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.

The 2022 Arizona State Fair opens Friday, September 23 through Sunday, October 30.

Open NOON Thursdays through Sundays.

Closing time varies with attendance, usually 11 p.m.  Rides will stop after the La Grande Wheel goes dark.  The Shopping Pavilion closes at 10 pm.  Livestock Barns close at 9 pm.

NW corner of the Coliseum in the white building, or SW corner of the Coliseum next to Security.  [email protected].

Your safety and the safety of others is a crucial element to having fun at the Fair. Purses, backpacks, fanny packs, and diaper bags are subject to inspection.  Guests may be subject to walk-through metal detectors, pat down searches and/or magnetic wanding.

For a fun and safe visit to the Arizona State Fairgrounds, all guests must abide by our Code of Conduct 

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


If you have questions regarding the Code of Conduct, please visit the Security Office located at the southwest corner of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

  • Outside food or drink
  • Firearms
  • Ammunition 
  • 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
  • Marijuana 
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass bottles
  • Laser pointers
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Sharpies 

Surrendered items will not be returned.

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

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, check 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, or email [email protected].

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. For questions about media email [email protected]