Every year in the heart of Phoenix, the Arizona State Fairgrounds transforms into a hub of exhilarating activity, hosting an array of exhibits and attractions to dazzle your senses. Here are just a few of the Arizona State Fair attractions to get you excited about this year.

Esports Gaming World

Get your game face on at Esports Gaming World, making its first-ever appearance at the Arizona State Fair this year. As one of the largest and longest-running esports and gaming events in the world, Esports Gaming World is a must for everyone from the casual player to the uber-dedicated gamer, or for anyone who wants to answer the question, “What IS Esports?” The exciting, 18-day event makes it one of the longest running in the country and includes tournaments, virtual reality stations, gaming demos, professional teams, and celebrity streamers, plus dozens of vendors offering tech-savvy gamer gear.

Retro Arcade

Take a trip back in time at the Arizona State Fair’s retro arcade, complete with all the classic games that have been beloved for generations. Challenge your friends to a good-natured pinball competition or see who can get the record-breaking Pac-Girl score, kids and adults alike will love playing all their favorites at the fairgrounds arcade.

Grandstand Series: Monster trucks

When it comes to massive monster trucks, State Fair guests will get a front-row seat to all the monster-sized fun. Our annual Grandstand Series features events starring your favorite all-stars from the world of monster trucks, going head to head for a fiercely fun showdown.

October 11th – 13th and October 25th – 27th

Amazing Animals

Cuddle up to a variety of furry and feathered friends alike at the Arizona State Fair, where locally bred animals are on display, from goats and chickens to pigs and cows. Check out some of Arizona’s best livestock in the barns.

Grandstand Series: Figure 8 Racing

Watch daring drivers battle it out for the title of Figure 8 Racing champion, each one fighting to avoid the race-ending crashes that await around every turn. Will your favorite car take the crown or go down in a dusty cloud of disappointment? Find out with a front-row seat at the Arizona State Fair’s Figure 8 Racing event.

October 4th – 6th

Exciting Competitions

Arizona is home to an incredible mix of talents, many of them showcased at a series of competitions during the Arizona State Fair. Cheer on your favorites at State Fair competitions including those highlighting talented in dance, animal showing, cooking, arts and crafts, and so much more.


Tip your hat to the country’s most talented cowboys and cowgirls as they gather for the Arizona State Fair rodeos, making their mark in events like the high school rodeo and All-Indian rodeo. The rodeo is one of the longest-running Arizona State Fair events, a time-honored tradition that harkens back to our Old West roots. Bull riding, calf and team roping, steer wrestling, saddle and bareback bronco riding are among the rodeo highlights you won’t want to miss.

High School Rodeo – October 17th

All Indian Rodeo – October 18th – 19th

See the Fact Sheet here.

FunPass App

Download the FunPass mobile from the Apple App store for iPhones or the Google Play store for Android phones. Buy tickets direct to your phone and scan them at rides and games! ⁠

Download  here for iPhone.

Download here for Android.

Museum of Monsters

The Museum Of Monsters is an interactive visual celebration of Monsters…Creatures…and all things that go bump in the night!  Snap a selfie with the most horrifying characters of this – and other worlds. Just $5.

Make The Arizona State Fair Your
Favorite Phoenix Tradition

For decades, the Arizona State Fair has welcomed fairgoers with one-of-a-kind experiences and unforgettable attractions, making it the perfect place to make memories with friends and family. Mark your calendar for the 2019 State Fair, where you can discover everything that the fair has to offer. Every day of the fair is packed with a huge variety of events, exhibits, and attractions – there’s so much to do and see, don’t be surprised if you keep coming back for more.

Check in regularly for more information and new Arizona State Fair exhibits coming soon!