Field Trip Info
Welcome to the most interactive classroom in Arizona – the Arizona State Fair!
We are pleased to host educational opportunities and literacy programs for public, private, charter and home schools, as well as youth organizations. We invite your group to take part in all the Arizona State Fair has to offer in addition to the general Fair experience!
How the AZSF Field Trip Works:
REGISTER – Complete the online Field Trip Registration Form. Your registration must be received no later than October 1. All reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Register HERE.
Register for your Field Trip by October 1
CONFIRM – A confirmation email will be sent after your registration is confirmed. Please allow up to five (5) business days for your request to be processed. Prior to your confirmed date, a reminder will be emailed with check-in details. All registered children and adult chaperones will be admitted free of charge when checking in as a registered group.
ARRIVE – All field trip groups MUST check in at the designated gate between 10:00 AM-11:30 AM. Field trip groups are required to present a printed copy of their confirmation to collect their packet and gain entrance to the Fair. Admission will be charged to chaperones entering separately from their group. Field trip groups MUST check-in and enter the Fair prior to 11:30 AM. No Field Trip check-ins will be allowed or packets issued after 11:30 AM (even if group is pre-registered).
**The only item needed to check in is the emailed confirmation with your group number that you receive from the Arizona State Fair after your registration is accepted.**
2018 Arizona State Fair Available Field Trip Dates: October 11-12, October 18-19, and October 25.
Field Trip Groups are only allowed to enter between 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.
Field trip groups are encouraged to carpool if not arriving in buses. ALL cars and vans will be charged a per vehicle parking fee on all Field Trip days. Parking is available on the Main Lot. Discount Lot parking will be available starting at 10:00am in the 20th Avenue Lot (located at the SW corner of 19th Ave & Encanto). ADA parking is available in both the Main Lot and Discount 20th Ave Lot.
Be sure to register early so that we can include you on our list to receive emails and announcements for upcoming events that will help you plan for your AWESOME field trip to the Arizona State Fair!
We look forward to seeing you at the Arizona State Fair!
For all inquiries or assistance, please call us at 602-252-6771
The Main Attraction is FREE for registered field trip participants ONLY. One (1) FREE ticket will be provided for each student AND each adult chaperone per-registered with a Field Trip group. The Main Attraction for this year’s Arizona State Fair will be announced over the summer.
The Arizona State Fair Field Trip Package includes:
Designated Field Trip Dates and Times
Early Admission to the Fair (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
Free Admission to the Fair (for students and adult chaperones pre-registered and entering as part of their group)
Free Tickets for the Main Attraction (for registered students AND adult chaperones) Main Attraction opens at 11:00 am
Kerr’s Farm Tours presented by Arizona Milk Producers (Ag Center, Livestock Barns and Farm Tours open at 10:00 am)
Cross-Curricular Educational Opportunities and Interactive Curriculum (K-3rd Grade; Science, Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Fine Arts)
Arizona State Fair Attraction & Grounds Map
Arizona State Fair Experience
An Amazing Day!!
Please keep in mind that between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM, the Arizona State Fairgrounds remain very active with daily preparations for the Arizona State Fair. Golf carts, delivery trucks, and other vehicles are often found in the Fair daily between 10:00 AM – noon making deliveries before the Fair opens to the public. We ask that teachers and chaperones stay with their groups, as well as watch their students and group members closely to ensure everyone’s safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. WHAT DO SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS COST?
Field Trips are FREE (during designated dates/times) to registered students AND adult chaperones. Admission will be charged to chaperones entering separately from their group. Chaperones entering separately from their group will be required to buy a regular admission ticket at the gate ($10/person). Field trip groups are not allowed in for free admission after 11:30 AM on designated field trip days.
2. WHAT ARE THE HOURS FOR THE SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS?
All Field Trip groups MUST check in between 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the designated gate. Details for check-in will be emailed to registered groups after their registration form is accepted
3. CAN YOUTH ORGANIZATION GROUPS PARTICIPATE IN THE FIELD TRIP PROGRAM?
Yes, youth organization groups such as Boys and Girls Club, 4-H, and Boy and Girl Scouts may participate as a group in the AZSF Field Trip program only during Field Trip designated dates/times (Oct 11-12, Oct 18-19, and Oct 25; 10:00 AM -11:30 AM). Register for the AZSF Field Trip group by completing the online registration form. Register HERE.
4. HOW DO WE GET OUR MAIN ATTRACTION TICKETS?
Field trip groups will receive their packet and Main Attraction tickets when they check-in after arriving at the Fairgrounds. ONLY the number of Main Attraction tickets requested on the registration form will be provided. Additional tickets are not available at check-in. Groups that need additional Main Attraction tickets may purchase tickets onsite for $5.00/ticket at the Main Attraction. The Main Attraction opens at 12:00 PM.
5. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE INTERACTIVE CURRICULUM PACKET?
The AZSF Curriculum includes grade level appropriate lesson plans and worksheets for grades K-3, and is linked to various exhibits at the Fair. The curriculum is provided free of charge to registered groups.
6. WHAT EXHIBITS ARE OPEN EARLY DURING THE FIELD TRIP HOURS?
Several exhibits are open early just for the Field Trips! Exhibits that open at 10:00 AM include:
- Home Arts (Home Arts Building)
- Fine Arts (North Hall)
- School/4H/Textile Entries (South Hall)
- Best of Arizona (South Hall)
- All Barns (Ag Center, Animal Barns)
- Kerr’s Farm Tours presented by AZ Milk Producers (Ag Center)
- Arizona Agriculture Display (West End of Cattle Barn)
7. CAN WE STAY PAST 11:30 AM?
Your group may stay as long as you’d like. The Arizona State Fair is a HUGE interactive classroom that includes educational exhibits as well as competitive Fine Arts, Home Arts, and Livestock exhibits, and Community Stages. We encourage you to make your trip and experience more meaningful by planning enough time to take in all the Fair has to offer. We invite you to stay for an entire day!
Attractions that open at noon, when the Fair opens to the public include:
- Carnival Rides & Games
- Main Attraction
- Petting Zoo
8. IS PARKING FREE?
ALL cars and vans will be charged a per vehicle parking fee on all field trip days. Parking is available on the Main Lot. Discount Lot parking will be available starting at 10:00 AM in the 20th Avenue Lot (located at the SW corner of 19th Ave & Encanto). ADA parking is available in both the Main Lot and Discount 20th Ave Lot.
9. CAN OUR STUDENTS BRING THEIR LUNCH?
Yes, groups may bring bag lunches to the Fairgrounds. HOWEVER, no designated storage areas are available for school lunch coolers, and the AZSF is NOT responsible for lost, spoiled, or missing lunches. Fair concessions will also be available after the Fair opens at its regular time.
10. ARE FAIR RIDES INCLUDED IN THE SCHOOL FIELD TRIP?
Fair rides are not included as part of the Field Trip Package but are available after the Fair opens at its regular time at 12:00 PM.