Florida State Fair festival 2014

The Florida State Fair 2014 At the Florida State Fair you will find over 100 Midway rides, traditional and wonderfully wacky Fair food, live entertainment, Agricultural exhibits, Horse shows, a wide variety of competitions, shopping and more! Discover the Fun! at the Florida State Fair.

Florida State Fair festival 2014
Florida State Fair festival 2014

While you may have heard some buzz about the Florida State Fair festival you will want to read some of the facts that make it one of the most loved events in the greatest city in the nation!  Read below for the top 8 reasons you don’t want to miss out on the fun and excitement at this great event! At the Florida State Fair you will find over 100 Midway rides, traditional and wonderfully wacky Fair food, live entertainment, Agricultural exhibits, Horse shows, a wide variety of competitions, shopping and more! Discover the Fun! at the Florida State Fair. 5 of the top events to see at the Florida State Fair festival: Over 100 FREE things to see and do!

Your top 5 best words to describe the Florida State Fair?:

Fun, Educational, Thrilling, Entertaining, Inspiring

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Address of the Florida State Fair 2014 in February

4800 U. S. Highway 301

North Tampa, Florida, 33610 United States

Florida Festivals and top things to do in 2014

Festival / event dates:

February 6, 2014 February 17, 2014

  • Annual Event,
  • Entertainment Varies
  • cool people
  • hot girls
  • Midway

Festival genre Music festival All Day Music! All Day Rides! All Day Fun! All One Price! This family friendly event has something for everyone. Music, rides, games, food, drinks and shopping! History 13/04/03 [poll id="2"]

Dates February 6 – 17, 2014

Feb. 6 Fair Opening Day
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Welcome to the Florida State Fair, Gates open at 10am – Let the Fun Begin!

Discover the Fun with over 110 FREE Things to See and Do!

Kick off the Fair at 6:30am – Flip the Switch, See the opening ceremony on FOX13

  • Heroes Day presented by Lazydays
  • All active, reserve, former or retired Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firemen, and First Responders are admitted FREE! With Valid Identification
  • Midway Ride Armbands $20 at 3pm, Sold only at the Fairgrounds
  • Discover and Explore the Unique Exhibits
  • Technology Showcase located in the Veranda
  • Florida Cattlemen’s Ranching Museum across from the Steam Engine
  • Florida’s Learning Garden near Gate 3
  • Florida Agriculture located in the Ag Hall of Fame
  • Outdoor Music Series at the Tampa Bay Times Stage
  • Dennis Lee Show at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
  • Hotel California “Eagles Tribute Band” at 11am, 2pm, 5pm
  • NOCKAIR FMX Flying Motorcycle Extreme Show
  • 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4pm at the Entertainment Hall
  • America Concert 7pm at the Entertainment Hall
  • Featuring Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, 1970’s Folk Rock Band
  • “A Horse with No Name” “Sister Golden Hair” “Ventura Highway” “Tin Man”
  • Concert is included with Gate Admission
  • Tampa Tribune Stage
  • Chris Mabrey “MY FUN SHOW” Master of Comedy Hypnosis at 12pm and 2pm
  • Spanish Lyric Theatre at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
  • South Beer Dome
  • Chris Mabrey “MY FUN SHOW” Master of Comedy Hypnosis at 4pm and 6pm
  • North Beer Dome
  • Radio Crime at 4pm-9pm
  • Main Attractions
  • Racing Pigs at 11:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Welde Bear Show presented by the New York Yankees
  • Shows at 12pm for play in the pool, shows at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Kachunga Alligator Show at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
  • Sea Lion Splash presented by Sleep Number at 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
  • Circus Hollywood presented by Brandon Ford at 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
  • Exotic Petting Zoo in the Ag Area from Open to Close
  • Draft Horse Show at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
  • Strolling Entertainers
  • Oscar the Robot, Magician Dwayne Hill, Daily from 11am to 5pm
  • Sally Rene Riddle, Daily from 11pm to 7pm
  • Hi Pockets, Daily from 1pm to 7pm
  • Ag Hall of Fame
  • Ag Storytelling at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
  • Livestock Event Schedule
  • Open & Youth Dairy Goats Arrive 8am-12pm
  • Youth Swine Arrive 9am-4pm
  • Purebred Poultry Judging 10am
  • Youth Rabbit Judging 10am
  • Open Brahman Show 10am
  • Open Black Brangus Show 10am
  • Open Zebu Show 1pm
  • Open Angus Show 1pm
  • Open Red Brangus Show 4:30pm
  • Open Dairy Goat Fitting & Grooming Contest 5pm
  • Open Dairy Goat Show, Junior Show 6pm
  • Youth Swine Dinner 6:30pm
  •  Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Cracker Country, a Rural Living History Museum
  • Explore the Museum from 10am to 6pm
  • School House, Maniscalco Elementary & Kindergarten Choir 10:30am
  • Main Stage
  • Ben Denhart 11am, 2pm, 4pm
  • Florida Bluegrass Express 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
  • Performances in the Cracker Country Church
  • Southwest Florida Dulcimer Club 12pm
  • East Lee Dulcimer 1pm
  • Lee County Fiddlers 2pm
  • Mullins – Acoustic Guitar & Hammered Dulcimer 3-5pm
  • Karen Brown-Blonigen Mountain Dulcimer 10am to 4pm Various Locations

Address of Florida State Fair festival

4800 U. S. Highway 301

North Tampa, Florida, 33610

United States

Florida State Fair Dates

The Florida State Fair festival is a 12 day celebration with events starting on February 6, 2014

Lodging for the Florida State Fair

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon

The Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon hotel is located in Highland Manor Office Park near Sabal Park. We parovide spacious guestrooms full of thoughtful amenities complimented by friendly service and a relaxed Florida style atmosphere at an affordable price. At thi sHilton Garden Inn hotel in Tampa, Florida we specialize in the kind of service you’ve learned to expect.

Amenities:

Great American Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and evening room service.
Pavilion Pantry convenience mart making food available 24-hours a day.
Complimentary high-speed internet in guestrooms and public spaces.
Complimentary 24-hour business center with secure PrinterOn remote printing.
Complimentary 24-hour fitness center.
Complimentary parking and area shuttle.
4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate up to 180 guest with full catering services.
Room Amenities:

In-room hospitality center with microwave, refrigerator, and coffemaker.
Two dual-line phones with voicemail; data ports and a large work desk.
Heated outdoor pool and whirpool.
Come enjoy a taste of Florida hospitality and exceptional service at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon hotel.

Our Tampa, Florida hotel is within 3 miles of the Florida State Fairgrounds, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre and the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center plus minutes from shopping, restaurants and entertainment.

Country Inn & Suites Tampa East

Be our guest at Country Inn & Suites, Tampa East. Out welcoming staff, friendly service and amenities, such as our free Hot & Healthy Breakfast Buffet, outdoor pool, fitness center, high-speed internet access, pet-friendly rooms* and fresh baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies will make you feel perfectly at home. Our hotel provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for both business and leisure travelers. We are conveniently located near I-75 and I-4, Florida State Fairgrounds & Amphitheatre and the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.

This hotel in Seffner offers easy access to downtown, Tampa cruise terminals, concerts, gulf coast beaches and shopping in the Tampa area. Our hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. Make your reservations today ans see what sets us apart from other hotels in Tampa Bay. One stay with us and you’ll be saying “I love this country”

This hotel is a proud recipient of the 2010, 2011 & 2012 President’s Gold Award

*Limited pet friendly rooms. Please call hotel for availability.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Closest and newest Marriott Hotel to the Fairgrounds!!! Less than 1 mile away!!!

Now offering Complimentary Shuttle Service tot he Fairgrounds and the Amphitheatre

Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds/Casino is ideal for business or leisure travel. Our spacious rooms include 37″ LCD HDTV’s with over 80 channels, complimentary well-lit work desk and luxurious bedding. After a great night’s rest you can enjoy a vigorous workout in our well-equipped fitness center., followed by a complimentary hot Breakfast Buffet. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and relax in our Hot Tub. We also have a complimentary 24-hour Business Center available for you use, as well as Guest laundrey facilities on site!

No need to leave your pet at home – we now have pet-friendly rooms available.

Located less than miles from the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Our friendly and attentive staff awaits your arrival!

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa-East

Amenities: Outdoor pool and fitness facility, complimentary wireless internet access is available in public areas. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting/conference room. The hotel offers a bar/lounge, complimentary breakfast is available. Additional amenities include gift shops/new-stands, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guest parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds

Amenities: Complimentary hot breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls and pancake machine, outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and aerobic exercise room. All rooms come with refrigerator and microwaves, ironing board and iron, standard cable TV and complimentary transportation within a 3 mile radius.  Priority Club Points available on all stays. Located less than 1 miles for the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa Downtown

Feature an outdoor pool and a fitness center. The on site Waterworks Lounge and Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and evening cocktails. Complimentary transportation is available to attractions within a 2 mile radius. Guest rooms offer complimentary wireless internet access; local telephone calls are free also. TV’s include premium cable channels. Microwave ovens and compact refrigerators are available upon request. Pets are permitted for a surcharge.  Located less than 9 miles for the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Mainstays Suites – Tampa, Sable Park

A unique property situated in a quiet scenic location, the hotel has 59 rooms including 32 Townhouse Suites. We are easily accessible from I-75 and I-4 and we are located just 5 minutes from the Florida State Fairgrounds, and 15 minutes from downtown Tampa. The hotel has an outdoor heated pool, fitness center, free wireless internet access and complimentary hot breakfast. Our Townhouse Suites are bi-level lofts with a king bed upstairs, 1.5 bathrooms, 37″ plasma TV and separate TV in the loft bedroom. Our facilities offer over 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting room space that can accommodate business meetings and leisure parities including Wedding Groups. Our property is 100% smoke free. The Mainstay Suites Lounge features $3 beer and wine daily.

Miles from the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Quality Inn & Suites

Amenities: The hotel features business amenities including a business center and a meeting/conference room. A complimentary breakfast is available. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, a picnic area, and an elevator. On-site parking is complimentary. The 125 air-conditioned guestrooms at Quality Inn & Suites near the Fairgrounds and Ybor City include safes and complimentary weekday newspapers. Complimentary wireless high speed internet access is provided. Televisions are equipped with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks and telephones with voicemail.

5 miles from the Florida State Fair

Residence Inn by Marriott – Tampa Sabal Park

Amenities:

  • Complimentary breakfast buffet daily.
  • Complimentary evening reception M-Th (includes beer and wine).
  • Complimentary wireless internet.
  • Fully-equipped kitchens.
  • Pet-friendly rooms (fee applies).
  • Fireplaces available in some suites.
  • Heated pool and whirlpool.
  • Business Center
  • Guest Laundry Room Fire-pit Sport Court

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Top 8 reasons to go to the Florida State Fair festivities

  1. Sheldon might make a surprise appearance!
  2. 100 degree temperatures aren’t uncommon in Tampa this time of year.  We built this city on rock and roll!
  3. FREE things to do and see!  Get it on!
  4. Senior Day 55+
  5. Concerts and the Florida State Fair Midway Carnival
  6. Free Special Attractions!
  7. do!

Florida State Fair celebration Genre

The year was 1904. The American flag had 45 stars, Theodore Roosevelt was president and the average American earned just 22 cents an hour. That year, what would be later known as the Florida State Fair opened its gates in Tampa. Since then, there has been incredible inventions, wars, social change and musical styles that have rocked each generation. Still, the Florida State Fair remains a showcase of the best the state has to offer.  

100 free things to see and do

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014
    Heroes Day
    All active, reserve, former or retired Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firemen, and First Responders are admitted FREE! With Valid Identification. More
  • Friday, February 7, 2014
    Student Day Hillsborough County Schools receive FREE Admission, Ticket Distributed by Schools.
  • Satruday, February 8, 2014
    4-H & FFA Day
    FREE Admission for 4-H & FFA Members with Member Identification or Jacket. More
  • Sunday, February 9, 2014
    Student Day, Hardee County Schools receive FREE Admission, Ticket Distributed by School.
  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    Senior Day 55+, $9 at the Gate, $7 Purchased in Advance through February 5, 2014
    Taste of the Fair Day
    , Smaller Portions for a Smaller Price
    $5 Admission after 5PM. 
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Senior Day 55+, $9 at the Gate, $7 Purchased in Advance through February 5, 2014
    $5 Admission after 5PM.
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Senior Day 55+, $9 at the Gate, $7 Purchased in Advance through February 5, 2014
    $5 Admission after 5PM.
    Midweek Midway Madness Ride Armband, $15 at 3PM, Sold only at the Fairgrounds. More
  • Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Senior Day 55+, $9 at the Gate, $7 Purchased in Advance through February 5, 2014
    College Day, Ride Armband $20 at 3PM, Sold only at the Fairgrounds. More
  • Friday, February 13, 2014
    Valentines’ Day
    Couples can register to win a free cruise for two. Drawing will take place at 7:30PM in the Expo Hall
    Midway Ride Armband Day $30 at the Gate, $25 Purchased in Advance through February 5, 2014
    Ride All Day, Pay One Price. 
  • Saturday, February 15, 2015
    4-H & FFA Day
    FREE Admission for 4-H & FFA Members with Member Identification or Jacket. More
  • Sunday, February 16, 2014
    Student Day Citrus, Highlands and Marion County Schools received FREE Admission, Ticket Distributed by Schools
    Midway Ride Armband Day $30 at the Gate, $25 Purchased in Advance through February 5, 2014
    Ride All Day, Pay One Price. More
  • Monday, February 17, 2014
    President’s Day, Student Day
    Manatee, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties Schools received FREE Admission Ticket Distributed by Schools
    Midway Ride Armband Day $30 at the Gate, $25 Purchased in Advance through February 5, 2014
    Ride All Day, Pay One Price. 
    Family Fun Day $20 Admission up to four people. Sold only at the Fairgrounds

Fairgoers can enjoy a spacious midway that provides more than 100 rides and games and there is nothing like fair food + cotton candy, ice cream, and things fried that you never thought of frying. Exhibitors come from all over the state to continue the tradition of showing off their handiwork, children participating in 4H and FFA are eager to show their skills and animals, and a visit to the Florida State Fair isn’t complete without stepping back in time in Cracker Country — a rustic turn-of-the-century village.  See: http://goflorida.about.com/cs/eventsfestivals/a/flastatefair.htm

Directions

The Florida State Fair is located just seven miles east of downtown Tampa with access via I-75, I-4, Hwy. 301, and Martin Luther King Blvd (Hwy. 574). Parking is FREE with wheelchair accessible parking spaces available at each gate. There is a FREE weekend park and ride shuttle service that runs continuously between Highland Oaks (I-75 at Hwy. 574 Exit) and the entrance gate from 9:00 a.m. until midnight.
Gates open daily at 9:00 a.m. The Midway opens at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday through Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Expo Hall is open from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. Most other exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Cracker Country is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Top 10 words associated with the fest

  1. Fun
  2. Educational
  3. Thrilling
  4. Entertaining
  5. Inspiring
  6. Music,
  7. Fungi
  8. Endearing
  9. Exciting,
  10. Affordable
Vending Options

There are no openings for vendors. Website www.FloridaStateFair.com

Get ready to gorge on fried food and spin ’til you’re dizzy, because The Florida State Fair returns to Tampa for its 110th year, Feb. 6 through 17 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Advance tickets went on sale today at Walgreens stores throughout Florida and AAA locations around the Tampa Bay Area. Tickets are also available at the box office at the Florida State Fairgrounds, by calling 1-800-345-3247, or on the official fair website.

The fair’s theme for 2014 is “1st Place for Fun,” playing on the late-winter fair’s status as the earliest state fair of the year in the U.S., a news release from the fair’s organizers said.

Among the attractions at the fair will be the “largest traveling roller coaster in North America,” “bizarre sideshow spectacles” including sword swallowing and fire eating, the FMX Motorcycle Thrill Zone and more than 110 free things to do after paid admission, the release said.

Musical performers include America, Country Gold, Sister Hazel and Uncle Kracker. Tickets for Country Gold’s concerts Feb. 12 at noon and 4 p.m. require purchase of a reserved-seating ticket. Other concerts are included with admission.

There will also be the usual mix of indulgent fair food, livestock, and the rustic Cracker Country, which uses actors and authentic buildings and tools to recreate Florida life in the late 19th century.

Advance pricing for admission is $7 for seniors (select senior days only), $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 11. Children aged 5 and under are free. Ride armbands are $25 in advance.

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