Looking for something fun to do while your kids are off school this President’s Day? Catch the last day of the Florida State Fair in Tampa. That’s what we’re doing this year (as their guest). We attended the fair last year, and were amazed by how much the fair offers. You could literally get there in the morning, stay all day, and still not get the chance to experience everything.
Special for this President’s Day, students with ID from Sarasota, Manatee, Polk, and Pinellas Counties will get free admission. Even if you don’t have a student in one of these counties, you can still get $5 admission when you bring a Coca-Cola product can or bottle. The parking is always free! While you can experience a ton with just the admission, we’d recommend purchasing the additional unlimited ride bracelet. Your kids will want to go on everything.

FL State Fair Info


Florida State Fairgrounds at
Florida State Fair Authority
4800 U.S. Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610


Friday, Saturday, Sunday and President’s Day, gates open at 9:00 a.m.
Midway opens at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and President’s Day, admission gates will close between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m.
The Midway will close approximately 1-1/2 hours after the admission gates close. Weather permitting.

Here are just some of the activities and events available on President’s Day:

  • Circus Hollywood
  • Sea Lion Splash
  • Welde’s Bear Show
  • Hollywood Racing Pigs
  • K-9s in Flight
  • Fritters
  • Max Power
  • Dennis Lee
  • One Man Band
  • Josh Knotts Extreme Illusions and Escapes
  • Kazual – An Acapella Quartet
  • The Ninja Experience
  • Solution Action Sports Extreme BMX and FMX Show
  • Professor Smart Science Show
  • Lazer Light Shows at Night
  • Midway Sky Eye- Largest Traveling Big Wheel
  • Country Gold Tour 2018 Fair Line-up Leroy Van Dyke , Rhonda Vincent, Moe Bandy , T.G. Sheppard (VIP Seating & Packages Available)
  • PBS Kids Fun Zone – Located in the Florida Center, The PBS Kids Fun Zone is the largest gathering of PBS Kids Characters ever assembled! Imagine meeting Clifford the Big Red Dog, Peg + Cat, Arthur, Curious George, and The Man in the Yellow Hat, Elmo, Jet Propoulsion, Nature Cat, Buddy Dinosaur, Katerina Kittycat, Maya and Miguel, Word Girl, and the Super Why team, all at the Florida State Fair. Each day of the fair, multiple characters will be available to meet their fans. There will also be fun family activities such as dance parties, book readings, and incredible crafts and activities, all brought to you by your friends at WEDU. Discover the Fun at the PBS Kids Fun Zone, 10 am – 6 pm daily in the Florida Center
  • There are tons of exhibits and special events for this day. You can see the full schedule HERE.

Buy Tickets:

Weekend Prices: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Presidents’ Day (holiday)
$13 for Adults
$7 for Children, ages 6-11
5 and under are FREE!
$35 Anyday Ride Armband – Armbands do not include admission.
Ride Armbands are one time use only.The Batcopter tour is not included in the purchase of a ride armband.
Click HERE to Buy!
Batcopter Ride Prices:
Single $40
Single Child $30
Double Orbit $50
Photos are available for $10 or $20

Get Social with the Florida State Fair

• Facebook: @floridastatefairgrounds
• Twitter: @flstfairgrounds
• Instagram: @flstatefair
• YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCYULKWl-FlN6FzDFldZuoTw

Disclosure: We were not monetarily compensated for this post, but will be receiving tickets and other amenities for sharing this information and our review of the event afterward. All opinions expressed are my own and all information above was personally researched by myself.