The 2012 Florida State Fair opened this weekend in Tampa. It runs through Monday, Feb. 20. With rides, side shows, unusual fair food and blue ribbon competitions, there’s plenty to see and do in a full day!
This video gives a quick overview of the fair, and shows many of the thrill rides in action:
The sticks are color-coded. The small item with the green stick is a fried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. The other two smaller items are fried Oreo cookies – the cookie itself is softened by the process. The large item is a fried Milky Way bar. Don’t estimate how many calories are in this serving!
These buildings date back to about when Elias and Flora Disney got married in Kismet, Florida (1888). Their sons later built Walt Disney World, and a very different looking Main Street USA.
The Forida State Fairgrounds are located at 4800 US Hwy. 301 North in Tampa. Fair admission is $12 for adults with free parking. See floridastatefair.com for more information.