The Arizona State Fair is an annual state fair, held at a permanent fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona.
When is Arizona State Fair in 2016 :
In 2016, the Arizona State Fair will be held from 7 to 30 October 2016. (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays).
The origins of the Arizona State fair start in 1884, when residents of the Arizona Territory organized the Arizona Territorial Fair to provide family entertainment. The fair was held near the banks of the Salt River, just west of Central Avenue. Entertainment included horse, pony and mule races, while agriculture, cattle (dairy and beef) and home economics were the common exhibits.
Today, the Arizona Exposition and State Fair (official name) is held at fairgrounds located at 1826 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85007.
The fairgrounds serve as a host facility for a number of different tradeshows, events, and entertainment. The fairgrounds is the location for the Maricopa County Fair, the Arizona National Livestock Show, the Maricopa Home and Garden Show, and more.
Today, the Arizona State Fair typically has around 75 carnival rides, 110 food booths, and 300 commercial sales booths.
The Arizona State Fair is considered to be one of the top 5 state fairs in the country drawing well over a million visitors every year.
The highest attendance achieved by the fair was in 2006 which was at 1,303,690 when the fair was held over a 21-day period running from October 13 – November 5.
Photos of Arizona State Fair 2016 :
For a complete calendar of events, and schedules for the Arizona State Fair Visit Official Website – http://www.azstatefair.com/