Florida State Fair Tampa Florida

Florida State Fair
Tampa, Florida    
February 10-21, 2011

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FREE Things to do at the 2010 Florida State Fair in Tampa:

--FREE Things to See & Do included with a Fair Admission Ticket --

2011 Livestock Schedule of Events

Agricultural Activities & Educational Exhibits

1.        Ag Hall of Fame Building – Fresh from Florida Exhibits

2.        Ag Venture activities:

    • Butter Making
    • Learn About Hydroponics
    • Make a Plant Necklace
    • Squeeze Oranges

3.        Salute to Ag Tent

4.        Baby Farm Animals

5.        Blacksmith & Farriers

6.        Insect Encounter

7.        Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Exhibit:

    • Boating Safety
    • Fish & Wildlife Habitats
    • Fish & Wildlife Questions Answered by Professionals
    • Live Florida Wildlife Up Close
    • Live Fresh Water Fish
    • Live Salt Water Fish
    • Wildlife Challenge

8.        Florida Forest Discovery Center

9.        Florida Ranch Rodeo

10.     Milking Parlor

11.     Open Beef Show

12.     Open Boer Goat Show

13.     Open Dairy Goat Show

14.     Open Dairy Show

15.     Open Pigeon Show

16.     Open Pygmy Goat Show

17.     Open Rabbit and Cavy Show

18.     Purebred Poultry Show

19.     Steam Engine & Machinery Exhibit

20.     Youth Beef Show

21.     Youth Boer Goat Show

22.     Youth Dairy Goat Show

23.     Youth Dairy Show

24.     Youth Llama Show

25.     Youth Poultry Show

26.     Youth Rabbit Show

27.     Youth Sheep Show

28.     Youth Steer Futurity

29.     Youth Swine Show


Cracker Country areas & activities

1.        Explore an early country store and learn about the art of the barter.

2.        Explore the small two-room Smith House.

3.        Get an 1898 school lesson in a one-room school.

4.        Grind corn at the Hands-On Farm.

5.        Have your early Florida history questions answered by highly trained and talented docents.

6.        Learn about 1890’s kitchen gardens.

7.        Learn about antique roses and herbs.

8.        Learn about chair caning.

9.        Learn about early bee keeping in rural Florida.

10.     Learn about early Florida food-ways.

11.     Learn about Florida Archeology.

12.     Learn about old time coiled pottery.

13.     Learn about quilting.

14.     Learn about rug hooking.

15.     Learn about spinning and weaving at the Rural Folklife Area.

16.     Learn about telegraphy.

17.     Learn about the rare (some are even endangered) breeds of poultry at Cracker Country.

18.     Learn how cream was churned into butter.

19.     Learn how Florida Crackers got that name.

20.     Learn how hams were cured and smoked in early rural Florida

21.     Learn how soap was made in early rural Florida.

22.     Learn how to weave decorative pieces from cabbage palm leaves.

23.     Listen to old time country and bluegrass music.

24.     Listen to old time gospel music in the old church.

25.     Pick up a copy of the Cracker Country Chronicle.

26.     Play with old time folk toys at the Hands-On Farm

27.     Print your own post card.

28.     See a complete collection of Florida Governor’s oil portraits.

29.     See antiques from the late 1800s.

30.     See how banjos were made from gourds.

31.     See how baskets are hand woven.

32.     See how dolls were made from corn shucks.

33.     See how food was cooked over an open fire.

34.     See old fashion split rail fences.

35.     See people dressed as they would have been in 1898 in rural Florida.

36.     Tour an early post office, operated by the USPS seven days per week.

37.     Tour Okahumpka Train Depot and watch model trains.

38.     Tour the boyhood home of Florida’s 25th Governor, Doyle E. Carlton.

39.     Tour the Carlton-Woodbury Exhibit Gallery.

40.     Try your hand at field work at the Hands-On Farm

41.     Wash clothes on a scrub board at the Hands-On Farm.

42.     Watch a blacksmith make tools and other useful things.

43.     Watch a reproduction log corn crib being built.

44.     Watch antique tool demonstrations.

45.     Watch corn being milled into meal and grits.

46.     Watch cow whips being made.

47.     Watch old time printing presses being operated.

48.     Watch sugar cane syrup being made.


Equestrian Shows & Competitions

1.        All Breed Gaited Horse Show

2.        Carriage & Driving Horse Show

3.        Draft Horse Pull

4.        Draft Horse Show

5.        Driving Horses, Ponies and Miniature Horses

6.        Equine Encounter

7.        Mounted Drill Team Competition

8.        Mounted Drill Team Demonstration

9.        Mounted Law Enforcement Training & Critique


Florida Craft Exhibits & Demos

1.        Antique Display

2.        Aquarium Beautiful Show

3.        Baking Competition

4.        Basket Making

5.        Cabot Creamery Cheese Tasting

6.        Cake Decorating

7.        China Painting

8.        Cooking Demonstrations

9.        Decorative Art Demonstration

10.     Exotic Tropical Fruit Tasting

11.     Fine Handcrafted Furniture & Art

12.     Food Preservation Competition

13.     Hibiscus Flower Show

14.     High School All State Art Exposition

15.     High School All State Art Portfolio Competition

16.     Horticulture

17.     International Wine & Grape Juice Competition

18.     Kids Cookie Decorating

19.     Lindsay Olive Competition

20.     Needlework

21.     Photography – Youth & Fine Art

22.     Reproduction Porcelain Doll Competition

23.     Scale Models

24.     Sewing Competition & Demonstration

25.     Sweepstakes Baking Competition

26.     Technology Student Competition

27.     Wood Carving & Turning Demonstrations

28.     Florida Art & Craft Showcase in the Expo Hall – this NEW area features more than 60 of the country’s finest artists and craft people selling handmade goods.  Even if you don’t want to spend money on buying an item, the  displays are sure to attract your ‘window-shopping’ eye with the uniqueness and fine craftsmanship.

 For more information, call 813-621-7821 or toll-free 1-800-345-3247.
Gate admission is not included with purchase of armbands, ride tickets, or concert tickets. There are no refunds, exchanges or rainchecks. All acts, concerts,  scheduled times, exhibitors, prices and other advertised events are subject to change and/or
cancel without notice. All acts are included with a fair gate admission ticket, except for the Country Gold Tour concert, rides and games are extra.  NO RE-ENTRY; once visitors exit the gates another admission ticket will be required to re-enter the Fair.  The Florida State Fair Authority is not responsible for any third party advertisement.

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