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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

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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And that's a WRAP!
From employee's, volunteers, vendors and everyone else in between, we want to thank you for coming out to the 2021 Florida State Fair🎡🎉 #FLStateFair
Your second @ in the comments has to bring you to the Florida State Fair tonight!👇👇
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Take one last stroll through Cracker a country on the LAST DAY!🌳
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Who says you can't have a corn dog at 7am?😂 Our 2nd annual Deep Fried Dash 5k went GREAT this morning! Congrats and THANK YOU to all participants!
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Fried Oreos. That’s it. That’s the post.
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Date nights at the fair are better then cotton Candy!💗
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This giveaway has closed!❗️

GIVEAWAY❗️🥳 Win 4 admission tickets and 4 ride armbands to the Florida State Fair!
How to enter👇
✅Tag a friend in the comments!
✅Follow us, @FLStateFair
✅Follow @VisitTampaBay

That’s it! Good luck!
Tomorrow is THRILL THURSDAY!🎡🎉
Ride armbands will only be $15 AFTER 3:00pm! Bring your friends for a RIDE-A-THON!
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😍Have you tried @keelfarmsagrarian funnel cake cider in our Craft Beer Garden?
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That cheese pull though!😍
📸Photo Credit: @ayce09
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Brb, gotta get all the food for #TastyTuesday! 
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If you have $2 you’re in luck!🥳
TOMORROW after 2:00pm, is $2 Tuesday at the Florida State Fair! - Get into the fair for only $2 and enjoy $2 rides, games and select food items all AFTER 2:00pm! #flstatefair 
$2 Tuesday is proudly sponsored by Spa Manufacturers, Inc.!

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