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Arizona State Fair

Friday, October 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 11:00 pm MST

From Sweet-y to E.T., treats will abound for visitors to the 2015 Arizona State Fair when it opens Friday, October 16th and runs Wednesday through Sunday until November 8th. Fairgoers can satisfy their sweet tooth and find their inner Wonka at Sweet! – A Tasty Journey, presented by Sears Vacations. This colorful exhibit features interactive displays and activities that will be sure to stimulate all five senses.

Anyone curious about extraterrestrial delights can indulge in the all new Encounters: UFO Experience, the world’s first comprehensive exhibition exploring reports of U.F.O.s, alien abductions, and encounters with extraterrestrials. Another new goody this year, Something Ridiculous, is a high-energy juggling and acrobatic act performed by slapstick stunt men Mark Wilder and VonJon. Additional bliss can be found from returning favorite attractions, including The Great American Petting Zoo, Native Spirit Dancers, The Hangout, presented by Hensley Beverage Company, and Tyzen the Hypnotist, and the Backyard. Diversions galore will also be found in the barns with Kerr’s Farm Tours, Arizona Milk Producers’ Milking Parlor, and more than 2,500 animals on display, including rabbits, goats, cattle, poultry, sheep, llama, and pigeons. Arizona’s youth will compete and parade their accomplishments during Youth Week activities October 21-25 which culminate on Saturday, October 24 at 6 pm. with the Sale of Champions, an auction benefiting Arizona youth and their animals.

Melodic sweet sounds will be heard as musical stars descend for the 2015 Coliseum Concert Series during the Fair’s 18-day run. An amazing line-up representing a diversity of genres includes Sheryl Crow, Bret Michaels, Jane’s Addiction, Gary Allan, Jason Derulo, Jackson Browne, Meat Loaf, Rick Springfield and THIRD DAY. Additional acts include Flo Rida, Natalia Jimenez, Aaron Lewis with William Elliott Whitmore, Hanson with Nelson, Jack & Jack, and Old School Jam featuring Stevie B., Lisa Lisa, Debbie Deb, Nu Shooz, and J.J. FAD. General admission concert seating is FREE with Fair admission. Fairgoers can also purchase reserved tickets at starting Saturday, September 12th at 10 am.

Familiar amusements of all kinds can be found such as thrilling rides, fabulous food, and entertaining interactive activities and demonstrations. Such delights include over 12,000 exhibits, Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Public Safety Days on October 24 and 25, Thunderbird Model Railroad Club Display, and Coco’s Pie Eating Contest on Saturdays. In addition, special Fair traditions include the 12th annual United States Armwrestling Championships on October 24; Copper Gloves Boxing, Senior Day, and Armed Forces Day, as well as dirt churning excitement in the Grandstand Arena. Scheduled events include Demolition Derby, Figure 8 Racing, Quarter Midget Racing, October Bash Fest Featuring SR1 and Democross, Grand Canyon State Promotions Presents Monster Trucks & FMX show, High School Rodeo, and All-Indian Rodeo.

Fair goers can multiply their fun for less by taking advantage of many on-line and on-site deals and discounts, including 3 Every Day 3 Dollar Discount, Passport to Savings Coupon Book, Unlimited Ride Wristbands, MetroPCS 30 Cent Thursdays, Free Hour Thursdays, Free Fry’s Fridays, and $2 Before 2pm Weekends. We Care Wednesdays Presented by Sanderson Ford returns where fairgoers can receive free admission until 6 pm on Wednesdays when they donate four non-perishable food items to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. Kids can also partake in the fun and earn three rides for by reading three books in the Read & Ride Program Presented by Salt River Project Fair guests can also get discounted unlimited ride wristbands, Fair admission, and more when they purchase by October 15 at

A tradition in the state for 131 years, the Arizona State Fair consistently supplies a healthy dose of family entertainment, homespun creations, and attractions for all ages and interests. It continues to attract numerous Arizonans each year to its location at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road, including last year’s attendance of 1,147,182.

The 131st annual Arizona State Fair runs October 16 to November 8 (open Wednesday through Sunday) and hosts a variety of fun-filled attractions, activities and rides for all ages at its traditional location at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix.

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Mark your calendar for the Fair’s 18-day run from October 16 through November 8 (open Wednesday through Sunday.) Share Something AmAZing!

Fair Dates: October 16 – November 8, Open Wednesday through Sunday.
Weekdays: Gates open at 12 noon, Saturdays & Sundays: Gates open at 10 am.
Admission: $10 for Adults; $5 for Seniors (ages 55+) and Kids (ages 5-13);
Children under 5 years are FREE
1826 West McDowell Road • Phoenix, AZ 85007
phone: 602-252-6771 • fax: 602-495-1302



Friday, October 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm MST
Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 11:00 pm MST


Arizona State Fair Grounds
1826 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007 United States
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