2023 Arizona State Fair: Prices, parking, deals and more

The 2023 Arizona State Fair is just around the corner, and we’ve got all the juicy details you need to make the most of this year’s fair extravaganza. From thrilling performances to mouthwatering food, and everything in between, this guide will ensure your visit is unforgettable!

“When and Where?” ????️????

The Arizona State Fair kicks off on Friday, October 13th, at 4 pm, and the fun continues until October 29th. You’ll find all the excitement at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

“Getting In: Prices and Admission” ????????️

Getting into the fair is a breeze. For adults, admission is just $15, and the best part? Kids 7 and younger get in absolutely free! Don’t worry about your bags; you can bring them along, but it’s faster to have a clear one for security checks.

“Feast Your Taste Buds: Food Galore!” ????????

One of the highlights of any fair visit is the food, and the 2023 Arizona State Fair doesn’t disappoint. While you can still grab classic favorites like corn dogs and funnel cakes, be sure to keep an eye out for these exciting new menu items:

  • Deep-fried Oreo ice cream sandwich: A heavenly treat for dessert lovers.
  • Cereal-filled cannoli: A unique twist on an Italian classic.
  • Fruit Roll-up Dole Whip: Sweet and refreshing!
  • Hot Cheeto and Cheese Chicken on a Stick: For those craving something spicy.
  • Pickle tamale bites: A delightful fusion of flavors.

“Rides and Thrills” ????????

Get ready for adrenaline-pumping action at the fair! You can explore haunted houses, ride roller coasters, enjoy carousels, and take a spin on four Ferris wheels, plus a whole lot more. To make your experience smoother, here’s what you need to know:

  • Tickets for rides are available onsite or through the RCS Funpass App.
  • On the app, you can snag deals like 16 tickets for $20, 40 tickets for $50, 60 tickets for $75, or 80 tickets for $100.
  • Rides vary from 1 to 14 tickets.
  • Want to go all out? On Thursdays between noon and 6 pm, you can grab an unlimited ride wristband for just $50.
  • Inside the fairgrounds, don’t forget to pick up a fast pass for rides, priced at $30

“Unmissable Performances!” ????????

This year, the fair is bringing back major musical acts to the coliseum. For only $25 (which includes your fair admission), you can catch some incredible shows:

  • October 13th: Groove to Walker Hayes’ tunes.
  • October 14th: Get ready to dance with Becky G.
  • October 20th: Ne-Yo will have you singing along.
  • October 21st: Rock out with Brothers Osborne.
  • October 27th: Enjoy the legendary Violent Femmes.
  • October 28th: Carly Pearce will serenade you.

1: Can I buy tickets online in advance?

Absolutely! You can purchase tickets online through the RCS Funpass App for added convenience.

2: Are there any special discounts available?

The fair offers some fantastic deals through the app, so be sure to check those out. Plus, kids 7 and younger get in for free!

3: What’s the best time to avoid long lines at the rides?

Thursdays between noon and 6 pm are your golden hours for shorter lines and an unlimited ride wristband for just $50.

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