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2020 Florida State Fair runs through February 17 in Tampa

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 01:23:54-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The 2020 Florida State Fair runs through February 17 with plenty of new rides, exhibits and, of course, fair food!

The Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa will feature all the tasty fried food, over 100 midway rides and games, live entertainment, equestrian shows, animal displays, Premier Dueling Pianos, the Demolition Derby, Publix Junior Chef Showdown, Mooternity Ward and much more.

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Luke Langford Band, JunNk, Rob Hazen, SFO, Hannah Emerson, Josh Carroll and the Fresh Fix Band, Rob Hazen and others will headline the live music lineup.

Monday through Thursday the gates will open at 10:00 a.m. with the Midway opening at 1:00 p.m. Admission gates will close between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and President's Day the gates will open at 9:00 a.m. with the Midway opening at 10:00 a.m. Admission gates will close between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m.

Advanced ticket prices are $9 for adults, $5 for kids and $7 for seniors. Any Day Ride Armbands are an additional $30. Season passes are also available exclusively through Publix for $85 (includes 12 days of admission and ride armbands).

The Midway will close approximately 90 minutes after the admission gates close, weather permitting.

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Check out these discounted days at the fair:

  • $2 Tuesday Admission on Tuesday, February 11
  • College Night - Free Admission for college students on Thursday, February 13
  • $5 Fair Admission with two or more non-perishable food items on Monday, February 17

To purchase admission tickets and armbands, visit any Publix in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties.

You can also purchase tickets at the Fair box office, online at, or by calling (800) 345-3247.

For a complete schedule of fair events, visit


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