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Florida State Fair prep: Huge midway going up at fairgrounds
It's starting to look a lot like a fair out there. The midway rides for the Florida State Fair have arrived, and workers spent much of Wednesday assembling colorful contraptions that will spin you up, down and sideways — possibly making you regret your love affair with chocolate-covered, deep-fried fair food. The fair will feature rides and food for all tastes; the midway at the state fair is the largest independent midway in the country. The Florida State Fair opens Feb. 7 and runs through Feb. 18.
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