2014 Florida State Fair features largest traveling roller coaste - WFLA News Channel 8

2014 Florida State Fair features largest traveling roller coaster, admission discounts

Posted: Updated:
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

This year, the Florida State Fair will offer 110 free things to do to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the fair.

The fair opens Thursday, Feb. 6 with "Heroes Day". All active, reserve, former or retired Military Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firemen, and First Responders will be admitted free with valid identification.

There will be other special discounts during the fair, which continues through Monday, Feb. 17.

The Florida State Fair is the first state fair in the nation.

This year's fair will feature North America's largest traveling roller coaster, along with many other rides.

Fair-goers will be able to see animals and livestock and bizarre side-shows like sword swallowing and fire eating. A FMX Motorcycle Thrill Zone will entertain thrill seekers.

Of course, the fair always has a wide variety of foods to choose from, for those who want to grab a bite to eat.

For those who like live music, headliners for the fair's four featured concerts include America, Country Gold, Sister Hazel and Uncle Kracker.

Adult regular admission is $11 Mon-Fri and $13 Sat-Sun. Children (ages 6 to 11) regular admission is $6 Mon-Fri and $6 Sat-Sun. Kids ages 5 and under are free.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Florida State Fair website and at Walgreen's stores.

Here's the schedule for discounted admission and other fair discounts-

  • Friday, Feb. 7: Student Day. Students at Hillsborough County Schools receive free admission, tickets distributed at schools.
  • Saturday, Feb. 8: 4-H & FFA Day, Free admission for 4-H & FFA members with member identification or jacket.
  • Sunday, Feb. 9: Student Day. Students at Hardee County Schools receive free admission, tickets distributed at schools.
  • Monday, Feb. 10: Senior Day. Ages 55+ pay $9 admission at the gate. $5 admission after 5 p.m. Taste of the Fair Day, smaller portions for a smaller price.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: Senior Day. Ages 55+ pay $9 admission at the gate. $5 admission after 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12: Senior Day. Ages 55+ pay $9 admission at the gate. Midweek Midway Madness, ride armband cost, $15 at 3 p.m., sold only at the fairgrounds.
  • Thursday, Feb. 13: Senior Day. Ages 55+ pay $9 admission at the gate. College Day, ride armband costs $20 at 3 p.m. Sold only at the fairgrounds.
  • Friday, Feb. 14: No admission discount, but couples can register to win a free cruise for two. Drawing will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Expo Hall.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15: 4-H & FFA Day, Free admission for 4-H & FFA members with member identification or jacket.
  • Sunday, Feb. 16: Student Day. Students at Citrus, Highlands and Marion County Schools receive free admission, tickets distributed at schools.
  • Monday. Feb. 17: Student Day. Students at Manatee, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota County Schools receive free admission, tickets distributed at schools. Family Fun Day, $20 admission up to four people. Sold only at the fairgrounds.

The Florida State Fairgrounds' location is 4800 U.S. Highway 301 in Tampa. For more information go to the Florida State Fair website https://www.tytixhosted.com/scripts/max/71.180.171.83-2000/maxweb.exe

  • 8 On Your SideMore>>

  • RECALL: Fruit at trader Joe's & Costco

    RECALL: Fruit at trader Joe's & Costco

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:35 GMT
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
  • How thieves clone your credit cards

    How thieves clone your credit cards

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:15:02 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card number had been stolen until she tried to withdraw money from her bank account. "A couple weeks ago I tried to get money out to pay my power bill and there was nothing in it."
    Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card number had been stolen until she tried to withdraw money from her bank account. "A couple weeks ago I tried to get money out to pay my power bill and there was nothing in it."
  • How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    How to find out if sinkholes are in your neighborhood

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:25 GMT
    A 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photoA 2004 sinkhole in Deltona was four lanes wide. Associated Press file photo
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
    Wondering if there are sinkholes in your neighborhood? Or, are you purchasing a home and want to know about sinkhole activity in the area?
  • NewsMore>>

  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Crist ahead in new WFLA poll on governor's race

    Crist ahead in new WFLA poll on governor's race

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:00:35 GMT
    Democrat Charlie Crist jumped to a six-point lead over Gov. Rick Scott in a new News Channel 8 gubernatorial race poll released today. Crist, the former governor running to reclaim his old job, is ahead 46-40, giving Crist the biggest margin registered in the poll since it launched this spring.
    Democrat Charlie Crist jumped to a six-point lead over Gov. Rick Scott in a new News Channel 8 gubernatorial race poll released today. Crist, the former governor running to reclaim his old job, is ahead 46-40, giving Crist the biggest margin registered in the poll since it launched this spring.
  • FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

    FOUND: Bradenton girl after argument with dad

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:27:44 GMT
    Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours.
    Bianca Unique Agustdottir, 11, had a fight with her dad at the apartment on 53rd Avenue West in Bradenton Monday evening, and disappeared for hours.
  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.