History of the Fair
The first Arizona State Fair was held in 1884, so long ago it precedes Arizona’s 1912 statehood. Events included horse, pony, and mule races; exhibits included agriculture, home economics, dairy and beef cattle. Today, competition is held in culinary arts, fine arts, home arts (sewing, crafts, mineral & jewelry), horticulture, photography, student art, and youth development. There is also an all–Indian rodeo!
Attendance in 2013 was about 1.2 million visits.
Sorry, no pets allowed on the fairgrounds.
Various discounts are available on different days. Click to Arizona State Fair discounts.
Map of Arizona State Fairgrounds
Click to a 2014 Arizona State Fair map.
Official Food List
After all, man cannot live on deep fried Twinkies alone. This year, try a deep fried bacon wrapped peanut butter cup! Click to the official food list for the 2014 fair.