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2022 Florida State Fair: Everything you need to know

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Feb 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 07:09:16-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The 2022 Florida State Fair has finally arrived! Taking place from February 10-21 there will be plenty of fun for people of all ages to do.

2022 Florida State Fair | Taste and See Tampa Bay

Here's everything you need to know before heading to the Fairgrounds:


  • Monday – Thursday
    • Gates open: 11:00 a.m.
    • Midway opens: 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday and President’s Day
    • Gates open: 10:00 a.m.
    • Midway opens: 10:30 a.m.
  • Please Note:
    • Entry into the Fairgrounds will not be permitted after 9:00 p.m.
    • Fair Buildings will close at 9:00 p.m.
    • Outdoor Concessions and the Midway will remain open after 9:00 p.m.
    • Closing times will vary based on attendance and weather conditions.


Parking at the Fairgrounds, located at 301 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida, is free.

There are 3 entrances into the Fairgrounds parking facilities: Orient Road, Martin Luther King and US 301.

"It is absolutely critical for guests to remember which road/highway you used to enter the parking facilities and which gate (1, 2, 3 or 4) you used to walk into the interior grounds," according to the Florida State Fair's website.


  • Friday – Sunday and President’s Day:
    • Adult: $15.00
    • Child (6-11): $9.00
  • Monday – Thursday:
    • Adult: $11.00
    • Child (6-11): $6.00

Purchase your tickets online, by visiting


  • Any Day Ride Armband: $38.00
  • Weekday Ride Armband: $25.00


This year's fair has many new foods you probably never thought you'd try, including:

  • Funnel Cake Tacos
  • Deep Fried Banana Pudding
  • Loaded Fried Pickle Nachos
  • Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll

For a full list of the new fair foods and where they'll be located on the Fairgrounds, click here.


To learn more about the 2022 Florida State Fair, or view the complete schedule of fair events, visit