Directions to the News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo

Driving Directions to the Fairgrounds:

Florida State Fairgrounds Physical Address: 4800 US Hwy. 301 North, Tampa, FL 33610

From Tampa or St. Pete/Clearwater via I-275 to I-4 Eastbound

U.S. Hwy. 301 Entrance Gate:

Travel on I-275 North toward I-4/Orlando and merge onto I-4 East via Exit 45B.  Take Exit #7 (U.S. Hwy. 301 South) and stay in the right lane heading south for ¼ mile. Turn right into the Fairgrounds entrance.  Do NOT go past the light at MLK, Jr. Blvd.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Entrance Gate:

Travel on I-275 North toward I-4/Orlando and merge onto I-4 East via Exit 45B. Take Exit #5 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd./SR-574 West) and turn right off the ramp. Proceed past the Orient Rd. light and the Fairgrounds entrance is on the left-hand side.


From Lakeland/Orlando area via I-4 Westbound

U.S. Hwy. 301 Entrance Gate:

Travel on I-4 West toward Tampa to Exit #7 toward US-92 W / HILLSBOROUGH AVE and merge onto US-301 south toward RIVERVIEW.  Head south ¼ mile and turn right into the Fairgrounds entrance.  Do NOT go past the light at MLK, Jr. Blvd.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Entrance Gate:

Travel on I-4 West toward Tampa to Exit #5 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.). Turn left off the ramp. Proceed past the Orient Rd. light and the Fairgrounds entrance is immediately on the left.


Traveling from I-75 North/South (from Ocala/Sarasota area) 

U.S. Hwy. 301 Entrance Gate:

Follow the same directions as when traveling to the MLK, Jr. Blvd. entrance, however make a right-hand turn at the light at U.S. Hwy. 301.  The Fairgrounds entrance will be on the left-hand side across from the Holiday Inn Express and the Winghouse Restaurant.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Entrance Gate:

Traveling north on I-75, take Exit #260 (B) and merge LEFT onto DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD (aka SR-574 West). Traveling south on I-75, take Exit #260 and merge RIGHT onto DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD. Go west for 2.5 miles and pass the light at U.S. Hwy. 301.  Turn right into the Fairgrounds entrance.

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