The Florida State Fair has been a beloved tradition in the Sunshine State for over a century. Since its inception in 1904, the fair has grown and expanded, attracting visitors from across the country to enjoy its thrilling rides, exciting games, and delicious fair food.
Over the years, the fair has evolved with the times, adding new attractions and events to keep up with changing tastes and preferences. But one thing that has remained constant is the heavy presence of law enforcement to keep guests safe.
This year, in 2023, the fair was bigger and better than ever before. There was an abundance of live entertainment, including a cool dog trick, disc, and dock diving show from Extreme Dogs. A local trainer, Cassie Kennedy, made a guest appearance with her Border Collies, Renegade and Stoke, wowing the crowd with their agility and intelligence.
As always, fairgoers indulged in their favorite fair food, from classic corn dogs and cotton candy to deep-fried Oreos and funnel cakes. But this year, there were also some new additions to the food lineup, including gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and vegan-friendly treats.
Despite the hustle and bustle of the crowds and the excitement of the attractions, the fair was a safe and enjoyable experience for all. Law enforcement officers could be seen patrolling the grounds, ensuring that guests could have fun without worrying about their safety.
As the sun set on the final day of the fair, visitors left with memories of thrilling rides, tasty treats, and unforgettable performances by talented dogs. And they knew that next year, the Florida State Fair would be back, bigger and better than ever before, ready to delight and entertain a whole new generation of fairgoers.