WHERE : Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix WHEN : Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 29, 2017 Hours: Weds. - Fri. open 12 noon
Sat. - Sun. open 10am. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
DIRECTIONS : From I-10 Westbound, exit 19th Ave., turn right. From I-10 Eastbound, exit 27th Ave. left, turn right on Thomas, turn right on 19th Ave. From I-17 Southbound, exit Thomas left, turn right on 19th Ave. From I-17 Northbound, exit Thomas right, turn right on 19th Ave. From Grand Ave., turn east on Encanto.
Welcome to the one of the 5 largest state fairs in the US that easily tops over 1 million visitors every year.
In 2017, watch for the Arizona State Fair to kick off on Friday, October 6 and run through to Sunday, October 29.
What with rodeo performances, an annual lineup of concerts by major headliners, dozens of carnival rides and everyone's favorite fried foods, the Arizona State Fair is always a family-friendly hit with kids of all ages....
Like most of the more famous state fairs around the country, the Arizona State Fair began under humble circumstances.
Even before it was a state (Arizona entered the union in 1912), a group of families got together to organize the Arizona Territory Fair in 1884. Since then - save for natural disasters, crop failures and a couple of world wars - the fair has been in almost continuous operation.
Today, the fair's permanent home is at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix where each October the fair kicks off with an exciting variety of entertainment :
Figuring prominently are 75 different amusement park rides, more than a 100 food booths, and an array of agricultural exhibitions including everything from pig races to horse festivals.
Speaking of horses, another major annual attraction at the fair is the All-Indian Rodeo, which is usually scheduled when the fair is at its height. Bronco busting, bare-back riding, roping and steer wrestling are all part of the action as the rodeo thunders into the Grandstand in October.
Gary Allan, Snoop Dogg, Marilyn Manson and Rick Springfield
are major headliners at the
2017 Arizona State Fair.
2017 Arizona State Fair concert lineup
Headline entertainment is always on the menu, of course, with singers and bands from every genre represented and included free with each ticket purchase. For reserved seating, expect to pay an extra $15-$20.
This year, the Arizona State Fair concert lineup was announced over the summer featuring major acts in pop and country music throughout the fair's three week run. Except where noted, most concerts begin at 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 6: Gary Allan
Saturday, Oct. 7: Cake
Wednesday, Oct. 11: Billy Currington
Thursday, Oct. 12: Halestorm
Friday, Oct. 13: Fiesta Friday featuring Baby Bash, MC Magic, Lil Rob and Brown Boy
Saturday, Oct. 14: Gin Blossoms
Sunday, Oct. 15: Jake Miller (5 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 19: Randy Houser
Friday, Oct. 20: Cafe Tacuba
Saturday, Oct. 20: Snoop Dogg
Sunday, Oct. 22: Forever in Your Mind (5 p.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 25: Our Lady Peace
Thursday, Oct. 26: Marilyn Manson
Friday, Oct. 27: Rick Springfield
Saturday, Oct. 28: Old School Jam featuring Midnight Star, Club Nouveau, Sugar Hill Gang, the Dazz Band and Brenda K. Starr
More information about the Arizona State Fair around the Web:
Arizona State Fair -
The official site with a complete guide to schedules, concert lineup, ticket prices, deals & discounts, major attractions, photos, maps and directions.
Arizona State Fair - Wikipedia guide to the annual fair including a brief history, attendance records, concert lineup and related resources.