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The Florida State Fairgrounds is also home to the Amphitheatre outdoor music venue.
Situated in the heart of the bustling Tampa Bay area, accessibility is one of the many benefits the Fairgrounds has to offer. The over 355-acre complex is conveniently located off interstate highways, close to some of Florida's most popular attractions, beaches, state parks, historic locations, downtown business, shopping malls, and restaurants.
EVENT REQUEST FOR COST ESTIMATE: Download the Event Request form. Complete this form to request a cost estimate for your event. Please FAX it to 813-740-3504 to the Fairgrounds Sales Department. A sales representative will be in touch with you regarding your event request. You may also contact Julie Palmer, Director of Sales, at 813-627-4218.
Situated in the heart of the bustling Tampa Bay area, accessibility is one of the many benefits the Fairgrounds has to offer. The over 355-acre complex is conveniently located off interstate highways, close to some of Florida's most popular attractions, beaches, state parks, historic locations, downtown business, shopping malls, and numerous hotels and restaurants.If space is what you need, Expo Hall is the place. Its 88,000 square feet of exhibit space makes move-in and move-out easy for even the most challenging displays.
Six drive-through doors make this building ideal for heavy equipment, cars and boat shows. For even more space, you can easily expand into the adjacent Entertainment Hall, giving you a total of 140,000 square feet in which to stage your event.
Some events that have made Expo Hall their host include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Volvo International World Cup Horse Jumping, the Florida R.V. Supershow, Florida's Largest Home Show, and the Tampa Tribune Outdoors Expo & Boat Show.
Entertainment Hall is a 52,000 square foot multi-purpose facility with a 45-foot high ceiling, and a 5,000 person seating capacity. The Entertainment Hall is climate controlled, and has great acoustical and lighting capabilities.
For trade and consumer shows, the Charles M. Davis Special Events Center can accommodate over 200 booth spaces. For concerts, a spectator configuration gives you over 3,000 unobstructed seats. And for banquets, there are catering facilities to accommodate parties from 500 to 3,000.
The Florida Center has been transformed into a tropical oasis displaying a colorful Florida-themed mural on 12,000 square feet of interior walls. The building can accommodate up to 1,350 people. The venue is perfect for special events including weddings, receptions, reunions, parties, fashion shows, fundraisers, upscale trade shows, meetings and seminars.
Located adjacent to the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center is the Charlie Lykes Arena Complex. With indoor seating for over 2,500 spectators, it's ideal venue for rodeos, concerts, steer shows, jousting events, display and demonstration space, and more.
The Equestrian Pavilion exudes a sense of openness with its glass windows that extend the full length of the building on both sides. It offers a unique setting for weddings, banquets, parties, and meetings of all sizes, seating up to 500 people.
With more than 300 landscaped acres, you have a number of open areas to choose from. We also have barns, and other non-air-conditioned buildings available.
Perhaps you need the flexibility of an event with both indoor and outdoor areas. We can assist you in customizing our facility to meet your needs by utilizing any combination.
Successful events held here include boat shows, R.V. shows, car shows and auctions, equestrian events, and even company/corporate picnics.
The Florida State Fairgrounds has over 16,000 lighted parking spaces and over 150 camping space with full hook-ups for exhibitors and vendors.
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