2014 Florida State Fair Music Headliners

This year’s music headliners include:

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Florida State Fair Free Events, Activities, Shows & Exhibits Craft Exhibits

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Florida State Fair
Free Events, Activities, Shows & Exhibits
Craft Exhibits

Demonstrations – Competitions 1. Hibiscus Show 2. Basket Making 3. Decorative Art Demonstration /Competition 4. Sewing Competition 5. Baking Competition 6. Food Preservation Competition 7. Fine Ar t Competition 8. Fine Art China Painting 9. Adult and Youth Photography Competition 10. Needlework Competition 11. Cooking Demonstrations 12. Scale Models Competition 13. Fine Hand Crafted Furniture Competition 14. Wood Turning Competition 15. Wood Carving Competition 16. Horticulture Competition 17. International Wine Competition 18. Exotic Fruit Tasting 19. Antique Displays 20. High School All State Art Competition

Entertainment: 1. Zoom ‘N Through 500 Years of Florida Fun Musical Journey 2. Discovery Center by the Tampa Bay History Center 3. High School Jazz Festival 4. Fireworks Display 5. Baton Competition 6. Cheer and Dance Competition 7. Big Band Concert 8. 4 – H Festivities and Fashion Show 9. Washboard Willy and Wanda 10. Oscar the Robot 11. Steve t he Pretty Good 12. Dwayne Hill 13. Elvis Extravaganza Impersonator Competition 14. Yesterdaze 70 ’s Show 15. Dennis Lee 16. Hotel California 17. International Stage (entertainment all day every day) 18. Leon Jacobs 19. Lawn M ower Races 20. Disco K9’s World Famous Disco Dogs 21. Distinguished Men of Brass 22. Spanish Lyric Theater 23. Johnny Lowry 24. Lloyd Mabrey 25. Susie McIntire (sister of R eba) 26. Ashley Shannon Animal Acts,

Shows & Exhibits 1. Kachunga Alligator Show 2. Welde Bears 3. Circus Hollywood 4. Exotic Petting Zoo 5. Hollywood Racing Pigs 6. Youth Dog Show 7. Purebred Dog Show 8. Jack Russell Terrier Races 9. Draft Horse Show 10. Draft Horse Pull 11. Carriage & Drivin g Horse Show 12. Paso Fino Horse Show 13. Donkey and Mule Show 14. Mounted Law Enforcement Training & Critique 15. Mounted Drill Team 16. Mounted Shooting Demonstration 17. Appaloosa Horse Show 18. Florida Ranch Rodeo 19. Milking Parlor 20. Youth Steer Futurity 21. Youth Swine Show 22. Youth Sheep S how 23. Open Beef Show 24. Youth Beef Show 25. Open Dairy Show 26. Youth Dairy Show 27. Open Dairy Goat Show 28. Youth Dairy Goat Show 29. Open Boer Goat Show 30. Youth Boer Goat Show 31. Open Pygmy Goat Show 32. Purebred Poultry Show 33. Youth Poultry Show 34. Open Rabbit and Cavy Show 35. Youth Rabbit Show 36. Youth Llama Show 37. Pigeon Display 38. Live Florida Wildlife 39. Live Fresh Water Fish 40. Live Salt Water Fish 41. Open Llama Show

Educational / Agricultural Exhibits 1. Steam Engine & Machinery Exhibit 2. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Exhibit including: · Live Florida Wildlife Up Close · Live Fresh Water Fish · Live Salt Water Fish · Wildlife Challenge · Boating Safety · Fish & Wildlife Habitats · Fish & Wildlife Questions Answered by Professionals 3. Ag Hall of Fame Building · Florida Agriculture: Then and Now 500 Year Traveling Exhibit · Ag Hall of Fame Museum/Inductees · Insect Encounters · Florida Commodities including : o Strawberries o Beef o Pork o Peanuts o Citrus o Florida Honey 4. Salute to Ag Tent · Hands on Milking Demonstrations · Mooternity Ward – View Dairy C ow s Birthing · View B aby F arm A nim als 5. Old Farm Machinery 6. Ag Venture – Children’s Learning Agricultural Adventure · Butter Making · Make a Plant Necklace · Squeeze Oranges · Learn About Hydroponics · Learn about the Beef and Swine Industries 7. Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition – New Museum 8. Florida Forest Discovery Center 9. Hay Bale Contest 10. 4 – H/FFA Agricultural Exhibits 11. Rabbit spinning in Rabbit/Poultry Barn

Cracker Country 1. Tour Okahumpka Train Depot and watch model trains. 2. Learn about telegraphy. 3. See a complete collection of Florida Governor’s oil portraits. 4. Tour the boyhood home of Florida’s 25th Governor, Doyle E. Carlton. 5. Learn about quilting. 6. Learn about 1890’s kitchen gardens. 7. Learn about antique roses and herbs. 8. Learn about early bee keeping in rural Florida. 9. Watch antique tool demonstrations. 10. Watch a blacksmith make tools and other useful things. 11. Tour the Carlton – Woodbery Exhibit Gallery. 12. Listen to Miss Annie and Mollie recite an 1898 school lesson. 13. Watch corn being milled into meal and grits. 14. Explore an early country store and learn about the art of the barter. 15. See people dressed as they would have been in 1898 in rural Florida. 16. Listen to old time gospel music in the old church. 17. Learn about spinning and weaving at the Rural Folk life Area. 18. Learn about early Florida foodways. 19. See how food was cooked over an open fire. 20. Learn about rug hooking. 21. Learn about chair caning. 22. See how banjos were made from gourds. 23. Explore the small two – room Smith House. 24. Learn how soap was made in early rural Florida. 25. Play with old time folk toys at the Hands – On Farm 26. Grind corn at the Hands – On Farm. 27. Wash clothes on a scrub board at the Hands – On Farm. 28. Try your hand at field work at the Hands – On Farm 29. See old fashion split rail fences. 30. Learn about old time coiled pottery. 31. Learn how to weave decorative pieces fr om cabbage palm leaves. 32. Learn how hams were cured and smoked in early rural Florida 33. Watch sugar cane syrup being made. 34. Watch old time printing presses being operated. 35. Print your own post card. 36. Pick up a copy of the Cracker Country Chronicle. 37. Tour an early post office and have a Cracker Country cancellation stamped on it at the Post Office. 38. See how baskets are hand woven, pine needle, sweet grass and reed. 39. Watch cow whips being made. 40. Learn how Florida Crackers got that name. 41. See how dolls were made from corn shucks. 42. Watch a reproduction log cabin being built. 43. Listen to old time country and bluegrass music. 44. Learn how to make a broom. 45. See antiques from the late 1800s. 46. Learn how cream was churned into butter. 47. Learn how saddles are made. 48. Have your early Florida history questions answered by highly trained and talented docents. 49. Learn how wooden bowls and spoons are made. 50. Watch Mollie, the mule; pull the sweep that turns the cane mill to grind sugar cane. 51. Visit the new cow camp to listen to a first person interpreter tell about cow hunting in the 1800’s. 52. See a display of antique sewing machines and learn how they work. 53. Watch The Cracker House Artists at their best under the trees. 54. Learn how Shaker boxes were made and used. 55. Watch chairs being made. 56. Learn how to make a duck decoy. 57. Watch benches and birdhouses being made.

Have more questions about the Florida State Fair? Give them a call
813-621-7821 or toll free 1-800-345-FAIR (3247).

Need a place to stay? Here is a list of hotels near the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

 

2014 Tampa Food Truck Festival

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Have you ever wanted to be part of something “BIG” and set a record doing so?  Well, we have a great opportunity for you to do both. Our goal is to beat our current record in the Guinness Book of World Records!

This two day event will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds on March 29, 2014, Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday March 30, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Generation Food Truck and the Florida State Fair Authority are teaming together again to create an event to assemble the most food trucks in one area at one time, and we call it the “World’s Largest Food Truck Festival “EVER.”

We are looking to have over 200 food trucks, live music, bounce houses for the kids and a car show to entertain the guests that will be attending the event.  Find hotel rooms near the Florida State Fairgrounds

2013 NSRA Southeast Nationals Plus at Tampa, FL

National Street Rods Association presents the Southeast Street Rods Nationals Plus
Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa Florida

 
hotrodSpectator Hours
Friday, October 11th, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13th, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

– Spectator Ticket Prices:
$14.00 – 13 years and older
$5.00 – children 6 through 12
Free – children 5 and under when accompanied by an adult

A special discounted $12.00 admission is available for military personnel with

proper military identification, NSRA member with their current membership card

or anyone 60 years of age and older. One discounted admission per person.

 

Find maps/hotels near the fairgrounds in Tampa

Last day of the 2013 Florida State Fair

-- Country/pop singer LeAnn Rime

Monday, February 18, 2013

Gates open at 10AM – Let the Fun Begin!!

CLICK HERE for Over 100 FREE Things to See and Do!

This is it! Your last chance to “Discover the Fun” until February, 2014

Family Fun Day

Only $20 Admission for up to Four (4) People sold only at the Fair

Student Day

Surrounding Hillsborough County Students Receive a FREE Fair Ticket

Pepsi Armband Day

Bring and empty Diet Mountain Dew can and SAVE $5 off a Midway Ride Armband

Regular Ride Armband Price of $30 – You SAVE $5 – You Pay $25

PAY ONE PRICE, RIDE ALL DAY!

$5 Admission after 5PM

Concert
LeAnn Rimes
Acoustic Guitar Performance
Limited Intimate Table Seating
V.I.P. Table $140 ($35 per ticket)
Table Seats 4 and is sold only by the Table
Call 813-627-4360 to reserve your table now!
Premium Seating $30 and Reserved Seating $25 Available Online
Entertainment Hall at 7:30PM

NEW Conquista”TOUR” 

Get your map at the entrance and take a self-guided adventure through the Florida State Fair.

DISCOVER AND EXPLORE NEW AND UNIQUE EXHIBITS

Discovery Center by the Tampa History Center located in the Family Living Center

Florida Cattlemen’s Ranching Museum across from the Steam Engine

Florida’s Learning Garden near Gate 3

Florida Agriculture: Then and Now located in the Ag Hall of Fame

Lloyd Mabrey at the Florida Living Center at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM

Family Theater

Dennis Lee at the at 11AM, 1PM, 5PM

Hotel California at 12PM, 3PM, 7PM

Yesterdaze at 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM

Zoom ‘N at 12PM and 3PM at the Entertainment Hall

Take a musical journey through 500 years of Florida

Welde Bear Show at 12PM for play in the pool, shows at 2PM, 4PM, 7PM

Racing Pigs at 12:30PM, 2:30PM, 4:30PM

Exotic Petting Zoo in the Ag Area from Open to Close

“Disc-Connected K9’s World Famous Frisbee Dogs” at 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM

Kachunga Alligator Show at 12PM, 2PM, 4PM

International Community Stage

Distinguished Men of Brass at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM

Spanish Lyric Theatre at 6PM, 7PM, 8PM

Circus Hollywood at 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM

Sandtastic Sand Sculpture located under the South Dome; All Day, Every Day

Strolling Entertainers – Daily from 11AM to 5PM

Oscar the Robot

Runa Pacha

Willy’s Washboard Jamboree

Magician Dwayne Hill

Hi Pockets

Steve the Pretty Good

Livestock Schedule of Events

9:30AM – Youth Dairy Show – Cow Classes

3PM – Champion of Champions Contest

4PM – Youth Poultry Released

4PM – Pre-Junior (Pee Wee) Poultry Released

4PM – Youth Dairy Released

5:30PM – Champion of Champions Dinner

Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Cracker Country

A Rural Living History Museum

Explore the Museum 10AM – 6PM

Center Stage Entertainment at 11AM, 2PM, 4PM featuring The Bits of Grass

ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE

Locate hotels near the Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa Florida
Or for hotel info call 1 800 632-3303
Driving Map to the Florida State Fairgrounds

Senior Day at the 2013 Florida State Fair

UF/IFAS Logo

UF/IFAS Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Gates open at 10AM – Let the Fun Begin!!

CLICK HERE for Over 100 FREE Things to See and Do!

The Woman of the Year in Agriculture Luncheon 12:00 PM – By Invitation Only

Located at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center Pavilion

Fair Admission Ticket is required to enter the Fair after the Luncheon

Discount Deals of the Day

Taste of the Fair Day – Food Specials – TBD

Senior Day

Senior Admission Tickets at the Fair $8

Purchase before February 7, 2013 and SAVE $2

Advance Purchase after Discount $6

$5 Admission after 5PM

CONCERT Series Begins TODAY!
“Starship”
Featuring Mickey Thomas
Tickets are $15 and $10 – Does not include Fair Admission
Entertainment Hall at 7:30PM

NEW Conquista”TOUR” 

Get your map at the entrance and take a self-guided adventure through the Florida State Fair.

DISCOVER AND EXPLORE NEW AND UNIQUE EXHIBITS

Discovery Center by the Tampa History Center located in the Family Living Center

Florida Cattlemen’s Ranching Museum across from the Steam Engine

Florida’s Learning Garden near Gate 3

Florida Agriculture: Then and Now located in the Ag Hall of Fame

Lloyd Mabrey at the Florida Living Center at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM

Family Theater

Dennis Lee at the at 11AM, 1PM, 5PM

Hotel California at 12PM, 3PM, 7PM

Zoom ‘N at 12PM, and 3PM at the Entertainment Hall

Take a musical journey through 500 years of Florida.

Welde Bear Show at 12PM for play in the pool, shows at 2PM, 4PM, 7PM

Racing Pigs at 12:30PM, 2:30PM, 4:30PM

Exotic Petting Zoo in the Ag Area from Open to Close

“Disc-Connected K9’s World Famous Frisbee Dogs” at 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM

Kachunga Alligator Show at 12PM, 2PM, 4PM

Circus Hollywood at 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM

Spanish Lyric Theatre on the International Community Stage at 6PM, 7PM, 8PM

Sandtastic Sand Sculpture located under the South Dome; All Day, Every Day

Mounted Police Training and Exhibit in all arenas at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at 8AM

Strolling Entertainers – Daily from 11AM to 5PM

Oscar the Robot

Runa Pacha

Willy’s Washboard Jamboree

Magician Dwayne Hill

Hi Pockets

Steve the Pretty Good

TODAY IS IFAS DAY AT THE AG HALL OF FAME

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (IFAS)

Livestock Schedule of Events

10AM – Open Dexter Show

11:30AM – Open Hereford Show

1PM – 5PM – Youth Steer Arrive

2PM – Open Limousin Show

2PM – 7PM – Open & Youth Boer Goats Arrive

4PM – Open Simmental Show

5PM – 7PM – Youth Rabbit Released

Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Cracker Country

A Rural Living History Museum

Explore the Museum 10AM – 6PM

Center Stage Entertainment at 11AM, 2PM, 4PM featuring The Bits of Grass

ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE

Locate hotels near the Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa Florida
Or for hotel info call 1 800 632-3303
Driving Map to the Florida State Fairgrounds

Midway Ride Armband Day

State seal of Florida

State seal of Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gates open at 10AM – Let the Fun Begin!!

CLICK HERE for Over 100 FREE Things to See and Do!

Discount Deal of the Day

Midway Ride Armband Day

$30 at the Fair

Purchase before February 7, 2013 and SAVE $5 – After Discount – You Pay $25

PAY ONE PRICE, RIDE ALL DAY!

NEW Conquista”TOUR” 

Get your map at the entrance and take a self-guided adventure through the Florida State Fair.

DISCOVER AND EXPLORE NEW AND UNIQUE EXHIBITS

Discovery Center by the Tampa History Center located in the Family Living Center

Florida Cattlemen’s Ranching Museum across from the Steam Engine

Florida’s Learning Garden near Gate 3

Florida Agriculture: Then and Now located in the Ag Hall of Fame

Family Theater

Dennis Lee at the at 11AM, 1PM, 5PM

Hotel California at 12PM, 3PM, 7PM

Susie McEntire at 2PM, 4PM, 6PM

Cheer and Dance Competition at 9AM to 7PM in the Entertainment Hall

Welde Bear Show at 12PM for play in the pool, shows at 2PM, 4PM, 7PM

Racing Pigs at 12:30PM, 2:30PM, 4:30PM

Exotic Petting Zoo in the Ag Area from Open to Close

“Disc-Connected K9’s World Famous Frisbee Dogs” at 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM

Kachunga Alligator Show at 12PM, 2PM, 4PM

Circus Hollywood at 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM

Spanish Lyric Theatre on the International Community Stage at 4PM, 5PM, 6PM

Johnny Lowry at the Waterfront Café at 12PM, 2PM, 4PM, 6PM

Sandtastic Sand Sculpture located under the South Dome; All Day, Every Day

Bob Thomas Equestrian Center

Appaloosa Horse Show in the Covered Arena at 8AM

Miniature Donkey & Mule Show in the West Ring at 8AM

Strolling Entertainers – Daily from 11AM to 5PM

Oscar the Robot

Runa Pacha

Willy’s Washboard Jamboree

Magician Dwayne Hill

Hi Pockets

Steve the Pretty Good

TODAY IS BEEF DAY AT THE AG HALL OF FAME

Livestock Schedule of Events

8AM -1PM – Open & Youth Beef Cattle Arrive

Open – Hereford, Limousin, Dexter & Simmental

Youth – All Other Youth Beef Cattle

8AM – Youth Goat Judging Contest (7:30AM – Registration)

After Judging Contest Open Goat Show – Senior Show (Pay)

8AM – Youth Dog Show (Brace, Rally, Agility & Team Competition)

11:30AM – Youth Goat Judging Contest Awards

12 Noon – Youth Swine Show

4PM – 6PM – Purebred Poultry Released

5PM Goats Released

5PM -Youth Swine Released (or at conclusion of Show)

7PM – Beef Exhibitor Dinner

Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Cracker Country

A Rural Living History Museum

Explore the Museum – 9AM – 6PM

Community Performance Groups will be performing at the Church

9AM – 6PM – Gospel Jubilee

3PM – Centurians Gospel

4PM – Knights Baptist Church Choir

Center Stage Entertainment at 11AM, 2PM, 4PM featuring Southern Express Bluegrass

ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION WITHOUT NOTICE

Locate hotels near the Florida State Fairgrounds Tampa Florida
Or for hotel info call 1 800 632-3303
Driving Map to the Florida State Fairgrounds