BEHIND THE SCENES
AN ORIGINAL BLOG FROM FIRST PLACE FLORIDA
If you are a livestock exhibitor or part of a family that shows animals, the arrival of February can only mean one thing - the Florida State Fair is almost here! This year, there is so much to explore as you discover the fun at this year's state fair, and no matter if it is your first year, fifth year or fifteenth year taking part in the fun, exhibiting at and visiting our state fair is an experience not to be missed.
Always the first state fair of the year of anywhere in the United States, the 2020 Florida State Fair runs from February 6-17 in Tampa, Hillsborough County.
Whether you show cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits, dogs or llamas, are heading there on the weekend to judge with your team, or just going to visit, the things that make our state fair special are what you can do and see before and after you go into the show ring or finish up your contest.
In this edition of the Behind the Scenes blog - check out 10 things livestock people cannot miss at the Florida State Fair.
From county fairs, to jackpot shows, points series, state shows and many more in between, the number of livestock shows in Florida has grown tremendously over the last several years to reach an all-time high.
If you are reading this, you are probably someone who helps make at least one of them possible, and they wouldn’t happen without outstanding individuals like you who work hard to make them happen.
Every year is a learning curve when you are putting on a livestock show, and it takes more than a show ring and a judge to make a show. Whether it is your show’s first or fiftieth year, we know you want it to be a resounding success.
In the first edition of the Behind the Scenes blog - check out seven tips for a smooth show!