TAMPA - The Florida State Fair's theme this year is "Discover the Fun." Sean Daly took that to heart on ABC Action News this morning. He gave us a taste of the new fair food, hung out with a white alligator and took a ride on the bat copter.
Some highlight's from this year's Fair include:
- The celebration of the Fair's 500th anniversary of the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon in Florida. Visitors can take a self-guided adventure through the Florida State Fair to learn about Florida's rich agricultural heritage.
- The fair's agricultural exhibits showcase the finest produce, livestock and poultry from Florida. 4H and FFA members will show a variety of farm animals at this year's event, including steers, dairy cows, swine, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, llamas and dogs.
- The Fair has the largest independent midway in the country, with more than 100 rides for kids of all ages. New rides this year include: Skyflyer - the giant swing is back by popular demand. This newly-refurbished ride raises, rotates and swings you 12 feet off the ground. Air Race - a simulated airplane flight that takes you through highs and lows. Get set to buckle up and take off!
Of course it wouldn't be a Fair without some crazy new food items. You can try the new Pizza Cone, an ice-cream cone shaped pizza crust filled with stringy gooey mozzarella, marinara and pepperoni for meat lovers. Also new this year is the Burger with Red Neck Attitude - a fresh burger topped with cheese, bacon, fried bologna, baked beans and topped with potato sticks.
The Fair runs through Monday, February 18th.
Florida State Fairgrounds are located at 4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa 33610
Monday-Friday $10 adults or $5 ages 6-11
Sat-Sun $12 adults or $6 ages 6-11
Children under 5 are free.
Ride Armbands $30
Admission tickets are available at the Florida State Fairgrounds Box
Office. Concert tickets are available online at www.floridastatefair.com .
Parking is free