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On Friday, the Good Morning Tampa Bay team focused on the Florida State Fair.
The 2021 Florida State Fair begins soon and in addition to the classics, the fair has a new line-up of treats you can try.
This year marks the 117th anniversary of the Florida State Fair and there are many differences.
“Safety is still a priority. We are still in a pandemic and we certainly want folks to keep safety as a top priority,” said Cheryl Flood, Executive Director.
Face masks are required, hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are throughout the fairgrounds, and physical distancing is encouraged.
“The Florida State Fair is truly a community event that our guests look forward to each and every year,” said Cheryl Flood, Executive Director of the Florida State Fair. “Like other fairs and venues across the country that have safely reopened, we are utilizing best practices and safety guidelines that have proven to be successful. With a solid safety plan in place, we remain confident in providing a safe family entertainment experience.”
The Florida Department of Transportation is looking to increase safety along U.S. 301 near the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Construction has started on this project that is changing, relocating or closing down medians on U.S. 301 between Falkenburg Road and Sligh Avenue in Hillsborough County.