You're Invited to Arizona's Largest Classroom!
Thanks for visiting! Our 2013 school field trip program registration is now closed. Reservations will be online soon.
The fair offers many educational exhibits and activities, in addition to an all-around fun time for kids! Use this resource page to download all the information you will need to reserve your school field trip. Applications will be online soon.
Special for school field trips:
Field Trip Dates:
Tentative dates for Home School - Oct. 16, 23, & 30
Tentative dates for Regular Schools - Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, & 31
If you have questions about school field trips, please call 602-252-6771.
Questions for school field trips
1. Can we bring school lunches?
Yes. Classes may bring bag lunches to the Fairgrounds.
2. If yes, where do we put them?
Along the wall in the northwest corner of the North Coliseum Hall, in the area indicated.
3. What time do the rides start?
Rides open at 12 noon.
4. What time do the food stands open?
A limited number of food booths will be open at 12pm. All booths and rides will open at noon.
5. What days are wristband days?
6. What are the hours for school field trips?
All School field trips must check in between 9am - 11:30am. Check-in location will be sent with confirmation. Cars and vans will park in the employee parking lot, located at the northwest corner of 19th Ave and Encanto Blvd. You will receive your confirmation, check in location, parking passes, tickets and other information after the application deadline, via postal mail.
7. Where do we redeem the Ride & Ride forms?
Avoid waiting in line by using our Will Call option. Submit your student's signed forms at least three days prior to your class field trip date, then pick up the ride passes when your class is at Guest Services, located on the southwest corner outside the Coliseum. Guest Services and rides open at 12 noon Wednesday - Friday. The students must be present to pick up ride passes. Please send your class forms to:
School Field Trips
Attn: Read & Ride
Arizona State Fair
1826 W McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Or, Read & Ride forms may be redeemed at Guest Services, located on the SW corner outside the Coliseum. Guest Services opens at 12 noon.
8.Where do we get a Read and Ride form?
9. Can we stay all day?
School Field Trips may stay as long as your transportation is available.
10. What is there for kids to do?
Great American Petting Zoo: Pet, feed and learn about many different kinds of animals.
View Animals on Display:
Teachers MUST complete and return the Class Permission Form (enclosed) prior to entering the exhibit. No exceptions.
More attractions for children are being booked. Check azstatefair.com for the latest updates.
12.What do school field trips cost?
Costs: 1 Teacher/Chaperone to 5 students FREE, additional teachers/chaperones must pre-pay $5.00. All children are free. Fee will be waived if school is special needs/ADA school.