Barbara Ann’s Money Saving Florida State Fair Tips

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Photo Credit: Geno Knight

Photo Credit: Geno Knight

The Florida State Fair in Tampa swings into high gear on Thursday, February 7 and runs through the 18th. Since the fair can get expensive I have gathered information on how to get discounted fair tickets and armbands ahead of opening day – which will make it more affordable when you do go.


1.  Online – Save $4 off on admission tickets and $5 off on ride armbands when you purchase advance online tickets.
a. Advance Admission Tickets, Ride Armbands & Concert Tickets can be bought on line at (  till February 6, 2013)

2.  At Walgreens stores
a. Money saving advance tickets can be bought at most Walgreens cost: Adults Age 12 & Over $8 | Children Age 6-11 $4  |Ages 5 & Under       FREE. Midway Ride Armbands $25 (Save $5) (Regularly $30). The Days to use the armbands are February  8, 10, 15, 17, & 18. Walgreens tickets On Sale till February 6, 2013

3.  At Florida State Fairgrounds Box Office (through Feb. 6)

4.  By snail mail, phone or Fax through February 6, 2013. Call 1-800-345-FAIR (3247) Must be Postmarked by January 24, 2013

5.  During the Fair
a. The Fair will have special discount days and hours for  admission and armbands.

For the dates of the Pepsi Armband Days and other discount days click HERE.

Admission tickets at the gate if you don’t buy in advance

Monday – Friday
Adults Age 12 & Over $10
Children Age 6-11 $5
Ages 5 & Under FREE
Saturday – Sunday
Adults Age 12 & Over $12
Children Age 6-11 $6
Ages 5 & Under FREE

Parking is free at the Florida State Fair.

Address and Directions:  East Lake-Orient Park | Tampa FL 33610 | (800) 345-3247 |

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