It's that time of year, again, when the fairgrounds come alive with excitement for the annual Florida State Fair event. This year, the state fair is scheduled for February 6 through February 17. So far, it looks like the weather will cooperate with warm days and cool nights.
If you're new to the area, have never attended the fair, on vacation in the Sunshine State, or its been years since you last went to the fair, don't let this year come and go without experiencing all the fun and excitement the Florida State Fair provides for all ages.
Not only do Tampa residents make their way to the state fair, folks from all around the Tampa Bay area add the Florida State Fair to their list of annual events not to be missed.
What you can expect is tons of fun with over 100 midway rides, games, vendors, agricultural exhibits, draft horse show, livestock exhibits, motorcycle extreme show, comedy shows, and plenty of tasty food, snacks and beverages. Plan on spending the day and into the night because there's so much to see and do. You won't want to miss a minute.
Stop by Cracker Country and experience life the way it used to be back in the day before we had all the electronic gadgets and do-dads. For music enthusiasts, you'll be entertained with plenty of talented performers at the Country Gold Tour Concert on February 12 at noon and 4pm.
The Florida State Fair is easy to find with entrances off Highway 301 and Martin Luther King Boulevard and parking won't be an issue as there's plenty to go around.
Tickets for the state fair are on sale with prices at $9 for adults (12 and over) $5 for kids ages 6-11, $7 for seniors aged 55+ or save and purchase the All Day Armband for $25.
If you're coming in from out of town and need to make hotel reservations, there are several nearby including Fairfield Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, Mainstays Suites and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Click here for information about daily specials and promotions available throughout the event. No matter what brings you Tampa, this is one annual event that provides plenty of smiles and memories.