What to Expect at the Arizona State Fair this Year.

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Can you believe the Arizona State Fair is already here! Well its been here for a week or so now but you can still catch it until the month of October. This year brings everything you know and love about the state fair and then some.

To start, the musical acts are definitely on point. In fact, we were pretty surprised to see some of the names on the list. These artists have already performed so far:

  • Big and Rich with Cowboy Troy
  • Koolapalooza
  • Cheap Trick
  • B.O.B
  • Fiesta Friday ft. Baby Bash, MC Magic, Amanda Perez, Brown Boy, Kap-G, and Mob Fam
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Luis Coronel

With those artists past, here’s what you have to look forward to:

  • Scotty Mcreery – Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 PM
  • Cash Cash – Thursday, October 20, 7:00 PM
  • Charlie Puth – Friday, October 21, 7:00 PM
  • The Flaming Lips – Saturday, October 22, 7:00 PM
  • Jack & Jack –  Sunday, October 23, 5:00 PM
  • Slayer – Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 PM
  • Garbage – Thursday, October 27, 7:00 PM
  • Gavin Degraw and Andy Grammer – Friday, October 28, 7:00 PM
  • Old School Jam – Saturday, October 29, 7:00 PM

The Arizona State Fair really put out all the stops this year with just the musical acts alone.

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With the Arizona State Fair, you can expect the tried and true carnival rides you enjoyed growing up. They’ve also upped their game by adding a few more modern rides for you to enjoy such as Twister or Wacky Worm.

While you’re at the fair, you’ll want to visit a few of these shows or attractions listed below.

Rock U: The Institute of Rock ‘N’ Roll

The Edible Journey

Lights of the World

Jurassic Trail – A Dinosaur Adventure

Fry’s Culinary Stage

Stage of the Arts

Thunderbird Model Railroad Club Display

Kerr’s Farm Tours

Native Spirit

Great American Petting Zoo

Swifty Swine Swimming and Racing Pig Show

The Backyard

Caribbean Village

Copper Gloves Boxing

Tyzen the Hypnotist


Flying Meatball Circus

Roberto the Magnificent

FMX & Democross & Freestyle Monster Trucks

The funny thing is, this isn’t even all of them! We guarantee you’ll find at least one thing to do while you’re at the Arizona State Fair.

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Want some specials?

We Care Wednesdays, presented by Sanderson Ford

Donate 4 cans, get in FREE every Wed ‘til 6pm!

*Bottled water and ramen noodles will not be accepted.


Buy dairy, get $3 off admission!

Fast Pass

Skip the line and ride those rides!

RCS Fun Pass

Your pass to Midway Fun! Buy yours today!

Wednesday Game & Ride Discount

$2 Rides & Games All Day

Free Hour Thursdays

Get in FREE from 12-1pm every Thursday!

Thursday Unlimited Ride Wristbands

Thursday wristbands just $30!

30 Cent Thursdays

Get your coupon for 30 cent admission at MetroPCS today

Taste of the Fair

Try it all for $2/ea ‘til 6pm on Fridays excluding 10/7

Read & Ride, presented by SRP

Read 3 books, get 3 rides FREE!

Free Fry's Fridays

Spend $40 at Fry’s, get 2 adults in FREE!


Get in for just $2 ‘til 2pm every Saturday!

$2 Rides & Games All Day

Admission is half off before 2pm on Sundays.

Sunday Unlimited Ride Wristbands

Sunday wristbands just $50!


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