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State Fair Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday, gates open at 10:00 a.m.
Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, admission gates will close between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.
The Midway will close approximately 1-1/2 hours after the admission gates close, weather permitting.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and President's Day, gates open at 9:00 a.m.
Midway opens at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, admission gates will close between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m.
On President's Day, admission gates will close at 9:00 p.m.
The Midway will close approximately 1-1/2 hours after the admission gates close, weather permitting.

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 U.S. Highway 301 North
Tampa, Florida 33610
Phone: 813-621-7821

There are 3 entrances into the Fairgrounds property: U.S. Hwy. 301, Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Orient Road. MLK, Jr. Blvd. U.S. Hwy. 301 are only open when there are events ongoing at the Fairgrounds. The Orient Road entrance is accessible seven days a week with 24-hour security present. Please use the proper entrance identified for each event occurring at the Fairgrounds.

HART Bus Schedule Information can be found on www.gohart.org or by calling the Info line at 813-254-4278.

Florida State Fairgrounds Physical Address:
4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610
Administrative Office Hours: Mon-Fri - 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Phone: 813-621-7821

Driving Directions to the Fairgrounds:
From Tampa or St. Pete/Clearwater via I-275 to I-4 Eastbound

U.S. Hwy. 301 Entrance Gate:
Travel on I-275 North toward I-4/Orlando and merge onto I-4 East via Exit 45B. Take Exit #7 (U.S. Hwy. 301 South) and stay in the right lane heading south for ¼ mile. Turn right into the Fairgrounds entrance. Do NOT go past the light at MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Entrance Gate:
Travel on I-275 North toward I-4/Olando and merge onto I-4 East via Exit 45B. Take Exit #5 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd/SR-574 West) and turn right off the ramp. Proceed past the Orient Rd. Fairgrounds entrance on the left-hand side.
Orient Rd. Entrance Gate:
From I-4 Eastbound only, take Exit #6 for Orient Rd. off the ramp. There will be a sign for the Fairgrounds entrance immediately on the left-hand side. Check in at the Security Guard gate for entry.

From Lakeland/Orlando area via I-4 Westbound

U.S. Hwy. 301 Entrance Gate:
Travel on I-4 West toward Tampa to Exit #7 toward US-92 W / HILLSBOROUGH AVE and merge onto US-301 south toward RIVERVIEW. ¼ mile and turn right into the Fairgrounds entrance. Do NOT go past the light at MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Entrance Gate:
Travel on I-4 West toward Tampa to Exit #5 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.). Turn left off the ramp. Proceed past the Orient Rd. the Fairgrounds entrance immediately on the left.
Orient Rd. Entrance Gate:
Travel on I-4 West toward Tampa to Exit #7 toward US-92 W / HILLSBOROUGH AVE and merge onto E. HILLSBOROUGH AVE. Proceed to the light at Orient Road and turn left. There will be a sign for the Fairgrounds entrance on the left-hand side. Check in at the Security Guard gate for entry.

Traveling from I-75 North/South (from)
U.S. Hwy. 301 Entrance Gate:
Follow the same directions as when traveling to the MLK, Jr. Blvd. , a right-hand turn at the light at U.S. Hwy. 301. The Fairgrounds entrance will be on the left-hand side across from the Holiday Inn Express and the Winghouse Restaurant.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Entrance Gate:
Traveling north on I-75, take Exit #260 (B) and merge LEFT onto DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD (aka SR-574 West). Traveling south on I-75, take Exit #260 and merge RIGHT onto DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD. Go west for 2.5 miles and pass the light at U.S. Hwy. 301. Turn right into the Fairgrounds entrance.
Orient Rd. Entrance Gate:
Follow the same directions as when traveling to the MLK, Jr. Blvd. , proceeding on MLK, Jr. Blvd. the next light which is ORIENT RD. Make a right at Orient Road. There will be a sign for the Fairgrounds entrance on the right-hand side. Check in at the Security Guard gate for entry.


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