Policies and Payment
Group Size Minimum
A minimum of 15 students is required for a field trip program.
Groups with fewer participants may be booked for a minimum fee of $105.00 (equivalent to 15 paid student admissions).
One adult (teacher or chaperone) per ten students is required and admitted for free. Additional adults pay the student rate of $7.
Adults are responsible for the behavior of the group and are required to supervise and stay with students at all times during their visit to Cracker Country.
All adult chaperones must arrive on time and enter Cracker Country with the school group. The gates into the Fairgrounds will be closed once the field trip program begins, so late chaperones cannot be admitted.
We request one payment from the school upon arrival that includes admission fees for students, teachers, and chaperones. If it is not possible for chaperones to pay through the school, please inform Cracker Country in advance of your field trip day so that we can be prepared to accommodate ticket sales to additional adults without affecting your field trip start time.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is due within 30 days of field trip registration. Program dates will not be held if deposit is not received within 30 days.
Make checks payable to the Florida State Fair Authority and mail to:
P.O. Box 11766
Tampa, Fl. 33680
The remaining balance, after subtracting the $50.00 deposit, will be due the day of your field trip. We recognize that student numbers can and do change,
so fees will be adjusted based on the number of students attending the day of your tour. We regret that we are not able to accept purchase orders so please plan to pay by cash, check or credit card when you arrive.
Please make all checks payable to the Florida State Fair Aurthority.
Cracker Country also accepts cash, Visa and Master Cards.
Field trips may be rescheduled if alternate dates are available. Groups that reschedule 30 days or more after their registration date may be subject to a $25 rescheduling fee.
All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Jennifer Wanecski or mailed to:
Attn: Cracker Country
P.O. Box 11766
Tampa, Fl. 33680
Cracker Country field trips take place rain or shine. Please encourage your class to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
In the event of severe weather...
During heavy rain or severe weather Cracker Country may cancel your field trip the day of the tour by calling the phone number you provide. Due to Florida's quickly changing forecasts a decision to
cancel will never be made prior to the date of your field trip. If Cracker Country cancels your field trip due to severe weather, we will make every effort to reschedule your group on an alternative date.
Food & Drink
No food or drink is permitted during the tour program. Please leave all lunches and coolers on the bus. There are water breaks built into your tour.
For the safety of historic artifacts and the comfort of all visitors, students are not allowed to wear
backpacks. However, adults may bring bags if necessary.