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Published On: Fri, Mar 11th, 2016

Discover the Food Festival coming to Florida State Fairgrounds in April

Get a taste of the best that the Tampa Bay region has to offer when the Florida State Fair Authority hosts its Discover the Food Festival on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

The event is an expansion of the Food Truck Festival that has been held at the Fairgrounds annually for the past three years. While food trucks still will be featured, this year’s Festival includes offerings from buzzy new restaurants as well as tried and true area eateries and caterers – and the return of some Florida State Fair favorites.

The Discover the Food Festival also will highlight multicultural cuisine, including authentic Indian and Caribbean flavors. Attendees are encouraged to sample a new ethnic dish and perhaps find a new favorite.

Salume alcoholic sandwichRadio Crime, Tampa Bay’s premiere classic rock band, will headline the event. Entertainment also will include cultural celebrations. The popular Kid’s Fun Zone with an inflatable slide, bounce houses and more will make a return appearance. Announcements regarding additional attractions will be forthcoming.

The Discover the Food Festival will run from 11am to 7pm Saturday, April 30 and from 11am to 5pmSunday, May 1 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa. For more information, go to www.floridastatefair.com.

Food vendor and non-food vendor applications are now being accepted for the Festival, which attracted nearly 25,000 people in 2015. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Beth Duff at 813.627.4317 or by email at [email protected], or Brian Keller at813.627.4332 or by email at [email protected]com.

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