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Florida State Fair Tickets On Sale

By January 14, 2010

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Florida State Fair Midway RideAdvance tickets are on sale at all Sweetbay Supermarkets in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto and Highlands Counties for the Florida State Fair. The fair will be held in Tampa, February 4-15, 2010. I'm going... are you?

It pays to purchase tickets in advance — you save as much as 33%! Advance tickets are also available at the Fairgrounds Box Office (use Orient Road entrance) or online at www.floridastatefair.net. Advance tickets are available online through January 25 and through February 3 at Sweetbay Supermarkets and the Fairgrounds Box Office.

Photo of Florida State Fair Midway © Dawn Henthorn

February 3, 2009 at 2:51 pm
(1) tasha says:

Why do you tell us where to buy the tickets but you do not tell us how much they cost? Dont you think people want to know how much they cost? makes sence dosent it?

February 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm
(2) helga says:

Calm down bitch, go to the website

February 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm
(3) patty says:

why does she have to be a bitch i can’t find the cost of the tickets either

February 4, 2009 at 12:50 pm
(4) Christy says:

B***H wow shows your education level….

February 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm
(5) doris says:

went to sweetbay and the tickets were 8.00 for adult and i thought they were to be 6.00 for seniors for the 12 thru 14 so i did not get the tickets

February 5, 2009 at 11:52 am
(6) FlaKid says:

Last year the ride tickets costed $20.00 per sheet. The better and bigger rides 6 tickets with the average being 5 tickets per ride. Children rides average 3 tickets. I do believe that the cost per sheet gone up $2.00
In either case plan to spend some money….

February 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm
(7) Jason says:

Jesus People calm down!!! Here is the info..
Purchase Florida State Fair
discounted gate admission tickets at any of these
Sweetbay locations from January 2 February 4.
Adult tickets $8 (ages 13 and up) ∙ Youth tickets $4 (ages 612)
(Regular price: Adult $10, Youth $5)
County Store # Address City Phone

February 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm
(8) michele says:

The state fair website is not working on my pc. I cannot find a schedule of events anywhere. Does anyone know if there is a Shriner’s Day this year, or at least a schedule of events other than at the state fair website? Thank you!

February 6, 2009 at 10:23 pm
(9) Kellie says:

You know it is a shame when people can not even post comments with out being complete morons!!! Talk about education level??

February 7, 2009 at 9:09 am
(10) Laquesha says:

Don’t makes mes go ghettos on y’all!

February 7, 2009 at 9:17 am
(11) Uninspired says:

Gee, sounds like I might get to spend my day at the fair with my neighbors from the trailer park!!

February 7, 2009 at 10:50 am
(12) terrell says:

And you can use your welfare check to buy the deep fried watermelon…

February 7, 2009 at 11:33 am
(13) tony says:

what a bunch of imbecils, fyi its sense not sence!! retards

February 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm
(14) cowgirljunkie says:

don’t be shocked, when you get there – armbands are $30 this year – the recession has hit everyone

February 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm
(15) bonqueequee says:



February 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm
(16) tranquil says:

ok look if all you people just slowed down a bit, you’d come to realize that it take an extreamly long time for the http://www.floridastatefair.com website to load and it looks like its not working at first but it does trust me! Just be patient.

February 11, 2009 at 7:54 am
(17) Sallie says:

The website is under going maintenance at this time..

February 11, 2009 at 10:36 am
(18) dett da dee says:


There is no proper list on the site..


February 12, 2009 at 8:40 pm
(19) Chelsea Greco says:

how much are the wrist bands?

February 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm
(20) chris says:

If you read comment #14 above, she said the wrist bands ARE $30 each. Plus it’s $10 for adults and $5 for kids under age 11 at the gate to enter. if you want to know what’s going on the fair this year then go to this website: http://gothere.com/Florida/Tampa/Fairgrounds/Florida_State_Fair/florida_state_fair_tampa.htm

February 14, 2009 at 10:13 am
(21) ROB says:

You guys are so silly, but seems like alot of money for a family of 5. may be better off going to disney, but then I dont get to see the mullets.

February 15, 2009 at 9:44 am
(22) pasco guy says:

We went to the fair yesterday,Had a good time there was mostly walkers (no one spending money) yes there are people spending but I thought $7.00 for a sandwich was a bit high we paid the $7.00 just the same.The cost to ride the rides was 5 coupons which equates to a dollar a coupon,we spent it as well the events areas were great we thought especially the schools around the state events hall.lots of very talented young adults,and children. go if you can and support your economy!!

February 3, 2010 at 10:42 am
(23) tony says:

Helga, You are the bitch. I m hope I do not meet you at the fair . Impossible attitude.

February 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm
(24) robin says:

the links to the state fair are NOT working. There is a broken link that the webmaster needs to fix. It’s been down all day and not sure for how many days… Can’t even pull up a cache page from Google….

February 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm
(25) ladysail says:

Pascoguy, how could you have gone to the fair(yesterday from the date of your post would have been the 2nd of February)when it only opened today?

February 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm
(26) ladysail says:

Okay, now I see. Most of these posts were from LAST YEAR!

February 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm
(27) Catherine says:

Does anyone know what time the wristbands start today. I was able to see the website a couple of days ago, but I don’t remember the hours for today…

February 4, 2010 at 12:42 pm
(28) jeanne says:

i went to sweetbay to purchase tickets, they said they went off sale yesterday. got in my car and heard the commercial on the radio saying while supplies last , and nothing about a cut off date

February 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm
(29) savannah says:

how much are the wrist bands to get on the rides?

February 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm
(30) common sense says:

ADVANCE tickets were on sale. This means before the fair opened today.

February 5, 2010 at 11:38 am
(31) Mary says:

Florida State Fair online ticket web link not working….

February 5, 2010 at 11:45 am
(32) Mary says:

Tampa – Tuesday and Wednesday are the last days discounted admission tickets can be purchased to the Florida State Fair opening in Tampa on Thursday, February 4. The tickets can be purchased at participating Sweetbay Supermarkets. The prices are $8 for ages 12 and older and $4 for ages 6-11.

Other discounted offers and days:

Opening Day: February 4 – $20 armband after 3pm savings of $10

Student Days: February 5 & 15 $6 admission for ages 12-12th grade & $5 for ages 6-11

Pepsi Armbands $30 on Feb 5, 7 ,12, 14, 15

Free admission for everyone February 11 after 4pm

Senior days February 9-11 $6 admission for ages 55 and older

Still searching for online ticket store :p

February 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm
(33) Dena says:
February 8, 2010 at 9:27 am
(34) fred says:

If u r going to be a b…. then at least be an educated one!

January 26, 2011 at 5:01 pm
(35) Dana says:

The best kept secret at the State Fair is in the Agricultural Exhibit building. You can get a good sandwich, baked potato, drink, strawberry shortcake, etc. all for about a $1 each item. That is the place to stop if you want to feed a family! Forget the midway booths… way too expensive! I go to the Fair every year and only spend about $20-$25, including adult admission.

February 10, 2011 at 12:06 pm
(36) Tiffany says:

REALLY??? How old are you guys…this is to help each other out not blog battery..

February 11, 2011 at 10:49 am
(37) BrendaL says:

Thanks to Dana, the only helpful info I have found on this old article while searching for info on the discounted tickets sold by Sweetbay. Now I see I missed the chance to buy advance tickets and will have to pay $48.00 for the 4 of us just to get in the gate, then another $40.00 (each ride costs 5-6 tickets @ $1.00 a ticket) for the 2 kids to go on 3 or 4 rides, and I’m sure another $40.00 to get 4 sandwiches and drinks. Honestly I don’t know how people can afford it, it’s ridiculous!!

February 11, 2011 at 10:55 am
(38) goflorida says:

Sorry that you missed purchasing advanced tickets. Usually they go on sale in early January, so next year inquire earlier. And, by the way, this old “article” is last year’s “blog” — check the date. Simply click the link to the updated article for current information. ~Dawn

February 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm
(39) Anonymous says:

Dnt know bout going to the state fair sounds a little too expensive probably jus hit the strawberry festival later this month!……………………..

October 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm
(40) SteveW says:

Judging by some of these comments of attendee’s it sounds more like a trailer trash convention than a state fair…disgraceful!

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