Commissioner Adam H. Putnam to Kick-off Florida State Fair on Thursday

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Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam will kick-off the annual Florida State Fair on Thursday, Feb. 8. The Fair runs from Feb. 8 through Feb. 19.

Media is welcome to attend the following opening day events; however, please note that these events are not open to the general public:

6:15 a.m.
Flip the Switch” Media Event
Midway Sky Eye, Across from the Florida Welcome Center
Commissioner Putnam, along with Governor Scott, Attorney General Bondi and CFO Patronis, will open the 2018 Florida State Fair with first responders by “flipping the switch” to turn on the lights of the midway. *Please arrive by 6:15 a.m., the actual flipping of the switch will be at 6:35 a.m.

7 a.m.
“Fresh From Florida” Breakfast
Agriculture Hall of Fame Building
Commissioner Putnam, along with Governor Scott, Attorney General Bondi, and CFO Patronis will join local farmers, ranchers and representatives from Florida’s agriculture community for a casual breakfast, featuring “Fresh From Florida” products.

12 p.m.
Governor’s Day Luncheon  
Charles M. Davis Special Events Center
The Governor will provide the keynote address at this annual Florida State Fair luncheon.

Please enter the Florida State Fairgrounds at the Orient Road Security Gate, located at the intersection of Interstate 4 at Orient Road. Parking is behind the Special Events Center. Media must RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. to to attend the events. Directions are available at

To view a map of the Florida State Fairgrounds, click here.

For more information about the Florida State Fair, visit


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