Come on down! Get your popcorn, kettle corn, caramel corn, corn dogs, cotton candy, candy apple, nachos or whatever your guilty pleasure is when Fair time comes around! There is nothing like spring time in Florida. The weather makes for a great day to spend at a fair and when it comes to Fairs, there are plenty to choose from in the Sunshine State. The visitors to this state can keep plenty busy choosing where to go and which concession stands they are going to choose.
The two largest events attended during this season are the Florida State Fair, which is always held in February and The Strawberry Festival which is always late February to early March. Both of these events pull many vendors, concession stands and visitors. Between the entertainment, the rides and the food trailers there is never a lack of something to do or something to eat!
Along with those big fairs are several other events that pull people in. There is the Kumquat Festival, Pioneer Days, Fly Wheelers (4 weekends a year), the Manatee Fair and Pasco Fairs. All of these fairs are spaced out nicely so that snowbirds always have something to do and visitors can usually hit one or two on a visit as well. It is a great way to welcome in the spring weather…rides, food, entertainment and fun.
Steve Loew – Tampa Branch Manager