Thursday, February 7, 2013

Florida State Fair 2013

The theme for this year's Florida State Fair is "Discover the Fun" and the fair runs from February 7th through February 18th. This fair celebrates the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Juan Ponce De León in Florida. The State Fair’s “COWquistador” logo is a tribute to the European’s influence in the Sunshine State, and is a symbol of the state’s rich agricultural heritage.  The old favorites are back - learn about Florida history in "Cracker Country", watch the livestock shows and horse shows, and get new craft ideas at the Arts and Crafts Showcase. In addition, there are many free special attractions and daily shows, including:
  • new Florida Cattlemen’s Ranching Museum
  • Discover Florida” - a Broadway-style musical performance
  • Discovery Center by the Tampa History Center
  • Sandtastic Sand Sculpture
  • Mounted Police Training and Exhibit
  • lawnmower races
By clicking on a particular day in the events calendar, you can see a list of fair events for that day.  Although some concert events require an additional charge for tickets, you can click here for over 100 free things to do at the fair. The gates open at 10 am. The admission cost is lower for Seniors on "Senior Days" (see below).

Senior Days
February 11th-14th
55+ Gate Admission $8.00
Advance Tickets $6.00

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