Fossil Fest 2013 hits the Florida State Fairground

TAMPA, Fla. - Saber cat, sloth, and shark fossils! You don't have to go somewhere exotic to find exotic fossils, many of them are in our own backyard. The president of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club, Mike Searle, stopped in at our set and showed off some amazing Florida finds.

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Fossils like these along with gems, artifacts, minerals and shells will be on display at Fossil Fest 2013 going on at the Florida State Fairgrounds this weekend. There will also be kids games and a fossil mine, along with workshops on how to find fossils here in the Tampa Bay area and how to take care of them.

Fossil Fest runs this weekend, March 23-24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $6 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.

Fossil Fest is put on by the Tampa Bay Fossil Club. For more information and to see the gallery of photos from previous Fossil Fest events, head over to You can also click the link to find out more information on Fossil Fest.