Arizona State Fair

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We enjoyed the lights and crowds on our fun date to Arizona State FairThe Arizona State Fair is a fantastic, fun date.  It has all the charm of a classic fair:  a ferris wheel, caramel apples, and chances to win giant stuffed animals.  Plus, there are wild rides, free concerts, and exotic food booths.

The Arizona State Fairgrounds in the daytimeYou can browse the livestock barn, or wander through the art gallery and flower and mineral exhibits. You can even shop in the Commercial Exhibit Hall.  For a quiet date, go in the daytime.  In the evening, the crowds increase and the neon lights turn on.  The atmosphere becomes carnival like.

A night time view of the crowds and action at AZ State Fair We think it adds to the fun share a giant hotdog and some cotton candy, but be warned that fair food is pricey and in no way healthy.  Deep fried twinkies, anyone?  If you are brave, you can sample exotic treats like scorpions on a stick.A ride at AZ State Fair

Daily events include a petting zoo, hot dog pig racing or some similar race, music and dance, and a hypnotist show.  There are various special events throughout the fair, such as motorcycle racing, bull-riding, a horse show, and a demolition derby.  On week-ends, check out the free concerts!   We saw the B52s perform live.  

A bunny in the livestock display at Arizona State FairA decorated cake at Arizona State FairAdmission is $10 a person.  Parking is $12 per car in the state fair lot.  There are private lots all along McDowell Road with cheaper parking, but less security.

 

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The fair has discounts almost everyday.  Check the website to find out when you can save on admission, parking, and ride tickets. 

Arizona State Fair
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.azstatefair.com

The entrance to the fair

The ferris wheel at Arizona State Fair

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