It all started in 1904. The American Flag only had 45 stars, Theodore Roosevelt was our president, and Florida was on an up swing. It was also the year that T.J. Laud-Brown (the manager of the Tampa Bay Hotel) came up with a great idea to drive traffic to the Tampa area. His plan was to bring the biggest fair in Florida to Tampa! He worked hard to convince the city founders and the rail line that they needed to bring the South Florida Fair to the grounds of the Tampa Bay Hotel.
The South Florida Fair Association was formed and plans for a new exhibition were proposed. That first Fair had simple attractions and was held in a single building on a 27-acre plot adjoining the Henry B. Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel, where the University of Tampa stands today. This event soon was known as the Florida State Mid-Winter Festival and was the place to be! Families from near and far would come to the festival to play games, eat fair food and win bragging rights for their prized bull, best pie, or most beautiful quilt.
In 2019 the Florida State Fair is brings the “bragging rights” to a new level and thats no bull. It’s taking the fan favorite, smashing and crashing DEMOLITION DERBY and making it TWICE AS BIG! And who better to bring the destruction then Florida’s own “TOUR OF DESTRUCTION”. That’s right this time around with $1,000 to win on the line, with the winner getting real bragging rights.
Spots for this Demolition Derby are limited to only 15 entries as we will be accepting
“THE BEST OF THE BEST”
($30 Entry Fees to enter)
[Entry Fee is being used to save your entry spot & must be prepaid]
FEBRUARY 10TH 2PM - Florida State Fair, Tampa
BONE STOCK 4 & 6 CYL. DEMOLITION DERBY