at the Florida State Fair? 😋
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Coasting through the week🎢
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Tuesday cravings... who’s with us?🙋🏼‍♀️
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Check out our story for #TriviaTuesday questions!🥳 How many can you get right?
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Rides. Games. Funnel Cakes. We miss it all! What will you miss most until February?👇
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