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Read You Way to Free Rides at the Arizona State Fair

The Arizona State Fair returns to the valley with captivating shows, mouth-watering treats, and an exciting opportunity for kids to earn free carnival rides! 

Thanks to the Read and Ride program, Fairgoers ages 5-14 can earn free carnival rides through the magic of reading. For every book read, children can earn one free ride pass, up to a maximum of three passes per child. This unique program transforms reading into exhilarating rides, allowing the whole family to enjoy more Fair fun without extra costs!

 By combining education with entertainment, young readers can earn thrilling rewards for their literary efforts, ensuring a day at the Fair is both rewarding and memorable. 

 How to Redeem Free Ride Passes: 

  1. Pick one to three books approved by a teacher, parent, or guardian. Each child can earn up to three free ride passes, one book per ride. 
  2. Using the Official Read and Ride Report Form, share a 25-word summary and a memorable moment from the book. 
  3. Before visiting, have your teacher, parent, or guardian sign and verify the Official Read and Ride Report Form
  4. Bring the completed form inside the Shopping Pavilion during the Arizona State Fair to receive your free ride passes. Children must be present to redeem their passes.

Please note the Official Read and Ride Report Form does not include Fair admission. 

Tips For Making the Most of the Read and Ride Program:

  • Start Early: Encourage your kids to start reading a few weeks before your visit to ensure they have enough time to complete their books. 
  • Visit the Library: Take a fun trip to your local library for a wide selection of grade-appropriate books. 
  • Plan your Day: Sign up for Fair Fandom to plan your visit around the shows and events your family is most eager to experience. 

Alongside the Read and Ride program, families can enjoy a variety of free entertainment, including live music from iconic tribute bands, exciting competitive entry

showcases, and immersive livestock exhibits. With free ride passes in hand, you can make the most out of your time and enjoy all the Arizona State Fair has to offer. 

Discover the joy of reading and the exhilaration of earning free rides! Download the book report here and prepare for a day of unforgettable memories. For more information on the Read and Ride program, visit azstatefair.com.