Florida State Fair Updates

Announcements


December 18, 2020: The Florida State Fair Authority Board of Directors announced its 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 for some time in April, pending COVID-19 health status. The Market Steer and Swine show competitions will still be held in February, as previously announced.

With no guarantees in our current environment, moving the dates of the Florida State Fair to April 2021 provides a better opportunity to host the large event. Additional details surrounding the 2021 Fair and its full health and safety guidelines will be shared in the coming weeks.


December 22, 2020: The Florida State Fair will host the Market Swine and Steer shows in February 2021. The swine show will be scheduled for February 12th – 14th and the steer show will be scheduled for February 19th – 21st.


January 27, 2020: The Florida State Fair announces new dates for its annual Florida State Fair event. Originally scheduled for February 11-22, 2021, the Florida State Fair will welcome guests as the tradition continues April 22 – May 2, 2021. Additional details surrounding the 2021 Fair and its full health and safety guidelines will be shared in the coming weeks. Read More…


February 1, 2020: The Second Annual Deep Fried Dash has been postponed to May 1, 2021. Originally scheduled for February 13, 2021, the Florida State Fair will welcome runners on Saturday, May 1st in order to keep the race during the Annual Florida State Fair now scheduled for April 22-May 2, 2021. Registration is open at FloridaStateFair.com/5k


Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the 2021 Florida State Fair Postponed?

The Florida State Fair Authority Board of Directors made the decision to postpone the annual Florida State Fair to April. There are no guarantees with the current COVID-19 pandemic, moving the dates of the 2021 Fair out by two months provides a better opportunity to host the large event.

Originally scheduled for February 11-22, 2021, the Florida State Fair competitions, entertainment, carnival, and other attractions and activities will now be scheduled for some time in April 2021, pending COVID-19 health status. The rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as they are permitted through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The Market Steer and Swine show competitions will still be held in February, as previously announced.

What are the new dates of the 2021 Florida State Fair?

The Florida State Fair competitions, entertainment, carnival, and other attractions and activities are now be scheduled for April 22-May 2, 2021.

I already bought tickets for the 2021 Florida State Fair, can I use them for the new dates?

Admission tickets and ride armbands that have been purchased for the 2021 Florida State Fair, previously scheduled for February 11-22, will be valid for the new event dates in April 2021 or guests may request a refund by January 30th. The new event dates will be released as soon as they are determined. For refund information, please contact boxoffice@floridastatefair.com

I am a participant in the agriculture shows, what are my options?

Agriculture Shows & Competitions

The rescheduled dates for agriculture shows and competitions will be announced as soon as they are permitted through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Further details will be released as they are available.

Entry Deadlines: The 1st Late Entry Period will be extended until January 11th, 2021 for the following Youth Shows: Youth Beef, Youth Dairy, Youth Dairy Goat, Youth Sheep, Youth Dog, Youth Llama, and Youth Rabbit. Entries are subject to space availability and will be charged the double-entry fees. The Final Late Entry charges have been suspended.

January 11, 2021 – Purebred and Youth Poultry, Open and Youth Boer Goat, Open Rabbit. (Double Entry Fees suspended)

February 1, 2021 – All Record Books (except Steer & Swine) Postmark Deadline, Illustrated Talk and Demonstration Video Submissions, Chapter/Club Appointed Showman for Steer and Swine Shows, Dairy Pride Award Entry.

New dates will be determined for the  Pre-Fair Promotional Video Submissions, Ag Teacher / Extension Agent Request Form and Chapter/Club Appointed Showman for all Youth Shows (except Steer and Swine).

Market Swine and Steer: The 2021 Swine Show will be February 12th – 14th and the Steer Show will be February 19th – 21st.

 

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I am a participant in the creative living competitions, what are my options?

Creative Living Competitions

Details surrounding the 2021 competitions will be shared as soon as they are available.

I applied to be a vendor for the 2021 Florida State Fair, what are my options?

Details surrounding the 2021 vendors will be shared as soon as they are available.

What about other events scheduled at the Florida State Fairgrounds?

The Florida State Fairgrounds is still open for business and is safely hosting non-fair events including the upcoming Gold and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Shows scheduled for December 27 – January 7 and the Florida RV SuperShow scheduled for January 13 – 17.

We continue to take enhanced health and safety measures and are in regular contact with authorities and are prepared to respond to recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Health.

Who do I contact if I have a question that has not been answered?

Ticket Purchases, please contact boxoffice@floridastatefair.com

Livestock Participants, please contact ag@floridastatefair.com

Creative Living Participants, please contact brenda.gregory@floridastatefair.com

Commercial Exhibitors and Concessionaires, please contact fred.brown@floridastatefair.com

Expo Hall Vendors, please contact beth.buckley@floridastatefair.com

Craftsman Marketplace, please contact randall.foster@floridastatefair.com

Sponsors, please contact patty.chandler@floridastatefair.com

Media Inquiries, please contact vanessa@thisispress.com

 

For general inquiries, please contact info@floridastatefair.com