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Arizona State Fair Fast Facts

• WHEN : September 20 - October 27, 2024

WHERE : Arizona State Fairgrounds 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix

Welcome to the one of the 5 largest state fairs in the USA - which easily attracts over 1 million visitors each year!

So get ready for an annual rodeo performances, carnival rides, deep fried Oreos, and other family fun as the Arizona State Fair opens all month long this fall, scheduled from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, October 27, 2024.

2024 Arizona State Fair concert lineup

The Arizona State Fair dropped its concert lineup over the past several years due to health and safety concerns.

Last year, a complete live concert series finally returned which was included free with each ticket purchase.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates as the 2024 Arizona State Fair concert series when they are announced over the summer.

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Walker Hayes, Becky G., Ne-Yo, and Carly
Perace headlined at last year's Arizona State Fair.

All about the Arizona State Fair

Like most of the more famous state fairs, 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.


Family fun, farm animals, ferris wheels. and deep fried everything -- only at the Fair.

DID YOU KNOW? Arizona State Fair fun facts

Marilyn Monroe at the Arizona State Fair
Marilyn Monroe grandstanding at the fair.

• In 1955, the Grandstand Arena had a co-starrring role with Marilyn Monroe in scenes from the film "Bus Stop".

• The Arizona State Fair has seen a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs over the years, including cancellation of the fair in 1918 due to the flu pandemic, closing down in the 1930's during the Great Depression, and a hiatus for several years during both World War I and II.

• In 1985, the Arizona State Fair was well on its way to becoming one of the top state fairs in the nation when it hit its record attendance of over one million people.

• In 2006, the Arizona State Fair enjoyed a record high of 1,303,690 visitors thanks mainly to a concert lineup that included the Steve Miller Band, Foo Fighters, and Gretchen Wilson.

• The Party Gras, originally the Gem and Mineral Building, was built in 1918 to showcase minerals from Arizona's mining industry. Today it stands as the oldest building at the fairgrounds.

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More information about the Arizona State Fair around the Web:

2024 Arizona State Fair
- Check out the official site with a complete guide to schedules, concert lineup, ticket prices, deals & discounts, major attractions, photos, maps and directions.

Arizona State Fair - Here's the Wikipedia guide to the annual fair including a brief history, attendance records, concert lineup and related resources.

Arizona State Fair - Trip Savvy - Check out the annual Phoenix fest with information on ticket prices, schedule, maps, directions and photos.


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