During the 12 days of the Florida State Fair,
pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds, with the exception of service animals,
as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or animals approved as
part of an exhibition. Service dogs are those that have been individually
trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Service animals are working animals, not
pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly
related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide
comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.