The Florida State Fair runs through February 21 and features one of the nation’s largest midways, an array of farm animals, and everything imaginable deep-fried on a stick. Get out your walking shoes! Don’t miss this annual tradition.
On days when weather permits, Cracker Country offers an authentic glimpse into rural Florida life; when night falls, the fairgrounds come alive with illuminated displays featuring large Florida icons as well as festive holiday-inspired installations.
Excellent Zoo at Audubon Zoo is one of New Orleans’ must-see summer attractions, boasting numerous water slides such as an alligator one, spider monkey soakers, jumping water spouts, an enormous alligator water slide, and snake water-spitting snakes. In addition to all this watery fun, you’ll also find shaded seating, family restrooms, and a Snack N’ Splash concession stand, as well as The Cool Shop selling swimwear, towels, and other summertime necessities – not forgetting Roman Candy cart with its famous taffy sticks!
Experience exotic animals close-up and personal, such as sloths and kangaroos, while Wrestler Brian Knobbs body slams them! Additionally, educational attractions offer information about wildlife conservation. Don’t miss this incredible event!
At this year’s event, attendees will enjoy watching an exotic bird show, animal adoption station, and Q&A session from Cool Zoo, while children can have a blast exploring their animal walk-thru to meet and feed a variety of furry creatures!
Visitors to the Gator Run lazy river can unleash their wild side by floating for seven minutes through it, with rafts included as part of the ticket price. It is an unforgettable experience and a must-see attraction for visitors of all ages!
Cool Zoo has collaborated with nationally recognized headliners such as Fearless Flores from America’s Got Talent, Dog Lovers Day, and Robot Renegades in an EPIC event for the first time. This once-in-a-lifetime experience promises to be unforgettable!
This year’s Festival of Lights will boast over one million twinkling displays along a two-mile drive-thru route, including six magical realms and Florida-themed scenes. Additionally, there will be performances by internationally known musical artists and plenty of fun activities for everyone in your family to enjoy.
Fearless Flores Thrill Show offers the perfect thrill-seeker experience. This dynamic show showcases ground, aerial, and specialty acts that will have you on the edge of your seat – everything from human cannonballs and motorcycle highways in the sky to Wheel of Destiny performances where performers balance on rotating wheels while remaining balanced is featured here!
This family-friendly event features a variety of animals and activities sure to engage guests of all ages, including Cool Zoo’s wildlife conservation exhibit and Robot Renegades competition, with real battlebots competing against each other. Furthermore, visitors can explore the Family Fun Tour Florida State Fairgrounds Zoo Zone to meet exotic creatures such as sloths, lemurs, and kangaroos up close and personal.
Victor and Linda Flores have six children ranging in age from 22 months to 8 years. Their daredevil children were an instant hit on America’s Got Talent, landing the family a place in the quarterfinals. On their initial performance, they rode their dirt bikes crisscrossing around a globe called “Globe of Death,” with Victor standing as its center point.
Although their lifestyle may seem extreme, the family still wants their kids to attend traditional schools and experience what their parents did as kids. Homecoming and prom events should not be missed out on, which is why homework time will still be set aside while on the road. Furthermore, they also use a recreational vehicle as their living space.
The family has also made modifications to their act, including adding a bungee jump and motorbike in the air. Their latest addition is the sway pole, which allows them to perform more tricks and heighten audience excitement. They hope to keep drawing crowds to their feet with world-class acts utilizing this 50-foot pole supported by steel rings; their next performances include The Thrill Show and Wheel of Destiny, which will leave viewers on edge.
Dog Lovers Days
State Fairgrounds will become your new go-to spot if you love dogs. The annual American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show will take place here this year; unfortunately, tragedy struck on June 13, when an RV with multiple dogs caught fire at Tampa fairgrounds; many of those killed perished as a result; their handlers and breeders mourn their losses while an official GoFundMe has been set up to collect funds for families of deceased dogs.
The State Fairgrounds also features a premier equestrian center and hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival each year, boasting world-renowned facilities that draw top riders. Events hosted there have generated more than $3 Million in prize money over time! As well as providing revenue through sponsorships, ticket sales, and concessions sales for events held there, these fairgrounds give jobs to local governments while simultaneously raising tax revenue through concession sales.
The largest ride midway in the nation offers nonstop entertainment for families and thrill-seekers alike. Offering more than 90 rides, from classic carousels and teacups to white-knuckle thrill rides, there is something here for all types of riders at any level of thrill-seeking. Additionally, agricultural exhibits, hands-on learning experiences, and games that explore Florida farming and ranching history all contribute to making an experience unlike any other!
Another excellent way to enjoy a day at the State Fairgrounds is with an exquisite meal from one of their many food vendors. You will find some of the finest fried foods anywhere – from delicious Cheeto cheeseburgers and deep-fried batter-coated Angus beef patties filled with cheese to steak and eggs sundaes made up of fries covered in cheese, a fried egg, and sirloin steak – not forgetting their famous cheese-topped hot dogs!
The Florida State Fairgrounds are open Monday to Thursday from 11 am and Friday through Sunday from 10 am, offering admission ranging from $10 to $ 15 for adults while kids five years old or younger enter free. Parking is complimentary. Located at 4800 U.S. Hwy 301 N in Tampa, for more information, please visit floridastatefair.com
At the end of this month, The Family Fun Tour will arrive in Tampa to deliver its exciting variety of entertainment acts – Cool Zoo, Fearless Flores, Dog Lovers Day, and Robot Renegades will make up this once-in-a-lifetime experience designed to please every member of your family. There will be four zones explicitly created to offer something enjoyable to everyone in attendance.
In the comic book universe, Robot Renegades are an underground group of robots fighting for the supremacy of machines over organic life. Doc Magnus recruited them to assist him in defeating Death Metal Men, but it is unknown why they agreed. Their ranks consist of Wargor, Zebok, and Diotrax, each having distinct appearances and abilities such as concentration or dispersal capabilities as well as communicating through an attached reel-to-reel tape player on their chests.
Robot Renegades is a group that organizes combat robotics tournaments and events in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of the National Havoc Robot League (NHRL), featuring competitions of 3lb, 12lb, and 30lb competition weight classes. Furthermore, this league promotes robot fighting by engaging the general public with this hobby – encouraging people to build their bots!
Visitors will experience LIVE combat robot fighting, interact with natural robot builders, and even drive a robot at this tournament. Also featured will be live performances by National Hobby Robot League Champions Witch Doctor and Kraken, and their team captains will be on hand to meet fans and potential new builders. Finally, guests are also welcome to take advantage of participating in “Dog Zone”, competing their dogs on lure courses or participating in pet contests – all pets welcome with a small fee!