Countdown To Fair Fun On A Stick

Opening Day SEP 23rd



Arizona Plaza Agriculture Center Wesley Bolin Building Party Gras Parking Lots Home Arts Center Hacienda De Mexico Grandstand Arena Arizona Veterans' Memorial Coliseum Backyard (with stage) Exhibit Building

Frequently Asked Questions

Your safety and welfare at the Arizona State Fair is important to us! All purses, backpacks, and diaper bags are subject to inspection. Guests may be subject to walk-through metal detectors, pat down searches and/or magnetic wanding.

To minimize touch points and wait times (and maximize your fun), we strongly encourage you to buy Admission tickets prior to arriving at the Fair.

We want Arizonans to be safe and healthy.  Masks are more than strongly encouraged.

There will not be a Season Pass this year.

Due to financial, safety, and fluidity of the touring industry, we are not hosting Coliseum Concerts this year.

  • Yes! The Grandstand series will be as follows:

October 1-3: Figure 8 Racing 

October 8-10: Monster Trucks

October 14-16: Rodeo (High School & All Indian)

October 20-21: Quarter Midget

October 22-24: Monster Trucks

October 28-30: Figure 8 Racing

  • We want you to perform! Deadline to enter is September 24th. 

Enter here:

Yes. Entries information is available here:

5 Steps – How to Fair in 2021

The 2021 Arizona State Fair Fair is October 1st – 30th, open Wednesdays-Sundays. Your health and safety is our top priority, so we’ve worked to ensure your visit is fun and stress-free. 

*Our team is monitoring COVID conditions and will continue to make adjustments to operational plans inline with recommendations from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control.

For a fun and safe visit to the Arizona State Fairgrounds, all guests must abide by our Code of Conduct. If you have questions regarding the Code of Conduct, please visit the Security Office located at the southwest corner of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The following are strictly prohibited at the Arizona State Fair:

  • Disorderly, disruptive, harmful or criminal conduct
  • Unlawful possession of alcohol, narcotics or illegal substances
  • Possession of any article defined as a weapon

Guests attending the Arizona State Fair may bring in one unopened 20oz bottled water per guest. However, Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited. All containers, backpacks, purses, and bags are subject to search. There are no food/beverage storage facilities available. Please note there may be certain areas, exhibits, or events within the fairgrounds with different restrictions.

For guest safety, drones are not permitted on or around the fairgrounds at any time.

If you lost something during the Arizona State Fair and are still at the Fairgrounds, stop by the Security Office at the SW corner of the Coliseum. If you lost something and aren’t at the Fairgrounds, please call our Support Center at 602-252-6771.

When you enter the Arizona State Fairgrounds, photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, or inclusion on websites. You further waive all rights you may have to any claims in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication. All guests must abide by our Code of Conduct. If you have questions regarding the Code of Conduct, please visit the Security Office located at the southwest corner of the Coliseum. or visit our website at We hope you enjoy your time at the Arizona State Fair!

Guest Services is available during the Arizona State Fair. They are located inside the white building northwest of the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum and also available outside the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum on the Southwest corner. There are also many information booths on the fairgrounds to answer questions or help direct you to the place you wish to visit.

Please be prepared as the items listed below are not allowed on the Fairgrounds. If these items are found at the Admission Gates, guests have the option of taking the item(s) back to their vehicle or voluntarily surrendering the item(s). Surrendered items will not be returned.

  • No outside food or drink
  • Firearms
  • Pepper spray or mace
  • Tasers or any type of stun device
  • Knives with a blade longer than 2”
  • Sharp metal objects
  • Anything else that could be considered a weapon
  • Narcotics or illegal substances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass bottles
  • Sharpies
  • Laser pointers
  • Selfie Sticks

WATER BOTTLES (No outside food or drinks are permitted)
Water bottle refill stations are available on the Fairgrounds. Guests may bring in one 20oz factory sealed bottle of water or an empty refillable water container.