It is that time of year. The weather is beginning to cool down, autumn is right around the corner, and the Arizona State Fair will kick off this coming Friday. With plenty of food, fun, and musical acts, it doesn’t matter if you go to the fair annually, or this is your first time, there’s a bit of something for everyone at the fair in Phoenix.
The Arizona State Fair 2023 begins this Friday, September 22, and will run all the way through until October 29. So don’t worry if you’re not able to make it on opening day. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to stop by.
The Concert Series will have six performers taking the main stage, but these musicians will not make appearances until October when the chance of monsoon rains and heat has abided. This year, you can check out Walker Hayes on October 13, Becky G the 14, Ne-Yo on October 20, Brothers Osborn the 21, Violent Femmes on October 27, and Carly Pearce the 28.
Of course, there’s so much more to the fair than just musical acts, there will be rides, artisan collections, plenty of animal displays, and there are even activities you can submit your own material to. If you’re a Photographer there is a Photography show, and there will also be a student art show as well. If you are interested in taking part and submitting your work to the fair, make sure to check out the Arizona State Fair website to learn how you can enter.
Craving something loud but don’t want to stop by one of the musical acts? A monster truck rally will be held during the opening weekend. On September 22, 23, and 24 the show starts at 7:30 PM.
If you are a food lover this is one of the ultimate events held anywhere in the state. There are slated to be 86 different food vendors spread around the fairgrounds. Some of the fast food options include the classics like funnel cakes, hand-dipped corn dogs, Dole whipped goodies, and all the fried goodness you can sample. You’ll also be able to chow down on Chicago Style Hot Dogs, tacos, chicken sandwiches, licorice, and even turkey legs wrapped in bacon.
The State Fair is held at 1826 West McDowell Road in Phoenix. For more information, including a fairground map, directions for parking, and to purchase your tickets online, check out the Arizona State Fair website.