Florida State Fair 2017 Tampa FL

Florida State Fair 2017 Tampa FL starts today (Feb. 9) at 4800 US Hwy 301, Tampa, FL. 33610. The State Fair has been a wonderful tradition in our area since 1904. It runs through Feb. 20, 2017.

The Florida State Fair Authority designated the Tampa location as the official Florida State Fair. That, of course, was at the “Big Sombrero” aka Tampa Stadium-The first home of the Bucs. The Fair moved to it’s present location in 1977. 

Florida State Fair 2017 Tampa FL

Advanced Adult Admission Age 12 and over is $9.00.
Advanced Senior Admis-sion (good only on 2/13-2/17) is $7.00. Advanced Child Admission Age 6-11 is $5.00. There are no refunds, exchanges, or rain checks. (Photo courtesy of the Florida State Fair.

Lots of Country Gold Entertainment is planned and you can see show times and prices here. Rock Band Mighty Mongo from St. Pete will perform Feb. 11 at 7 pm on Sleep Number Stage. Christian Rock Band Building 429  will perform Feb. 19 at 6pm in the Entertainment Hall, Coca-Cola Stage. 

Florida State Fair 2017 Tampa FL

  • For your information: Hours are Monday through Thursday, gates open at 10 am. and close between 9 and 9:30 pm.  
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and President’s Day the gates open at 9 am. Admission gates close between 9:30 and 10 pm.
  • The midway closes approximately 1 1/2 hours after the admission gates close.
  • You can check all this out plus get directions here.

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be there Feb. 9,10,11. (picture above). Weld’s Big Bear Show, Butterfly and Insect Encounters, Giraffic Exotic Menagerie, Sea Lion Splash, Florida Learning Garden and much more will be there for you.  Click here to view.  The Equestrian Show Schedule is here. 

In general, except for the  Country Gold Concerts, all other shows and entertainment are free and parking is free too.

All about Shopkins from The Florida State Fair folks; To explain, Shopkins are tiny, collectible plastic figurines modeled after items found in a grocery store. Manufactured by Moose Toys. Each Shopkin has a unique name and personality. Two of the beloved and ultra rare characters (Kooky Cookie and Apple Blossom) will come to life at the Florida State Fair for a rare meet and greet with their adoring young fans.

Finally, be sure to use sunblock, wear a hat, and drink lots of water. And, have a wonderful time at one of Florida’s oldest traditions.

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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.