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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

Happy FRYday!
It’s another beautiful day, come out and have some fun!🥳
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Ending the first night of the 2021 Florida State Fair on a sweet note! Thank you to everyone who attended today and we hope to see even more of you tomorrow and this weekend🎡
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Nothing but blue sky’s and sunshine on opening day!🎡🥳
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NEW at the fair❗ - Fair Food Tour
We want YOU to choose the best NEW fair food at the 2021 Florida State Fair! Head to a Information booth in the fair, grab a Fair Food Tour card and let the judging begin! Once you have completed trying your top picks, scan the QR code and vote for who you think should win in each category! #FLStateFair
hmmm we're dreaming about those funnel cakes that you can get in 2 days! Buy your tickets to the fair online today at the link in our bio🤩
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**Giveaway Closed** WE HAVE FREEZE TAGGED OUR WINNER @dani_coyner18!
Check our TIKTOK tomorrow for another giveaway!🥳

Time for a fair fun giveaway game! FREEZE TAG down in the comments ‼️winner gets two tickets and two ride armbands to the 2021 State Fair! 🤩 See rules below. 

RULES
1. Comment or tag a friend below! 
2. Comment as many times as you want! 
3. Winner is the last person to comment when we say FREEZE!
How we feel about the fair opening THIS WEEK!🎡
Opening day is April 22, are you coming out? #FLStateFair
Everything is coming together and we can’t wait to welcome you!🎡 Mark your calendars, April 22 - May 2!
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Who's ready for SWEET treats at the Florida State Fair?🍬🍧🍨🍦🍩🍭🍪
Buy your tickets now at the link in our bio! #FLStateFair
@keelfarmsagrarian is making our Funnel Cake Cider dreams come true! You can get it in the Craft Beer Garden at the 2021 Florida State Fair, April 22 - May 2🎡🎉
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One week out from the Florida State Fair, April 22 - May 2!Who’s ready to RIDE?🥳 #flstatefair
Get your sweet fix AND Florida State Fair tickets at the same time!
@bakenbabes just dropped the Fair Works!🎉🤩🎡
Each Works purchased will come with 2 tickets to the fair while supplies lasts! 🎫 #FLStateFair
so close we can almost taste it...
The Florida State Fair, April 22 - May 2!
Get your tickets today at the link in our bio!
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We are locked in and ready for some fun!🤩
Get your advance tickets now online or at your local Publix! #FLStateFair
This deal is SOLD OUT! See you at the fair!

Why only enjoy one fantastic day at the Fair when you can have three❗ For $20, purchase a multi-day admission pass valid for any 3 days during the fair NOW at the link in our bio!
This deal is SOLD OUT! See you at the fair!

🎡Fair fun x3 - get a 3 day fair admission pass for only $20! Buy NOW at the link in our bio!
There is so much to see and do at the fair it's hard to fit it all into ONE day, no you don't have to! #FLStateFair
Opening day is only 2 WEEKS away!🎉
We are getting ready to light up the fair with our Flip The Switch tradition on April 22. #FLStateFair
Flip the Switch is proudly sponsored by CenterState Bank and Waste Connections.
😊Safety is our TOP priority at the Florida State Fair.
It is our mission to keep guests and staff safe while also continuing to make your visit a memorable experience. #FLStateFair

Please view our safety protocols on our website at the link in our bio!
Who's ready to taste their way around the 2021 Florida State Fair?🍕🍔🍟🌭 #FLStateFair
Our ALL NEW tasty treats are live on our website at the link in our bio!
HOPPY Easter everyone!🐰💐 Can you find all the eggs the Easter bunny left behind at the fair in the image above👆
Comment your answers. #FLstateFair

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