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The Florida State Fairgrounds

Location, Service, Experience, We have it all!
The Florida State Fairgrounds is a 330-acre complex conveniently located off of I-4, I-75, and Highway 301. Whether you are planning a consumer trade show, convention or elegant wedding, we have the location, service and experience to make your event a complete success.
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Expo Hall

Special Events Convention
Performance Food Group
Volleyball
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Expo Hall - Large and Versatile
• Multifuntional
• 88,000 Square Feet
• 45-foot High Ceiling
• Expands up to 140,000 Square Feet with adjacent Entertainment Hall
• Six (6) Drive Through Doors
• Climate Controlled
• Versatile Seating Layouts
• Concessions
• Dressing Rooms
• Show Office
The Expo Hall is perfect for Boats Shows, RV, or Car Shows, Conventions, Sporting events, Festivals, Ethnic or Cultural Events, and Trade Shows
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Entertainment Hall

Performance Food Group
Junior League of Tampa Bay Holiday Gift Market
Cattle Baron's Ball
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Entertainment Hall - Great Acoustical and Lighting Capabilities
• Multifunctional
• 52,000 Square Feet
• 36-foot High Ceiling
• Expands up to 140,000 Square Feet with adjacent Expo Hall
• Easy Move-in and Move-out with roll up doors measuring 10' X 20' and 16' X 20'
• Climate Controlled
• Portable Bleacher Seating for up to 5,000 Attendees
• Concessions
• Dressing Rooms or Show Office
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Special Events Center

Luncheon
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Special Events Center - Ideal for any Occasion
• Private or Corporate Parties
• Business Functions
• Trade Shows
• Sporting Events
• Multifunctional
• 40,000 Square Feet
• 25-foot High Ceiling
• Folding Acoustical Wall to Divide Space into 15,000 or 24,000+ Square Feet
• Climate Controlled • Easy Move-in and Move-out with two (2) 16' X 20' Roll up Doors
• Accommodates Over 200 Booth Spaces • Versatile Seating Layouts for up to 4,000 Attendees
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Florida Center and Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens
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Florida Center and Botanical Gardens - Perfect for Private or Public Functions
• Weddings, Receptions
• Reunions, Parties
• Fashion Shows, Fundraisers
• Upscale Trade Shows
• Meetings
• Seminars
• 12,280 Square Feet
• 18-foot Ceiling
• Climate Controlled
• Adjacent to the Botanical Gardens
• Outdoor Terrace for Entertaining
• Versatile Seating Layouts
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Pavilion

Pavilion
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Pavilion
• 11,000 Square Feet
• Climate Controlled
• Festival or Banquet Seating Options
• Receptions
• Smaller Trade Show
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Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe
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Waterfront Cafe - Perfect for Small Outdoor Gathering, Day or Night
• 3,500 Square Feet
• Open Air Space
• Covered with Side Enclosures
• Ceiling Fans
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Other Outdoor Locations

• Midway – 1,620,000 Square Feet
• Mall – 300,000 Square Feet
• Oak Grove – 80,000 Square Feet
• Terrace – 15,828 Square Feet
• North Pad – 15,000 Square Feet
• Domes – Three (3) Domes Available, 1-10,500 Square Feet, 2-6,400 Square Feet
• Cracker Country – 5 Acres
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The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center

• Horse Shows
• Rodeos
• Dog Shows
• Agricultural Events
• VIP Banquets
• Stampede Premium Covered Arena
• Outdoor Arena
• Gran Prix Arena
• Warm-up Ring
• Exercise Grounds
• 471 Horse Stalls
• Concessions
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Charlie Lykes Arena

• 62,000 Square Feet
• 45-foot High Ceiling
• Permanent Bleacher Seating for up to 2,000 Attendees
• Additional Temporary Bleacher Seating Available
• Trade Shows
• Sporting Events
• Dog Shows
• Agricultural Events
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Total flexibility and versatile accommodations allow the Florida State Fairgrounds to meet the needs of any event.
Additional Equipment and Services:
Catering and Concessions by Centerplate
Centerplate is our exclusive provider of all food and beverage services, except for Festivals and ethnic events. For all your event catering and concession needs, please contact them directly. Mike Rodgers, General Manager at Michael.Rodgers@Centerplate.com.
Security Services by Andy Frain
Security staff is available for your event. In addition, we work with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for any deputy needs.
Club Car Golf Cars by Jeffrey Allen
For golf car rentals, contact Jeffrey Allen at 800-282-6256.
Click here to visit www.JeffreyAllenInc.com.
Entrances
All gates are closed unless events are taking place. Orient Road is the 24-hour Florida State Fairgrounds service entrance.
Parking
17,000 Lighted parking spaces.
Hotel Partners
Offering exceptional service and competitive pricing, our Hotel Partners are conveniently located near the Fairgrounds.
Click here for our Preferred Hotel Partners.
RV Camping
150+ Camping spaces with full hook-ups available for exhibitors, vendors and patrons.
As a show facility, we can offer many items needed for events such as a Box Office Program, tables, chairs, stages, bike fencing and more.
For your convenience an onsite Event Coordinator is part of your facility rental.
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