Parking is Free during the Fair
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The annual Florida State Fair is a salute to the state's best in the agriculture and equestrian industry including an abundance of shows, music, rides, food and shopping for 12 consecutive days. Excitement is in the air all over the fairgrounds with plenty of free entertainment included with admission. Make sure to plan your day in advance to enjoy all the sights, sounds, and tastes the state fair has to offer. Parking is free during the Fair. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and closing time varies by the day of the week and weather conditions. For more information, call 813-621-7821 or toll-free 1-800-345-3247.
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Free Daily Shows
Thrills for You!
Kachunga & The Alligator
Welde Bear Show
Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
New This Year! Ride the Zip Line
Returning Favorite! Ride the Batcopter
Arts and Crafts Showcase
in the Special Events Center
Lots to Do and See in the Expo Hall
Free Special Attractions!
Opening Day Deal -
After 5:00 PM - Admission for $5.00 - Ride Armbands for $20.00
Most Midway Rides - One Ticket
Spanish Lyric Theater
Horse Shows at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
Bluegrass Music in Cracker Country
Livestock Shows in the Agribusiness Area
The Florida Armed Forces Museum
Exotic Petting Zoo
Xtreme Sports Show
Daily in the Sweetbay Entertainment Hall
Cheer & Dance Competitions
Chris MacArthur &
Florida Cracker Boys
Check Online for Current Show Dates and Times
Shows are Subject to Change or Cancellation
Every February during the Florida State Fair, Cracker Country opens its gates to the Fairís guests. Take a stroll back in time and relax as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of Florida's history. Walk the museum grounds and visit with the costumed interpreters to take part in the customs of the past.
Take home a newspaper printed on an antique printing press right before your eyes, try a taste of real sugar cane and watch how its is juice is boiled into syrup. Visit the crafters and trade demonstrators throughout the museum grounds. See how tools were used in the early 1900s, and discover the art of spinning, woodcarving, blacksmithing and making cow whips in the time of Florida's pioneers. End the afternoon with a bag of kettle corn, fresh beef jerky and a refreshing lemonade as you take in the sounds of traditional country music under a canopy of oak trees. Make sure to stop by the Cracker Country General Store to take home a souvenir of your visit.
Entrance to Cracker Country is included with your Florida State Fair admission. Check our calendar of events for dates and times. Make sure to come and be a part of the traditions of Florida's history.