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Arizona State Fair

1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ, 85007, United States
TEL: (602) 252-6771

Originally founded as the Arizona Territorial Fair in November 1884, this three-week event now takes place in mid-October at the Arizona State Fairground off West McDowell Road. Each year, the fair hosts concerts by some of the nation’s top music artists, with past performers including Trace Adkins, 3 Doors Down, and Snoop Dogg. Highlights also include carnival rides, dance performances, a beer festival, a cupcake challenge, and animal exhibits, such as a petting zoo and Valentine’s Performing Pigs. Of course, the deep fried food, ranging from gravy and meatballs to watermelon and bubble gum, is also a major draw.

Insider Tip:

For the best discounts, visit the fair on Friday before 6 p.m. for “happy hour,” which includes half price admission and $2 rides, games, and food.


Open / Closes
  • Admission
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Advance Tickets
  • Concession
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Multiple Days
  • Parking Available
  • Restrooms

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