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