Sofia Bardelli, 10, left, and her sister Fiona Bardelli, 7, right, hang on during a ride on opening day of the Florida State Fair at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Feb. 10. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
It’s the time of year for fried food, live music and head-spinning rides
The Florida State Fair opened on Thursday featuring fried foods, entertainment and plenty of farm animals to pet. Rides included “Street Fighter” the thrill seekers or the tried-and-true Ferris wheel for the risk-averse.
From Feb. 10-21, visitors can purchase tickets to the fair, which has several discount days and even a Valentine date option.