Arizona State Fair 2016

The Arizona State Fair is one of the 5 largest state fairs in the US. It is an annual state fair held in Phoenix, Arizona which is officially known as The Arizona Exposition and State Fair.  More than a million visitors take part in this fair every year. This year the Arizona State Fair will be scheduled to start on October.


Arizona State Fair was initially held in 1884, in Phoenix. Since then Phoenix remained the venue for this fair. The fair couldn’t be held regularly due to cotton crop failure, the Great Depression era and World War II. But after 1946, the fair has been taking place regularly every year. It was a territory fair until Arizona was established as a state.

Major Attractions at the Arizona State Fair

  • The fairgrounds host a variety of different tradeshows, events and entertainment.
  • The Maricopa County Fair
  • The Arizona National Livestock Show
  • The Maricopa Home and Garden Show
  • 75 carnival rides, 110 food booths, and 300 commercial sales booths make the fair one of the best fairs in U.S.
  • Live entertainments including concerts by major headliners. There will be singers and bands from every genre. Performers such as Rihanna, Kid Rock, Blake Shelton, the B-52s, Selena Gomez, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Miranda Lambert, Goo Goo Dolls were part of this fair in the past years. This year’s concert line-up is expected to happen in September.
  • All varieties of regional foods
  • Rodeo performances

All these key ingredients make this fair a family-friendly hit altogether.