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  1. People walk along food booths at the Florida State Fair in 2020. The fair returns for a 12-day run April 22-May 2.
  2. The Florida State Fair, pictured in February 2020, will kick off Thursday in Tampa.
  3. A scene from Jobsite Theater's production of Shakespeare's "Henry V."
  4. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year.
  5. This pickle pizza is one of the new offerings at the Florida State Fair this year. From Angela's Pizza, it has a white garlic sauce base, topped with mozzarella cheese and dill pickles. Garnished with ranch and dill seasoning after it comes out of the oven.
  6. Large letters that say Fairgrounds are being painted and will have glitter added to them during a sneak peek at the progress of Fairgrounds St. Pete, an interactive art-technology experience in the Warehouse Arts District.
  7. Brad Paisley, shown performing at his 2011 H20 Tour in Tampa, returns to the bay area in July for three outdoor shows in Florida that month.
  8. Married artists Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett stand with their piece, “Currency: Climate Exchange,” which is on display in "Expanding Waters" at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo.
  9. A royal joust performance will be among the features of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. The popular medieval festival is moving this year from its longtime home at MOSI in Tampa to Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City. It runs weekends through May 23.
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