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In this episode of the This is Tampa Podcast, Rob + Jen take a trip to the Florida State Fairgrounds ๐ŸŽก to talk with Director of Sales, Terri Parnell-Longphee! Terri comes with an impressive resume, previously working for the Olympics + Visit Tampa Bay. ๐ŸŒด We discuss a TON of info, including the history of the fair (its 116 years old!)๐Ÿ“œ, the behind-the-scenes, new attractions (check out the new Craft Beer Garden ๐Ÿบ with LIVE music ๐ŸŽถ or the SOAR Bird Show ๐Ÿฆ…- with huge birds performing incredible acts!), and of course, the FOOD! ๐Ÿ˜‹ Did you know you can purchase Foodie Crawl tickets to try an assortment of Florida State Fairgrounds items?! Speaking of Fair Food, don't forget to stop by Mama Jane's Funnel Cakes for your own DELICIOUS "Orie", Peachey's Baking Co for a tasty donut (we loved the S'Mores flavor!)๐Ÿฉ, Chester's Gators and Taters ๐ŸŠ, or DeAnna's Steak Sundaes for a Deep Fried Strawberry Lemonade Shortcake ๐Ÿ“ or Steak + Eggs Sundae! Did we forget to mention you can get TONS of other one-of-a-kind fair food at the Florida State Fair!, including original Wisconson Cheese Curds ๐Ÿง€, Shrimp-N-Grits Sundae ๐Ÿค, Deep Fried Hot Chocolate, a Donut Burger ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ”, and SO much more! You'll also enjoy the Ripley's Believe It or Not! show, the Florida Department of Agriculture ๐ŸŽ area (great for kids!), a petting zoo ๐Ÿ, TONS of rides ๐ŸŽก, Cracker Country (Florida in the 1800's), and so much more! At the beginning of our epiosde you'll hear the band JUNK behind us, which uses recyclable objects to create instruments- you can find them in the NEW Craft Beer Garden ๐Ÿป by Gate 3!

The #FloridaStateFair runs for 12 days and the LAST day to attend is this Monday, 2/17โ— Make sure you go, go, GO! Did we mention parking is FREE?

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