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The Florida State Fair returns with Huge Midway, Live Entertainment, Crazy Fair Food and much more!

The Florida State Fair returns this month featuring free entertainment, agriculture exhibits, competitive exhibits, historical village, crafts, food, and one of the largest midways in the United States!


The Florida State Fair

The 2024 Florida State Fair returns from February 8 through 19, and boasts the largest Midway in the USA, together with a robust agricultural program, live entertainment, a circus, interactive animal exhibits and so much more!


The annual event will see hundreds of thousands of visitors make the journey to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the 2024 Florida State Fair, an event with something for all ages.


This year, visitors can expect new events and attractions including a silent disco, fireworks on select nights, and an exclusive performance by Tigirlily Gold. Plus, returning favorites including the livestock barns, racing pigs and the time-honored Chowdown Championships, a competitive eating series return for 2024.


The Florida State Fair Midway

ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT AT THE FLORIDA STATE FAIR

Non stop entertainment, all included with admission!


This year's entertainment includes:


ALMOST THERE

February 8-13, 2024

Four passionate individuals coming together from different journeys and influences to form one of Florida's most versatile cover bands.


AMERICAN JONES

February 8-13, 2024

The Frontmen of the group; The Jones Brothers, have toured all over the World, performing for world-renowned prestigious events.


AQUA ROCK BY BELLO NOCK

February 8-19, 2024

Dive into the ultimate fusion of rock 'n' roll and water choreography in this thrilling Water Show.


CELTIC CONUNDRUM

February 8-13, 2024

Celtic Conundrum are known for creating new traditional music, twists on covers along with exceptional harmonies, and heart stopping vocals!


CIRCUS HOLLYWOOD

February 8-19, 2024

The Hollywood Circus tent is 150 by 150 feet, holding 1,200 people in the center of the fair’s property. The circus has seven revolving acts with camels, horses, dogs, clowns, daredevils, magicians and trapeze artists.


COSMIC RIOT

February 8-19, 2024

Cosmic Riot is an Acrobatic Dance duo. With high energy choreography and lots of personality. From start to finish the energy never stops. Our purpose is to create good vibes and positive energy!


COMMUNITY STAGE

A curated line-up of Tampa Bay's best performers showcasing their skills for fairgoers. Home of the Chowdown Championships: Superdog Corndog Eating Championship and The Peachey's Donut Eating Championship.


CYCLE CIRCUS LIVE

February 8-19, 2024

The largest FMX freestyle entertainment show of its kind in the world today by combining the top action sports athletes in the world and the theatrics of cycle circus this is not your average FMX freestyle show.


DENNIS LEE BAND FEATURING STEPHANIE ANN

February 8-19, 2024

It's Dennis Lee's 44th year, bringing smiles and down home music to the Florida State Fair. This year he's featuring Stephanie Ann on her amazing Strad-a-Fiddle. Always three gallons of crazy in a two gallon bucket!


DRAFT HORSE PULL

February 14, 2024

Watch as these majestic animals compete by pulling a weighted sled for distance in this time-honored competition.


EMMET STEVENS JR.

February 14-19, 2024

The rising star of Nashville's vibrant music scene, captivates audiences with his soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting.


FOAM ZONE

February 8-19, 2024

Dive into a world of whimsy and laughter at the Fair's Foam Zone, where frothy fun takes center stage! This crazy attraction invites fairgoers of all ages to immerse themselves in a sea of playful foam.


GOIN' COASTAL

February 14-19, 2024

Goin' Coastal is a dynamic musical ensemble known for their energetic performances of the best classic hits and favorites.


HOLLYWOOD RACING PIGS

February 8-19, 2024

This three-part event consists of an obstacle course and two races, including the "World's Fastest Potbelly Race!"


KIDS CELEBRATION GAME SHOW

February 8-19, 2024

This is a Family Game Show that will reach all ages through group interaction, music and awesome games.


LOG RUN COMPETITION

February 8-19, 2024

Thrills, spills, and chills. Two Men battle it out, by running on top of a log in the water. With a 2 out of 3 fall match, each competitor uses different tactics to put the other in.


MARIACHI LOS VIAJEROS

February 8-19, 2024

Roaming the event with the pulse of Mexico coursing through their veins, this mariachi band ignites the atmosphere with raw, authentic rhythms. Dressed in the bold colors of tradition, they bring the lively spirit of Mexican culture to any setting.


NIGHTBREAKERS

February 14-19, 2024

NIGHTBREAKERS are five sad boys from the Sunshine State who came together in 2019 to launch a new pop-rock project.


ONE MAN BAND

February 8-19, 2024

Come see Marc Dobson preform 9.1 instruments all by himself while strolling across the fairgrounds!


PAUL BUNYAN LUMBERJACK SHOW

February 8-19, 2024

if you want great old- fashioned fun and family entertainment, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is where you want to be! The show is filled with action packed competition, and plenty of laughter.


RAINFOREST EXPERIENCE

February 8-19, 2024

Engaging, educational experience offers real encounters with some very unique animals.


RENEGADE

February 8-13, 2024 Renegade is a classic rock tribute band that takes you back to the best of Classic Rock. This rockin’ six piece band covers the greatest artists from the greatest era of rock and roll!


ROCKLAND ROAD

February 14-19, 2024

A vocal-driven, melodic band with a signature sound as rich and authentic as its namesake. Every show will take a new audience on a musical experience they won’t soon forget.


SECRET WALLS

February 8-10, 202

Secret Walls Live Paint Battle : Watch teams of up to 6 artists create a mural in 90 minutes, using only black paint. The winning team is chosen by the crowd and a decimal meter.


SWIPE RIGHT

February 8-13, 2024

Formed in 2017, Swipe Right is a rising force in the Tampa Bay Area music scene. The band’s upbeat, high-energy renditions of all the hits from the 70s to today will keep the dance floor packed from the first note ‘til the last.


SEA LION SPLASH

February 8-19, 2024

Amaze the crowd as they balance balls, shoot hoops, dance, perform handstands and show their pretty smiles.


TEXAS TRICK RIDERS

February 8-19, 2024

How the west was fun! One of the most popular horse attractions in the World featuring Roman riders and trick riders. A one of a kind equine experience. A wild west show with a modern twist.


TWINKLE AND ROCKSOUL RADIO

February 14-19, 2024

Warner Bros & EMI Recording Artist Twinkle has performed all over the world. She has songs in three major motion pictures including Bending All The Rules starring Bradley Cooper.


WALL OF DEATH

February 8-19, 2024

The Wall of Death is a vintage live action thrill show featuring a silo-shaped wooden cylinder 30 feet in diameter. Inside the drome, motorcycle daredevils travel along the vertical wall performing tricks, fancy, and acrobatic riding.


The Florida State Fair

EXHIBITS AT THIS YEARS FLORIDA STATE FAIR


Exhibits at this years show include:


OPENING WEEKEND CHALK DEMONSTRATIONS

Immerse yourself into the enchanting world of chalk art as the skilled hands of 5 artists bring the pavement to life in a mesmerizing demonstration. The artists, armed with vibrant hues of chalk, transform the dull asphalt canvas into breathtaking masterpieces that captivate onlookers.


YOU ARE HERE: AN EXHIBITION OF THE FLORIDA WILDLIFE CORRIDOR

"You Are Here" showcases iconic landscapes of the Corridor, from the Everglades up through working lands, wildlife underpasses, and into Florida’s gorgeous springs and forests. Visitors will experience stunning landscape and wildlife photography under the categories: wetlands, working lands, wildlife crossings, and waterways. The exhibit features photography from the renowned Carlton Ward Jr., as well as seven other Florida conservation photographers.


AG-VENTURE

Ag-Venture is a hands-on learning experience designed to teach about the importance of where their food comes from. Learn just how large of an impact agriculture has in our everyday lives!


AGRICULTURE HALL OF FAME

The Florida Ag Hall of Fame is a hands-on showcase of Florida’s wide variety of agricultural products. Learn about Florida’s citrus, bees, poultry, insects and more.


CATTLE RANCHING MUSEUM

Experience 500 years of unique ranching traditions through personal stories, photographs, art and authentic artifacts in this exhibit presented by the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation.


CRACKER COUNTRY

Immerse yourself in the life of a 19th century Florida pioneer. Visit authentic buildings and learn about home life, trade, commerce and transportation as it was in rural Florida.


CREATIVE LIVING COMPETITIONS

Stroll through Florida Center to view works of art created and submitted to the Creative Living Competitions by talented individuals from all across the state of Florida!


FISH & WILDLIFE EXHIBIT

Discover some of the many ways to enjoy Florida's natural environment, such as hiking, fishing, boating, hunting and photography.


FORREST DISCOVERY CENTER

This exhibit features displays that highlight the ecological and economic value of Florida’s forests.


LEARNING GARDEN

This year-round garden is maintained in partnership with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and local businesses to offer a working garden that educates the community on sustainable practices.


LITTLE FARM HANDS

Little Farm Hands is a hands-on agricultural education exhibit for kids aged 2-7. Children can experience the agricultural process, beginning at the farm and ending at the market.


LIVESTOCK BARNS


MILKING PARLOR

Ever wonder where your glass of milk came from? See a modern milking parlor in operation


POWER OF STEAM

Visit one of the largest collections of 19th and 20th-century working engines and learn how steam-powered Florida through the Industrial Revolution and beyond!


Florida State Fair

In addition to all the fun things to do, the Florida State Fair is known for debuting an array of new, unique, and some might say bizarre food offerings, and this year's fair is no exception, The 2024 Florida State Fair is dropping some serious foodie bombs!


This year’s food lineup includes pop rock pickles, fried spam grilled cheese, bang bang tacos, Oreo cinnamon buns, bacon waffle cheeseburgers, BBQ fried burritos, spicy Korean corn dogs, and lemonade funnel cake, and more, so leave your diet at home and get ready to eat your way through the 2024 Florida State Fair.


All The New Food Of The Florida State Fair For 2024


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair
TEMPERAMENTAL HOG FUNNEL CAKE

Funnel cake mix combined with cornmeal and BBQ seasoning rub to create a crunchy delicious funnel cake that is topped with pulled pork. YOU pick which temperament you want on your cake. Happy - sweet Angry - hot Furious - super hot Then we smooth it down with cream cheese.


LOCATION: The Best Around


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

BANG BANG TACOS

Fried Cauliflower, Oyster Mushroom or Vegan Shrimp tossed with Bang Bang sauce on Flour or Corn Tortilla filled with Asian slaw Topped with Vegan creama, Cilantro, Green Onion and Chili pepper.


LOCATION: Seasoned Green


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

OREO COOKIE CINNAMON BUN

A unique combination that melds the flavors of a classic Oreo cookie with the delightful taste of a cinnamon bun.


LOCATION: Cinnamon Saloon


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

BACON WAFFLE CHEESEBURGER

100% All beef patty’s topped with cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon in between two Belgian waffles with pearl sugar baked into the waffle.


LOCATION: Macken’s Sliders


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRY ICED TEA

Freshly brewed iced tea, flavored with two delightful tastes, strawberry & chocolate. Topped with 3 chocolate dipped strawberries.


LOCATION: Tiki Tea


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

POP ROCK PICKLE

Kosher pickle wrapped in a Fruit Roll-up dipped in chocolate rolled in your choice of Pop Rocks, Fruity Pebbles, or Flaming Hot Cheetos.


LOCATION: Shockley's Food Service


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

BBQ FRIED BURRITO

BBQ Pulled Pork and Mac N Cheese Stuffed Burrito then Fried to Perfection!


LOCATION: Low N Slow Catering


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

BANANA CREAM PIE FUNNEL CAKE

Fresh hot funnel cake topped with banana pudding, whipped cream and graham cracker crust.


LOCATION: Ryals Concessions Sweet Shop


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

CAMPFIRE DOG

An all beef hotdog topped with baked beans and Applewood bacon.


LOCATION: DeAnna's Donut Burger


State Fair Food coming to the 2024 Florida State Fair

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE KEBAB

Mini Donuts & Fresh Strawberry kebabs topped with icing, fresh lemon zest, whip cream, & Lemon infused Honey. Feeling adventuresome!? Dip it in chocolate!!


LOCATION: DeAnna's Fried Banana Pudding



HONEY BUNNY CURD BURGER

A flame-grilled fresh ground burger covered with a melted blanket of ooey-gooey cheese curds nestled between two Honey Buns.


LOCATION: Shockley's Food Service



SPICY KOREAN CORNDOG

Hot dog, dipped in buttermilk batter, layered with cheese, and rolled in crushed spicy hot Cheetos.


LOCATION: Seivers Smokehouse Grill



PICKLE RANCH LOADED FRENCH FRIES

Cheddar, Bacon, PICKLE Ranch Loaded French Fries!


LOCATION: Chester's Gators & Taters



WAFFLE CHICKEN SANDWICH

Two waffles - pepperjack cheese for that spicy kick, chicken tenders and two eggs! It’s the best brunch around town! Pair this with a Cuban coffee and you’re set!


LOCATION: The Bean Bar Co



LEMONADE FUNNEL CAKE

Your FAIR FAVORITE with a new twist. Classic funnel cake with a sweet lemon flavored topping.


LOCATION: Topscan Funnel Cakes



BACON, CARAMEL, PEANUT BUTTER APPLE FRIES

Apple fries topped with crispy bacon, Ghirardelli caramel and peanut butter powder. Fair goers have the option of adding ice cream.


LOCATION: Apple Fries



POUTINE BURGER

A flame grilled burger with fresh cut fries, warm cheese curds and topped with gravy served on a homemade bun.


LOCATION: DeAnna's Donut Burger



JALAPEÑO LEMONADE

Famous fresh squeezed lemonade made the right way with a surprise hint of jalapeño to give it a pleasant compliment and touch of zest. Sweet and slightly spicy.


LOCATION: Coastal Concessions



BARBIE FUNNEL CAKE

Funnel Cake with Powdered Sugar, Barbie Pink Icing and 2 kinds of Sprinkles.


LOCATION: Paulette's Food Service



FRIED SPAM GRILLED CHEESE

A delicious twist on the classic, featuring crispy pan-fried spam layered with gooey melted cheese between toasted bread. The result is a delightful blend of savory and cheesy goodness.


LOCATION: Showstopper Concessions



Whether you’re looking for adrenaline-charged thrill, a kid-friendly twirl, or a romantic rendezvous, the Florida State Fair’s ride midway, the largest in the U.S.A, is sure to please.


If inside-out, upside down foolishness is your cup of crazy, The Street Fighter 360, which is stomach- churning just to look at, will do the trick with its gravity-defying adventure ride; as will the Super Cyclone Coaster and Air Raid.


Kids will be smiling with a trip on the colorful Groovy Bus, gentle Happy Swing, tyke-size Monster Trucks or the temperate Dragon Fly Coaster.


Make sure to go for a spin on the glorious Midway Sky Eye, North America's tallest traveling Ferris wheel; take a spooky journey into the dark in the Haunted Mansion, and climb aboard the Sky Ride, which provides a dreamy chairlift style tour above the glittering lights and action of the fair.


General admission and ride bands are available in advance for a discounted rate online.


The advance cost for an admissions ticket is $7 for children, $9 for seniors and $11 for adults. Plus, as always parking is free!


Check out the fair’s Discount Days page for more information about discounted admissions and ride bands on certain fair days.


Tickets are available now, so skip the wait at the gate and have fun at the fair!


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