A Full Lineup of Fun Awaits This Weekend at the Arizona State Fair

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A Full Lineup of Fun Awaits This Weekend at the Arizona State Fair

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? The Arizona State Fair has an extensive list of activities and events to chose from. Here’s a rundown of the discounts, deals and attractions you’ll find there on Saturday & Sunday:

Today at the Arizona State Fair: Saturday, October 22

All Indian Rodeo at 2pm with Finals at 6:30pm in the Grandstand

Village Inn Pie Eating Contest at 2pm on Uncle Bob’s Community Stage
The Flaming Lips at 7pm in the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum

Today’s Fair Value:

  • $2 before 2 – Admission is just $2 before 2 p.m. on Saturdays. All gate discounts must be used at time of purchase. Not valid in combination with any other offer.
  • FREE Park & Ride – Park at the Arizona State Capitol located at 17th Avenue and Washington Street and ride the shuttle to the Fair. Shuttles start at 6 p.m. and run until 1 hour after the Fair closes.
  • Read and Ride, presented by SRP- Children ages 5-14 can earn 3 Fair ride passes by reading 3 books and completing Official Read & Ride book report form
  • AZ Milk Producers 3 Every Day 3 Dollar Discount – Receive $3 off one regularly-priced Fair Admission any day when you bring in a receipt showing the purchase of three dairy items – one product of each of the following: milk, cheese, and yogurt. Any brand accepted.
  • $5 Parking available at 20th Ave

Today’s Fair Top Picks:

  • C&H Contest: Candy – 10am; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • Thunderbird Model Railroad Club Display-1900 sq. ft. HO scale model railroad layout features over 2,000 feet of hand laid track, scratch built structures and hand painted scenery; under Grandstand
  • Ballet Folklorico Fuego – 10am; Cultural Stage
  • Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pig Show – 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm; Coliseum North
  • Heart and Sole Performing Arts – 11am; Wallace & Ladmo Stage
  • Native Spirit Dancers -11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm; Cultural Stage
  • Godfrey the Magician – 11am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 8pm; North Avenue Stage
  • Girl Scouts Cheer and Dance Troupe 1141– 12pm; Uncle Bob’s Community Stage
  • My Kids In Sign – 12pm; Wallace & Ladmo Stage
  • Mitchell Marionettes – 12pm, 3pm, 7pm; Six Points Lawn
  • Dancin’ Spirit – 1pm; Uncle Bob’s Community Stage
  • rePercussion – high energy, expert percussionists, create rhythmic grooves and funky dance beats – 1:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm; South Avenue Stage
  • Village Inn Pie Eating Contest – 2pm; Uncle Bob’s Storage Community Stage
  • All Indian Rodeo – bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback bronc, calf roping, steer wrestling and team roping – 2pm with Finals at 6:30pm; Grandstand Arena
  • Evolve Dance and Fitness – 3pm; Uncle Bob’s Community Stage
  • Spotlight Youth Theatre – 3pm; Wallace & Ladmo Stage
  • Flying Meatball Circus – 4pm, 6pm, 9pm; North Avenue Stage
  • RaMagik Belly Dance — 4pm; Cultural Stage
  • Jody’s Star Entertainers – 4pm; Wallace & Ladmo Stage
  • Tyzen, Master Hypnotist – 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm; South Avenue Stage
  • ARODZ Music – 5pm; Uncle Bob’s Community Stage
  • The Hallelujah Blues Band – 5pm; Wallace & Ladmo Stage
  • Akala Hula Studio — 7pm; Cultural Stage
  • Twinstep – 8pm; Uncle Bob’s Storage Community Stage
  • The Talents – 9pm; Wallace & Ladmo Stage
  • Rock U: The Institute of Rock n’ Roll -Experience the evolution of rock and roll; south end of
  • Jurassic Trail – A Dinosaur Adventure – featuring five life size animatronic dinosaurs as well as educational information; Backyard
  • Lights of the World – unique international lantern arts festival that combines the age-old Chinese tradition of lantern festivals with cutting-edge technology and lights; South Hall
  • Amazing Rocket Display and Slot Cars Presented by Geoffrey Kerbel – all day; Home Arts
  • Caribbean Village – Shopping, Beer, Wine, and the Hangout!
  • The Edible Journey Interactive Exhibit – Explore the incredible story of how your food gets to your plate in this interactive exhibit; Party Gras Building
  • The Flaming Lips – 7pm; Veteran Memorial Coliseum

Today in Home Arts

  • Wood Artist Linda David – Witness real creativity up close and personal – all day
  • Arizona Basket Weavers – 10am – 2pm – view the artistry of basket weaving
  • Mulqueen Contest – Tote Bag – Youth – 11:30am
  • Starlight Stitchers – 12pm – 4 pm – Demos of stitch by stitch masterpieces
  • Susan Meyer-Weidhaas – 12pm – 5pm View the intricate work of her stained glass as she designs pieces for display
  • Hugga Bears Demonstration – Books and bears alike come to life – all day
  • Lacey Ladies – 12pm – 4pm – Learn how to make bobbin lace, tatting and lace collars for clothing
  • David Stansberry – Get a personalized wooden coin with your name for your very own keepsake – all day
  • Jewelry Artist Clint Webb – See amazing jewelry designs come to life – all day

Today in the Agriculture Center/Cattle Barn

  • Animals on Display – Sheep, Llamas, and Rabbits – Showing and Judging
  • Great American Petting Zoo – Cattle Barn
  • Arizona Milk Producers Milking Parlor – Cattle Barn
  • Great American Petting Zoo – Cattle Barn
  • Kerr’s Farm Tours – Babies of all kinds – goats, pigs, ducks, chicks, sheep, a calf; Agriculture Center

Today in the Hangout presented by Hensley Beverage Company

  • Hensley Beverage Company Presents Meet the Brewer – Four Peaks and Arizona Farms Cheese samples compliments of United Dairymen – 1pm
  • Hensley Beverage Company Presents Meet the Brewer Mother Road and Arizona Farms Cheese samples compliments of United Dairymen – 4pm
  • Jackie Fontaine Ultra Lounge Show – 6pm & 8pm
  • Catalina Comedy with Derek McFarland – 9pm

Today in the Coliseum South & North

  • Jeremy Simmons Carne Asada Demonstration -10:30am; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • Fry’s Price is Right Game – 11:30am; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • Pat Barton Canning Tips – 12:30pm; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • Arizona Street Artists Live Mural Paintings with Featured Artist Sierra Joy with JJ Horner– 8’x4’ murals come to life, 1pm, 5pm, 8pm; North of Coliseum
  • AZ Foodie – Food Photography Demonstration – 2pm; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • Danziesen Butter Making Demonstration – 4pm; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • Tres Leches Demonstration – 5pm; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • Arizona Community Mural Project – Fairgoers can contribute to the found-object mosaic mural; Coliseum North Hall
  • Fine Arts Silent Auction – Bid on beautiful handcrafted works of art by local artists. Support the Arts!; Coliseum North Hall
  • rePercussion – 8:30pm; North of Coliseum

Today’s Fair Food Find: Picked Cheese on a Stick, Bacon Nutella Pickle, Pickle Fries – Take your pick or pickle at Get Pickled O Pete’s on the Midway.

Looking Forward to Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Fair:

  • $5 Admission 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Admission is half off before 2 p.m. every Sunday during the Fair! All gate discounts must be used at time of purchase. Not valid in combination with any other offer.
  • Unlimited Wristband Day $50-With the price of admission, Sunday Unlimited Ride Wristband available for $50. Wristbands sold until 9 p.m. on Sundays ($50). Honored until 11 p.m.  Valid for unlimited rides on One Sunday ONLY (October 9, 16, 23, or 30).
  • $2 Games – Midway Games are just $2 all day Sundays.
  • Meet Daisy the Cow, AZ Milk Producer’s Mascot – 11am; Fry’s Food Stores Culinary Stage
  • FREE Park & Ride – Park at the Arizona State Capitol located at 17th Avenue and Washington Street and ride the shuttle to the Fair. Shuttles start at 10 a.m. and run until 1 hour after the Fair closes.
  • Jack & Jack – 5pm in the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum

Details on all of the Fair’s events and attractions can be found at www.azstatefair.com.

Fair Dates: October 7 – 30, Open Wednesday through Sunday.
On weekdays, gates open at 12 noon, and at 10am on Saturdays and Sundays.
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 . www.azstatefair.com

 

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