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What’s In Store for a Fun Weekend? Elvis, Lawn Mower Races & LeAnn Rimes, Of Course!
Last Chance To Enjoy The Florida State Fair
(TAMPA, FL) – With little chance of rain on the Fair’s final weekend, plan on spending time at the Florida State Fair this weekend, the last weekend to enjoy the largest independent midway of rides in the country. Enjoy new and different Fair highlights like: the Elvis Extravaganza National Finals; Grammy winner, LeAnn Rimes wraps up the Fair’s concert series with one show only on Monday, February 18 at 7:30pm in Entertainment Hall; and the national lawn mower racing championships, of course. The weekend is jam-packed full of quirky interesting attractions including the Batcopter, the helicopter featured in the 1960’s Batman television show with Adam West and Burt Ward. For only $35 bucks, Fair-goers can get a bat’s-eye view of the entire 330 plus fairgrounds’ acreage. And then, of course, there’s the ever-popular Mooternity Ward. To date, nine (9) Holstein calves have been born and more are expected.
“This year’s Fair has offered the most creative options yet. We have so much in store that is newhappening over the weekend. We hope folks will take advantage of the perfect Florida weather and head out to the Fair to enjoy a day with us,” notes Chuck Pesano, executive director of the Florida State Fair Authority.
The food at the Fairalways gets attention, but what’s important to know is that Fair food is being created even during the Fair. Just created this week by Griffin Gillette ofPolar Bear Ice Cream — PIG’S IN THE MUD SUNDAE – ice cream made, on-site, from 16% milk fat, real vanilla and loaded with bacon, swirled with salted caramel and packed into a chocolate-dipped rolled-in-bacon waffle cone and combinedwith chocolate fudge ribbon on top, piled high with real whipped cream and a sprinkle of sea salt. If that doesn’t make your mouth melt, try more than 300 other flavors. Polar Bear Ice Cream is located near the Charles M. Davis Special Events Center.
Grab the family and friends, head for free parking and 330 acres of sprawling wonderment as youenjoy BIG fun on a low budget. For a complete list of more than 100 free things to do at the Fair, go to www.floridastatefair.com .
When: Through February 18
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds – 4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa 33610
Admission Tickets: M-F – $10 adults and $5 ages 6-11. Children 5 and under are FREE
Sat-Sun – $12 adults and $6 children ages 6 – 11. Children 5 and under are FREE
MONDAY – Last Day of the Fair – $20 admission for family of 4.
Parking is always FREE
Ride armbands: $30 unless designated as an armband day, Monday is Pepsi Armband Day – bring an empty can of Diet Mountain Dew and save $5 off an armband
For more information, go to www.floridastatefair.com and Like the State Fair on facebook.com/floridastatefairgrounds.
The Florida State Fair Authority (FSFA) operates from revenues generated from the annual State Fair and other ongoing operations during the year. Although the FSFA is aninstrumentality of the state of Florida, it does not receive any annual taxappropriations from the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County or the state of Florida. The FSFA operates the Florida State Fairgrounds under the direction of the Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the FloridaDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services.