Gasparilla what? The big party coming up is the Florida State Fair, which runs from Thursday to Feb. 15. It will be packed with cute baby animals, rides galore and deep-fried delicacies, such as what you see here: deep fried bratwurst. Rumor has it fair chefs are cutting out the middleman and making deep fried butter. Can't you just hear arteries clog? If you want to go and save a little dough (but not the fried kind), get to a Sweetbay Supermarket or the fair box office by Wednesday to get discount gate admission tickets ($8 ages 12 and older; $4 ages 6-11; free ages 5 and under). You can also get discount coupon books, ride sheets and ride armbands at the box office by Wednesday. Call (813) 621-7821 for box office hours and more information.
Bring energy, appetite to Florida State Fair
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