Florida State Fair

No Floridian’s bucket list would be complete without adding a trip to the Florida State Fair! With events happening over 355 acres of fairgrounds over 12 days in Tampa, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Florida State Fair
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Start with a trip to Cracker Country which preserves Florida’s rural heritage. Learn about past Florida lifestyles as you walk through historically furnished buildings in a living history museum! Actors in character will make you grateful for modern technology.

The fair also has many barns that showcase agriculture like livestock, rabbits, and poultry. Children will love the Little Farm Hands barn which functions as a large petting zoo. Animal shows include equestrian events, extreme dog tricks and agility, and the Hollywood Pig Race!

However, no trip to fairs in Florida would be complete without tasting the food! With the new Fair Foodie Crawl, you can! Try samples from a pre-paid menu of vendors with options like a cheese-filled corn dog, cheesy sriracha funnel cake bites, and strawberry lemonade shortcake.

If you don’t want to feel too bad about gorging on fair food, you can participate in the Deep Fried Dash! Choose between the 5K or the shorter Fun Run. Upon completion, you will receive a medal and your admission to the fair is waived!

To cool down at the end of the day, relax with a concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater. Acts have included Southbound 75 and the Dennis Lee Band. If you get so inspired, take a ukulele workshop with a master at Uka-palooza!