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R I A F E T A T S A D I FLOR V IS IT O R ’S G U ID E

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE TWELVE DAYS OF


WELCOME FROM

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THE COMMISSIONER

Welcome to the 116th Annual Florida State Fair! Each year, approximately 5 million people attend one of the numerous fairs around our state. As Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture, I am enthusiastic about the positive impact fairs and livestock shows have on the agricultural industry. Events like the Florida State Fair are an excellent platform for showcasing the finest “Fresh From Florida” products and services while viewing the industry’s latest technological advancements and innovations. As Florida’s agriculture industry looks toward the future, momentum and growth will depend on engaging the enthusiasm of our youth. Fairs and livestock shows are a great way to cultivate the next generation of industry leaders by providing opportunities to participate in and celebrate Florida’s rich agricultural heritage. While you are visiting the Florida State Fair, I hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding food, entertainment, contests and youth exhibits. Most importantly, I hope your day at the fair will allow you to experience Florida’s agricultural roots and its impact on our great state. Enjoy! Sincerely,

NICOLE “NIKKI” FRIED COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FLORIDA AGRICULTURE VISIT FDACS.gov


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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 5 6 9 10 12 14 15 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 22 23

Guest Information Spark a Tradition Things To Do at The Fair Promotional Days Ag at the Fair Map of the Fairgrounds The Midway Stage The Five Points Stage The Grove Stage The Florida Stage Craftsmen’s Marketplace Community Showcase Stage Cracker Country Exhibitions Creative Living Special Events Florida State Fair Sponsors

Need more information? Visit FloridaStateFair.com

Check Out The

FLORIDA STATE FAIR STORE!

LOCATED IN EXPO HALL Purchase your official 2020 Florida State Fair merchandise! Limited quantity available.


GUEST INFORMATION HAND WASHING LOST & FOUND

Please wash hands before leaving animal areas - especially before eating.

Visit any Info Booth on the grounds for help with lost items.

Visit any Info Booth on the grounds to register your child for the Safe Kids Program.

SAFE KIDS PLACE

Stations with cell phone chargers, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer are located throughout the Wade Shows Midway.

MOTHER’S NOOK

STEPP’S TOWING SERVICE

Presented by Florida Dept. of Health, Hillsborough. Private area reserved for nursing mothers and their children. See map for locations.

COURTESY STATIONS

Assistance with a lock-out, flat tire change or battery jump is complimentary on the fairgrounds. Contact a parking attendant for assistance.

All acts, concerts, scheduled times, exhibitors, prices and other advertised events are subject to change and/ or cancellation without notice. Admission is not included in the purchase of ride armbands or ride tickets.

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, EXCHANGES OR RAIN CHECKS. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO RE-ENTRY IS PERMITTED WITHOUT A NEW FAIR ADMISSION TICKET.

ADMISSION GATES Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM Friday-Sunday & Holidays 9:00 AM WADE SHOWS MIDWAY Monday - Thursday 1:00 PM Friday - Sunday 10:00 AM

EXPO HALL & CRAFTSMEN’S

*Midway closes approximately an hour and a half after the gates close.

The Best Around Concessions Let Our Family Feed Yours! Visit one of our many locations near the Giant Slide.

Show us this ad and get

$1 off a $10 purchase

Sunday-Thursday Open through 9:00 PM Friday-Saturday Open through 10:00 PM FLORIDA CENTER Monday-Sunday Open through 9:00 PM CRACKER COUNTRY Monday-Sunday Open through 6:00 PM


FLORIDA STATE FAIR

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SPARK A

AT THE FLORIDA STATE FAIR

It’s bigger than any of us.

Enter the gates of the Florida State Fair, and you’re entering more than just a fair. It’s young eyes opened wide with excitement after a first ferris wheel ride. It’s a year of tenacity and dedication of 4-H and FFA students culminating in the livestock arena. It’s generations of secret family recipes for blue-ribbon blueberry pie. It’s over a century of history of Florida’s finest in competition, education, agriculture and fun. It’s community. It’s togetherness. It’s family. It’s tradition. Whether it’s your first fair or your 50th, we want to welcome you to memories of a lifetime. Eat, explore, laugh, celebrate and spark a tradition for years to come.

SHARE THE

fun.

Post to social media and share the fair fun with the official hashtag #FLStateFair

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entertainment

FLORIDA STATE FAIR

WHAT TO DO AT THE FAIR

Explore over 70 shows each day at the Florida State Fair! Enjoy thrilling adventures, live music, animal encounters, action-packed sporting events and so much more! MONDAY - THURSDAY

WEEKDAY SHOW TIMES

FRIDAY - SUNDAY

WEEKEND SHOW TIMES

MAP LOCATED ON PAGES 11 & 12

LIVE SHOWS & ATTRACTIONS ANTWAN TOWNER

DAREDEVIL DAZE

Antwan Towner is one of the best magicians presenting magic, mind reading and more during shows.

This thrill-aminute show is a Bello and Annaliese Nock production. See aerial adrenaline, motorcycle madness, the whirling Wheel of Wonder and more!

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11:00 1:30 4:30 11:00 1:30 4:30 6:30

SOAR BY NATURAL ENCOUNTERS

XPOGO

Experience close encounters with birds demonstrating amazing species-appropriate behavior!

The best extreme pogo performance team in the world! See XPogo jump over 9 feet in the air on nextgeneration pogo sticks.

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12:00 2:30 6:30 12:00 2:30 4:00 6:30

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11:00 1:00 3:00 11:00 1:00 3:00 4:30 CAMEL RIDES Step into an exotic land on the back of a camel right here in Tampa! Take a ride on these majestic animals. *Additional Fee*

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DEMOLITION DERBY

OPEN DAILY

Looking for thrills at the Florida State Fair? Watch as cars crash and smash until there is only one left standing.

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12:00 4:00 8:00 12:00 4:00 8:00 SUNSHINE MONKEYSHINES Sunshine Monkeyshines will be roaming the grounds with a live monkey! Find them for a picture. *Additional Fee*

STREET ENTERTAINMENT

ROAMING DAILY TEAM BIG AIR Team Big Air presents an exciting, high energy, slam dunk performance along with other extreme stunts.

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FEB. 8 - 7:00

12:00 2:30 6:30

FEB. 9 - 2:00

12:00 2:30 4:00 6:30

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CIRCUS HOLLYWOOD

KIDS CAN COOK!

Circus Hollywood cherishes traditions of a classic circus while providing a new, modern twist sure to delight all ages!

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MONDAY - FRIDAY

12:15 2:30 5:30 SATURDAY - SUNDAY

12:15 2:30 5:30 7:30 RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! An interactive, one of a kind experience. With 100 years of history, artifacts, intellectual property and media, there is something for everyone.

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11:30 2:00 5:30 11:30 2:00 5:30

KACHUNGA’S ALBINO ALLIGATOR

One of the country’s rarest critters- view one of only 100 albino alligators in the U.S., up close and personal! *Additional Entry Charge*

FUNNY LITTLE PEOPLE

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As seen on America’s Got Talent! These funny characters put on a show for all ages to enjoy!

DAILY 10AM-9PM

STREET ENTERTAINMENT

ONE MAN BAND

ROAMING 11:30 2:00 4:00 6:00 COUNTRY GOLD Leroy Van Dyke, Linda Davis, The Malpasse Brothers and Steve and Rudy Gatlin featuring America’s golden age music.

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FEB 12 - 10:30 & 1:30

DAILY 9AM-9PM

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DAILY 9AM-9PM

Marc Dobson, a long time entertainer and musician, is a one-man show, performing with self-created instruments. His unique build allows him to play nine instruments at once! The music selection includes songs that every audience can recognize! Join Marc daily at noon by the Steam Engine exhibit for a Dance in the Street Parade.

STREET ENTERTAINMENT

ROAMING DAILY

RANCH RODEO

BATCOPTER Take a ride in N3079G, also known as the original Batcopter from the Batman TV series and the original Batman movie! *Additional Fee*

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“Kids Can Cook™” is not only a show, but also an interactive program that introduces kids to creating fun and delicious recipes.

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Ranch rodeo teams compete in events derived from a real cattle ranch. Watch cattle branding, doctoring, sorting and more in this unique show!

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DAILY 10AM-CLOSE

FEB 14 - 7:00

DAILY 9AM-CLOSE

FEB 15 - 3:00 6:00

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LIVE SHOWS & ATTRACTIONS SEA LION SPLASH

GIRAFFIC MENAGERIE

Featuring Kimmy, Zoey, and Syra. These girls are talented sea lions who live for applause and fishy treats.

Come face to face with some of the world’s most majestic creatures! Meet and feed Twiggs the giraffe and his exotic friends!

EXTREME DOGS

12:30 2:30 6:30

This amazing stunt show includes all your favorite dog sports like agility, high jump, tricks, and dock diving with a brilliant cast.

12:30 2:30 6:30

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Watch as they compete by pulling a weighted sled for a short distance. The most powerful equine will be declared the winner.

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FEB 13 - 1:00 PM BEARS OF BEARADISE RANCH The Bears of Bearadise Ranch is a show designed to educate the public about conservation of habitats and protecting all bear species.

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11:00 3:00 7:00

This exhibit and petting farm explores the world of animal agriculture. See beef and dairy cows, chickens, goats and more!

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DAILY 10AM-8PM DAILY 9AM-8PM

DAILY 9AM-6PM PAW PALACE

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DAILY 10AM-6PM DAILY 9AM-6PM HOLLYWOOD RACING PIGS Can’t wait for the Daytona 500? We found a show for you. Watch Kim Kardashi-ham and Notorious P.I.G. race for the gold medal!

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11:00 1:30 4:30 7:00

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11:30 1:30 4:00 11:30 1:30 4:00

LITTLE FARM HANDS

DRILL TEAM

Sunshine State Mounted Drill Team will be showcased on two select dates of the fair! Don’t miss out!

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DAILY 10AM-6PM

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Stop in at Paw Palace to visit with man’s best friend and learn about dog showmanship!

11:00 3:00 7:00

DRAFT HORSE PULL

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An agricultural education hands-on experience for kids! Children ages 3-8 are welcome to experience the world of ag from the farm to the market!

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DAILY 10AM-6PM

FEB 17 1:00

DAILY 10AM-6PM

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LIVE CAROUSEL The Great American Live Carousel’s beautiful purebred Welsh ponies walk under a revolving tent top.

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DAILY 10AM-8PM DAILY 9AM-8PM

EXPO HALL SHOPPING Shop from thousands of products and hundreds of vendors in 87,500 square feet of retail paradise! Expo Hall has anything you could need whether you are looking for home improvement, spas and mattresses to homemade gifts, pet toys, children’s books and the latest trends and gadgets.

OPEN SUN.-THURS. UNTIL 9PM & FRI.-SAT. UNTIL 10PM 8

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Visit the new Craft Beer Garden located in The Grove near Gate 3!

The Grove

CRAFT BEER GARDEN

OPEN DAILY FEBRUARY 6-17

See Ya Real Soon PROMOTIONAL DAYS

$2 TUESDAY

It’s $2 Tuesday at the Florida State Fair! Get $2 admission, $2 select rides, $2 select games and $2 select food samples, all after 2:00 p.m. on February 11, 2020!

COLLEGE NIGHT Take a study break at the Florida State Fair! Get in free with your valid college or university I.D. after 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

FAIR CARES FOR THE HUNGRY DAY

Presented by Publix and Feeding Tampa Bay. Donate two or more non-perishable food items from Publix at the gate before 6PM and receive $5 fair admission on February 17, 2020.

CINNAMON CITY The most decadent cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns. Try our jumbo loaded baked potatoes and homemade sweet tea slushie! Homemade strawberry and blueberry shortcakes, served with vanilla ice cream at our shortcake stand. CINNAMON ROLLS

LOCATED BY GATE 2

BLUEBERRY SHORTCAKES

LOCATED BY THE GIANT SLIDE


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LIVESTOCK SHOWS & EXHIBITS 02.06.2020

10am: Open Beef Show 5pm: Open Dairy Goat Show

02.07.2020

9am: Youth Beef Show 11am: Youth Dairy Goat Show 6pm: Southeastern Mini Zebu Classic

02.08.2020

9am: Open Dairy Goat Show 9am: Youth Rabbit Showmanship 4pm: Youth Swine Showmanship

02.09.2020

8am: Open Dairy Goat Show 9am: Youth Dog Show 12pm: Youth Swine Show

02.10.2020

9am: Youth Beef Showmanship 1pm: Open Beef Show

02.11.2020

10am: Youth Beef Show 3pm: Youth Steer Showmanship

02.12.2020

10am: Youth Boer Goat Show 2pm: Open Boer Goat ABGA Show 7pm: Youth Steer Show

02.13.2020

10am: Open Boer Goat ABGA Show

02.14.2020

8:30am: Open Dairy Show 9am: Open Pygmy Goat Show 12pm: Youth Poultry Showmanship 1pm: Youth Llama Showmanship

02.15.2020

8am: Cavy Show & Open Llama Show 9am: Open Pygmy Goat Show 10am: Youth Market Lamb & Wether Dam 1pm: Youth Sheep Show

02.16.2020

9am: Open & Youth Llama Show 9am: Open Pygmy Goat Show 9:30am: Youth Dairy Showmanship & Show

02.17.2020

9:30am: Youth Dairy Show

$1M AWARDED IN PREMIUMS

TO EXHIBITORS AND

COMPETITORS The Florida State Fair Foundation works to provide scholarships to competitors and exhibitors every year during the Florida State Fair. Their generous support allows young adults to cultivate their passion for agricultural, scientific, arts and educational programs. LEARN MORE FloridaStateFair.com/ag


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THE FAIR’S ROOTS ARE IN While the main draw of many fairs today are the midways full of rides, food, live entertainment and performances, most fairs across the country still feature an educational component. Groups like 4-H and the Future Farmers of America empower and allow young people to participate in agriculture, and offer both educational demonstrations and

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competitions at a number of yearly events. Since the first fair in America was held, agricultural fairs have grown and adapted to serve many purposes. Focused on providing fun, education, and engaging entertainment for all who attend, county and state fairs symbolize to many an exciting way to spark a tradition.

TO VIEW ALL THINGS AG AT THE FAIR LET’S MOOOOOVE TO:

FloridaStateFair.com/events

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FLORIDA STATE FAIR

2020 FAIRGROUNDS MAP ENTERTAINMENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! SOAR: Natural Encounter Daredevil Daze Circus Hollywood XPogo & Big Air Sea Lion Splash Hollywood Racing Pigs

Kids Can Cook 9 Pony Rides 10 Extreme Dogs 8

LIVE MUSIC

25 Dueling Pianos 26 Country Gold 27 Dennis Lee Band

28 Free Fallin 29 30 31 32

Josh Carrol & Fresh Fix JunNk Luke Langford Band Right on Key

11 Antwan Towner 12 Demolition Derby 13 Draft Horse Pull 14 Ranch Rodeo

15 Kachunga Alligators 16 Bearadise Ranch 17 Community Stage 18 Bat Copter 19 Funny Little People 20 Drill Team

46 Salute To Agriculture 47 Ag-venture 48 Giraffic Menagerie 49 Creative Living 50 Cattle Ranching 51 Milking Parlor

33 Rob Hazen 35 Southbound 75 36 SFO: Tribute Band

37 Bits of Grass 38 Born Lonesome 39 Buffalo Barfield 40 Hannah Love

53 Eating Contests

54 Live Carousel 55 Craftsmen Marketplace 56 Fish & Wildlife 57 Camel Rides 58 Little Farm Hands 59 Mooternity Ward

52 Paw Palace

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EXHIBITS & COMPETITIONS 45 Sudsy’s Barn

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THE MIDWAY

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE Josh Carroll & Fresh Fix • Right On Key • Free Fallin’ • Rob Hazen

JOSH CARROLL & THE FRESH FIX BAND SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/11

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11:00 2:00 5:00

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11:00 2:00 5:00 7:30

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ROB HAZEN SHOW DATES: 2/12 - 2/17 MON - THURS

1:00 4:30 7:30

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RIGHT ON KEY SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/17

MON - THURS

FRI - SUN

12:30 3:30 6:30

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FREE FALLIN’ SHOW DATES: 2/12 - 2/17 MON - THURS

11:00 2:00 5:30

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THE FIVE POINTS

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE Antwan Towner Magic • Dueling Pianos

ANTWAN TOWNER MAGIC SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/17 MON - THURS

11:00 1:30 4:30

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11:00 1:30 4:30 6:30

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DUELING PIANOS SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/17 MON - THURS

12:00 3:00 6:30

FRI - SAT

12:00 3:00 5:30 7:30

SUNDAYS

12:00 3:00 5:30

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Five Points Stage FLORIDA STATE FAIR

PRESENTED BY


THE GROVE

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE Luke Langford Band • JunNk • Rob Hazen • SFO • Hannah Emerson

LUKE LANGFORD BAND SHOW DATES: 2/12 - 2/17 MON - THURS

1:00 3:30 6:30

FRI - SUN

1:00 3:30 6:30 8:30

FEBRUARY 15: 1:00 8:30

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JUNNK SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/17 DAILY SHOWS

FEBRUARY 15

12:00 4:30 7:30

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SFO: JOURNEY TRIBUTE SHOW DATES: 2/12 - 2/17

DAILY SHOWS

FEBRUARY 15

11:00 2:00 5:30

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ROB HAZEN

HANNAH LOVE

SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/11

SHOW DATES: 2/7 - 2/9

DAILY SHOWS

1:00 3:30 6:30

FEB 6 & 10-11

1:00 3:30 6:30 8:30

FEB 7-9

11:00 2:00 5:30 8:30

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ENTERTAINMENT STAGE Dennis Lee Band • Southbound 75

DENNIS LEE BAND SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/17 MON - THURS

10:30 1:30 4:30

FRI - SUN

10:30 1:30 4:30 7:30

FEBRUARY 7: 10:30 1:30 7:30

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SOUTHBOUND 75 SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/17

MON - THURS

12:00 3:00 6:00

FRI - SUN

12:00 3:00 6:00 8:30

FEBRUARY 7: 12:00 6:00 8:30

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Florida Stage PRESENTED BY

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CRAFTSMEN’S MARKETPLACE AT THE FLORIDA STATE FAIR

Craftsmen’s Marketplace located in the Special Events Center, is the perfect shopping opportunity for all things handcrafted. Shop wood carvings to soaps to candles and everything in between!

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showcase STAGE

COMMUNITY SEE LOCAL PERFORMERS SHINE ON THE COMMUNITY SHOWCASE STAGE! LOCATED INSIDE ENTERTAINMENT HALL

From dance academies and performing arts schools, to choirs, bands and solo artists, the Community Showcase Stage offers some of Florida’s finest entertainment for the whole family. Want even more fun? See the first Florida State Fair’s Got Talent competition on Monday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m.! For more information on programming, visit FloridaStateFair.com/showcase

ALSO FEATURED ON THE ENTERTAINMENT HALL STAGE... Step right up! It’s the Florida State Fair Eating Contests! The name speaks for itself here. In these contests, only one winner can be named champion! Think you’ve got the stomach it takes to win? Registration available on day of the event only.

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CORNDOG

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PRESIDENT’S DAY PIE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH REGISTER AT 1:00PM START TIME 3:00 PM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH REGISTER AT 1:00PM START TIME 3:00 PM

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH REGISTER AT 1:00PM START TIME 3:00 PM

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Step back in time at Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr.’s Cracker Country, Tampa’s only living history museum! With 13 original structures that date back to the late 1800s and knowledgeable docents in historic dress, walking into Cracker Country feels like a step back in time. Educational groups can schedule tours, and members of the public can enjoy Cracker Country during the annual Florida State Fair or during select special events. Learn about Florida’s rural past in this hands-on, immersive adventure!

CRACKER COUNTRY ENTERTAINMENT STAGE

BITS OF GRASS

BORN LONESOME

BUFFALO BARFIELD

SOUTHERN EXPRESS

SHOW DATES: 2/10 - 2/13

SHOW DATES: 2/6 - 2/7

SHOW DATES: 2/7 - 2/9 & 2/15 - 2/17

SHOW DATES: 2/8-9 & 2/14-17

DAILY TIMES

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11:00 1:00 3:00 5:00

11:00 1:00 3:00 5:00

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11:00 1:00 3:00 5:00

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2020 exhibitions

AG-VENTURE

A hands-on learning experience focused on the importance of agriculture and where food comes from.

LIVESTOCK BARNS

Learn about beef and dairy cows, pygmy goats, dairy goats, sheep and swine. Various species will be shown throughout the fair.

CATTLE RANCHING

Florida’s cattle industry is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Experience 500 years of traditions through stories, photographs, and artifacts.

MOOTERNITY WARD

FOREST DISCOVERY

Highlighting the ecological and economic importance of Florida’s forests. Meet foresters, fire fighters and others who protect our lands!

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MILKING PARLOR

View a modern milking parlor in operation while a Milk Man explains the work behind the process. Kids may get the chance to milk a real cow!

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RABBIT BARN

View different breeds of rabbits and chickens, as well as eggs hatching, litters of baby rabbits and rabbit hair spinning demonstrations.

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A presentation of Florida’s wide variety of agricultural products. This year’s center exhibit will feature Florida Beekeeping.

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FISH & WILDLIFE

Meet Florida’s incredible native species. Discover ways to enjoy our environment, such as hiking, fishing, boating, hunting and more.

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This exhibit explores the world of animal agriculture. You may even get the chance to witness the birth of a calf!

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See some of Florida’s finest competitors, learn about our natural environment, explore the world of agriculture and experience animals upclose! Exhibits are part of the long-running history at the Florida State Fair. Take a moment to visit, explore and learn something new!

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LEARNING GARDEN

This year-round garden was developed in partnership with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Inc. and other local businesses to educate on sustainable gardening.

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POWER OF STEAM

Visit one of the largest collections of 19th and 20th century working engines and learn how steam powered Florida throughout the years.

SUDSY’S BARN

Sudsy’s Barn is a one-of-a kind hand wash station promoting clean hands nationwide. Simply put, it makes washing your hands FUN!


exhibitions

CREATIVE LIVING

IN THE FLORIDA CENTER

02.07.20

02.08.20

10AM Pinewood Derby Race 1PM

Junior Chef Showdown

Presented by Publix Super Markets, Inc.

10AM Uka-PALOOZA! Florida 10AM Hibiscus Show

Citrus Celebration

02.09.20

1PM

02.10.20

10AM Plein Air Painting

02.14.20

of Florida 12PM Best Baking Contest

02.15.20

& Youth 12PM Adult Baking Contest

02.16.20

11AM

Wine Sale

Since our start in 1904, creative competitions have been woven into the history of the Florida State Fair. This year, over 4,500 adult and youth entries from every corner of the state compete for a blue ribbon prize in quilting, baking, painting and other skills. Come see exciting competitive exhibits and events happening daily in Creative Living located in the Florida Center! • Arts & Craft Demos • Florida Lottery Art Portfolio Contest • Kitchen Demos • Plant Sales

• Hillsborough County Public Schools Showcase of Success • L.E.A.D. – Tribute to African American Leadership

UKA-PALOOZA!

A One-Day-Only Ukulele Festival for ukers and nonukers alike at the Florida State Fair. Located in the Special Events Center.

PLANT SALE

Come shop around for hard to find plants and talk with experts about best practices for plant care. Open Daily.

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Special EVENTS

FOX 13 NEWS MEET & GREET

FEBRUARY 8, 2020 11:00 - 1:00 WATERFRONT CAFÉ

LITTLE KIDS ROCK

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

McDonald’s Operators of Hillsborough County

Can elementary school students rock out? Yes, they can! Since 2008, Hillsborough County Public Schools has partnered with Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization empowering teachers to build diverse musical experiences for their students through teacher training, donated instruments, and curriculum materials. Elementary school rock bands are not only fun but also educational. Never underestimate the power of music in a child’s life! FEBRUARY 7, 2020 3:00PM - 5:00PM THE FLORIDA STAGE

FAIR FOODIE CRAWL

FOOD SAMPLING AND FOODIE AWARD CONTEST Enjoy the fun of a pub crawl with the experience of all your deep fried favorites at the Florida State Fair! On February 13, 2020, for the first time ever, the Florida State Fair will host a Fair Foodie Crawl. This unique experience will give guests a chance to try the best of the best of food and drink across the Florida State Fair. *Additional Fee* Register online before February 12, 2020 at FloridaStateFair.com/foodie FEBRUARY 13, 2020 5:00PM - 9:00PM CHECK IN AT GATE 1

FAIR

FOODIE FLORIDA STATE FAIR

DEEP FRIED DASH

5K AND FUN RUN THROUGH THE FAIR! Race your way through the 2020 Florida State Fair at the 1st ever Deep Fried Dash 5K & Fun Run! All proceeds from the Deep Fried Dash will benefit the Florida State Fair Foundation. The mission of the Florida State Fair Foundation is to improve and support the Florida State Fair agricultural, scientific, and educational programs. The Florida State Fair Foundation is designated as a 501(C)(3). Register at FloridaStateFair.com/5K *Additional Fee* FEBRUARY 15, 2020 7:00AM RACE STARTS AT THE FLORIDA STAGE

AARP ROCKS SHOWCASE

ROCK OUT WITH AARP AT THEIR ROCKBAND SHOWCASE! We’re excited to host the AARP Local Music Showcase on the Grove Stage, Saturday, February 15th – Come out and see three great local bands LIVE, then stop by the AARP Snap, Pick, Win booth near the Waterfront Café’ and vote for your favorite! FEBRUARY 15, 2020 5:00PM THE GROVE STAGE

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2020 SPONSORS

Florida State Fair

McDonald’s Operators of Hillsborough County

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DOYLE CARLTON III & FAMILY

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may 22 may 29 may 31 jun 10 jun 17 jun 19 jul 1 jul 3 jul 22

The Lumineers Brooks & Dunn Ozzy Osbourne The Doobie Brothers Alanis Morissette Thomas Rhett The Black Crowes Chicago Halsey

aug 1 aug 7 aug 16 aug 21 sep 5 sep 6 sep 11 sep 17 Oct 16

Lady Antebellum

Matchbox Twenty Nickelback Journey

Foreigner

Brad Paisley

Jason Aldean Maroon 5

Rascal Flatts

ALL DATES, ACTS AND TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

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