The 2019 Greater Hillsborough County Fair opens Thursday, October 17, for two weekends of fun and entertainment! This year’s theme: Let the Good Times Grow. The fair will run October 17-20 and 24-27. Livestock shows, carnival rides and fair food are a staple at this annual event and the excitement doesn't stop there!

This year we are happy to introduce our new fair ambassador Farmer Sydney. Farmer Sydney will travel to Hillsborough County schools delivering seeds and showing children how to plant their very own gardens. During the fair, children will have the opportunity to join Farmer Sydney’s Kids Club. Membership includes an opportunity to meet Farmer Sydney, a fair food treat, a pumpkin and a hay ride.

This year’s free entertainment includes:

• Robinson's Racing and Swimming Pigs

• The popular Firefighter Show returns. Enjoy the show as firefighter extraordinaire Neal Snyder puts his young volunteers through their training.

• The Family Thrill Circus is back with amazing acts for the whole family to enjoy.

The Hillsborough County Fair boasts some of the largest youth livestock shows among county fairs in the southeastern United States. Dairy and beef cattle, rabbits, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs round out an array of more than 800 animals that will be on display and competing in our show ring.

October is spooky season and back by popular demand this year is our haunted hayride. This family-friendly hayride runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

We’ve packed even more action into our grandstand events this year. Our rodeo will be held on October 18 and 19 complete with bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and world famous rodeo clown Hollywood Harris!

The Truck and Tractor Pull is the featured grandstand event on October 25 and 26. Trucks and tractors big and small will fill the arena with smoke, noise and excitement! The famous Demolition Derby will round out the grandstand events on Sunday, October 27. Cars crashing into each other until the last one moving is declared the champion!

Don’t miss Dollar Days at the fair. Thursday, October 17 and 24, fair admission is only one dollar and each carnival ride is one dollar.

Purchase tickets in advance online or get your discount code from one of our cooperating merchant locations and your admission to the fair is FREE. A list of cooperating merchant locations and online sales are available at HillsboroughCountyFair.com.

If you don’t purchase your tickets in advance, you can still buy them at the gate. Regular adult admission to the fair is only $7, students K-12 are $5, seniors are $4, age 5 and under are free. Parking is always FREE!

From cooking to rug hooking and baking to picture taking, from sowing to growing and animals large and small there's something for everyone at the 2019 Greater Hillsborough County Fair.

Let the good times grow and we’ll see you at the fair

2019 FAIR DATES

OCTOBER 17-20 & 24-27

2019 FAIR HOURS

THURSDAY 5 PM – 10 PM

FRIDAY 5 PM – 11 PM

SATURDAY 10 AM – 11 PM

SUNDAY 10 AM – 8 PM

Past dates

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Schedules

  • Starting Thursday, October 17th, 2019, repeated every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Venue

Hillsborough County Fairgrounds

215 Sydney Washer Road
Dover, FL 33527

Contact

Briana Colston