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Whether you live in Prescott, Scottsdale, or Superstition Springs, the Arizona State Fair probably looms large on the entertainment calendar. This epic celebration occurs annually in the month of October and features attractions, competitions, and entertainment for everybody under the sun. Use these quick FAQs to get ready to load up the family and friends in your 2019 Honda CR-V, and plan for a day sure to be filled with memorable moments.

When is the 2019 Arizona State Fair?

The Arizona State Fair is scheduled to run from October 4th to October 27th this year. It is open Wednesday through Sunday and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. General admission to the fair is $12 for adults, kids and seniors are $8. The gates open at noon Wednesday through Friday and 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Most exhibitions close at 9:00 PM, but the midway stays open until about 11:00 PM or later whenever the lights on the Grande Wheel turn off.

Where is the Arizona State Fair?

The Arizona Exposition and State Fair are situated at 1826 West McDowell Road in Phoenix. The venue is located near the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 10, so getting there from any corner of the state is a snap. If you are thinking of driving in from the nearby cities of Tempe, Chandler, or Surprise, you will be relieved to know that parking is abundant on the State Fair property and at other privately owned lots nearby.

What Concerts are Included This Year?

Every year the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum is host to a wide array of featured artists performing popular music from today’s charts and your parents’ playlists. General admission comes with your ticket, but reserved seats are also available. Headliner talent for this year’s fair includes Billy Currington, Pat Benatar, Stryper, and Lil Pump. Check the Fair website for a complete lineup. Stop by the Community Stage and enjoy more free entertainment from local artists, and you may see somebody up there from your hometown of Mesa or Avondale, or elsewhere.

Concerts at the Arizona State Fair

Are There Rides, Animals, and Food?

Come to the Midway with all your favorite rides from a carousel for the kids to heart-pumping sky-spinners for the young-at-heart. The livestock buildings provide close up encounters with cattle, rabbits, poultry, horses, and a variety of other farm animals. There are competitions for art, cooking, and gardening. Moreover, of course, you will find plenty of deep-fried deliciousness at all the food vendors.

Petting Zoo and Animals at the Arizona State Fair

What About eGaming?

This is something new for the Arizona State Fair for 2019. ESports Gaming World will be hosting its own pavilion this year, with professional demonstrations and head-to-head competitions with amateurs. Check out the latest platforms, the hottest games, and pick up some new gear. If this isn’t quite your speed, you can spend some quarters in the throwback arcade featuring favorite games from the glory days.

No matter if you want to spend one day or several at the Fair, the easiest way to the there is to drive! Visit your Local Valley Honda Dealer and check out the 2019 Honda Pilot or the 2019 Honda Passport with plenty of room for you, the youngsters, and all the treasures that you find at the fair.