Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Florida State Fair starts next Thursday!

The theme for this year's Florida State Fair is "A Timeless Tradition" and the fair runs from February 5th through February 16th. This 111th Florida State Fair will have a new one-of-a-kind midway.  The fair will also have an expanded agricultural area with 6,000 animals and livestock. Live entertainment will include free concerts by :
  • The Charlie Daniels Band 
  • Lazy Bonez  
  • The Fifth Dimension  
  • Beatlemania Live
The fair will feature two new patriotic exhibits: 
  • "The Wall that Heals" - a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and traveling educational museum, will run from opening day, February 5 through February 9. 
  • The "9/11 Never Forget" Traveling Museum, honoring all those who sacrificed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This exhibit will run from Feb 10th -Feb 16th.
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, there are over lots of free things to do at the fair. The admission cost is lower for Seniors on "Senior Days" (see below).

Senior Days
February 9th-11th
55+ Gate Admission $9.00
Advance Tickets $7.00

You can get directions to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa here

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