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Florida State Fair postponed until April 2021 due to COVID-19

Posted at 9:54 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 10:01:41-05

The Florida State Fair has been postponed until April 2021 due to impacts of COVID-19.

Originally scheduled for February 11-22, 2021, the Florida State Fair competitions, entertainment, carnival and other attractions and activities will now be rescheduled for some time in April, pending COVID-19 health status, the fair says.

The Market Steer and Swine show competitions will still be held in February, as previously announced.

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“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. “With the evolving health situation and risks associated with mass gatherings of people, our Board of Directors made the decision to move the 2021 Fair from February to April, with the exception of our Market Steer and Swine shows. We remain dedicated to fulfilling our mission to support Florida youth and hosting a long-time Tampa tradition.”

The Florida State Fairgrounds says they will continue to enhance their health and safety measures by staying in regular contact with authorities and responding to any recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Guests who pre-purchased fair tickets on the Florida State Fair’s website will be given the option to transfer tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund. For a detailed schedule of upcoming events, please click here.