Florida State Fair kicks off 12 days of fun at the fairgrounds
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida State Fair is officially here!
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to kick off the festivities Thursday morning.
The officials “flipped the switch,” illuminating the large ferris wheel and marking the beginning of the 12-day festival. Thursday is “Heroes Day,” which means law enforcement, military and first responders get free admission.
The fair offers dozens of entertainment options and live shows – everything from pig races, to concerts, to demolition derbies. As the first state fair of the year, attendees also get the chance to try new fair foods and rides before the rest of the state.
The fair runs from Feb. 9 to Feb. 20. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. from Monday to Thursday and at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays and weekends.
Visitors will not be allowed to enter after 9:00 p.m., which event organizers say is for safety purposes. There are also new rules for when children are allowed to enter the fair unaccompanied.
“Starting at 6:00 p.m., all 12 days of the fair, if you are 17 years or younger, you must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older to enter the fairgrounds,” said Cheryl Flood, Executive Director of the Florida State Fair.
One-day tickets for the fair start at $12 for adults and $6 for children, depending on which day of the week attendees choose to visit. You can find more information on armbands and fast passes on the Florida State Fair website here.
Edward MacMahon, defense lawyer for suspect Moussaoui after 9/11, dies at 62
Keith Reid, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ lyricist, dies at 76
Rejection of Black educator angers some Mississippi senators
Community holds memorial for missing Largo attorney Steven Cozzi
Court Orders GitHub to Reveal Who Leaked Twitter’s Source Code
Remittances’ Shift To Digital: Driving Change In An Industry Split Between Yesterday And Tomorrow
Mediterranean Tofu Scramble Recipe | SELF
Used Car Prices Down 8.7 Percent From Last Year, According To Study
Volkswagen Assets Frozen In Russia Over Contract Dispute
Chopped Greek Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese Recipe
Michelle Pfeiffer Hated Her Catwoman Suit in ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Never Wanted to See It Again’
Boston man, daughters charged with allegedly attacking security guard at movie theater
‘Seeking Brother Husband’ Star Kim Says She’s Not a Fan of the Show’s Name
How healthy is your county compared to the rest of Massachusetts?
The US Is Sending Money to Countries Devastated by Cyberattacks
Travel14 hours ago
BA ADDS A TOUCH OF SPARKLE TO ITS CLUB WORLD CABIN WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW ENGLISH WINES
Finance14 hours ago
Ethereum Core Developers Announce Date for Long-Awaited Shapella Upgrade – Here’s What You Need to Know
Sport14 hours ago
Florida Atlantic’s Dusty May recalls thinking he ‘just committed career suicide’ taking head coaching job
News14 hours ago
The Chemical Menace Inside Glaciers and Icebergs
Tech13 hours ago
With Amazon Alexa’s future in peril, Fire TVs offer a glimmer of hope
Tech14 hours ago
How a Senator’s Misguided Tweet Can Help Us Understand AI
Travel15 hours ago
Frontier Canada Releases 2023 Guide To The Great White North
Lifestyle14 hours ago
Rihanna Shares Glimpse at Her Delicious Pregnancy Cravings