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Discover the Fun at Florida State Fair

By February 5, 2013

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Florida State Fair Midway

It's time for the fair! The Florida State Fair opens its gates this Thursday, February 7, in Tampa.

It's the best time of the year to "Discover the Fun" at the Florida State Fair! The fair does have it going on... whether it's pig races, Elvis impersonators, cloggers or concerts. Of course, let's not forget the gut-wrenching rides, corn dogs, cotton candy and things fried that you never thought could be fried, and you've got a great day of fun. The fair runs through Monday, February 18, 2013.

Free and discounted admission is offered on the following days:

  • Thursday, February 7 - Opening day is "Hero's Day," with all active, reserve and retired military veterans, law enforcement, firemen and first responders admitted FREE with valid identification.
  • Friday, February 8 - "Student Day" is where all Hillsborough County students receive a free ticket for admission. Also, bring an empty Diet Mountain Dew can and save $5 off the regular price of a Midway ride armband.
  • Saturday, February 9 & 16 - All 4-H and FFA members admitted free!
  • Monday thru Thursday, February 11-14 - Senior Days admit seniors ages 55+ for $8 at the gate or $6 in advance online or at the Fairgrounds Box Office.
  • Monday, February 18 - "Student Day" for students in counties surrounding Hillsborough County to receive free admission. Also, bring an empty Diet Mountain Dew can and save $5 off the regular price of a Midway ride armband.

Concert lineup:

  • Monday, Feburary 11 - Starship featuring Mickey Thomas Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Entertainment Hall. ($15 VIP seating, $10 reserved seating and limited FREE Mezzanine level bleacher seating.)
  • Tuesday, February 12 - Bellamy Brothers Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Entertainment Hall. ($15 VIP seating, $10 reserved seating and limited FREE Mezzanine level bleacher seating.)
  • Wednesday, February 13 - Country Gold Tour at Noon and 4:00 p.m. in the Entertainment Hall. ($15 VIP seating, $10 reserved seating.)
  • Thursday, February 14 - Less Than Jake at 7:30PM in the Entertainment Hall. ($15 VIP seating, $10 reserved seating and limited FREE Mezzanine level bleacher seating.)
  • Monday, February 18 - LeAnn Rimes Concert at 7:30PM in the Entertainment Hall. ($35 VIP seating, $30 premium reserved seating and $25 reserved seating.)

What: Florida State Fair
When: February 7-18, 2013
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa

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Photo Florida State Fair Midway © Dawn Henthorn

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