Florida State Fair kicks off Thursday

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida State Fair kicks off Thursday.

All of the food, fun, rides, music and exhibits open at 11 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Tampa. 

The fair runs through Feb. 21. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets for seniors are $8.

Monday – Thursday, Gates open: 11:00 a.m. Midway Opens: 1:00 p.m.

Friday – Sunday and President’s Day, Gates open: 10:00 a.m. Midway Opens: 10:30 a.m.

Entry into the Fairgrounds will not be permitted after 9:00 p.m.

Fair Buildings will close at 9:00 p.m. Outdoor Concessions and the Midway will remain open after 9:00 p.m.  Closing times will vary based on attendance and weather conditions.