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Deals and promotions: here’s how to save some money at the Arizona State Fair

How to save money at the Arizona State Fair this year
Arizona State Fair: admission, rides and food
Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-30 13:22:18-04

PHOENIX, AZ  — Planning on going to the Arizona State Fair this year? You’ll want to check out these deals and promotions that’ll be offered so you can save some money when going!

  • “READ AND RIDE”: This deal presented by SRP can get your kid-free ride passes! To do so, your child will need to read three books and fill out this form.

  • UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBANDS: According to event officials, these wristbands will be available for PURCHASE ON-SITE ONLY every Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $50.
  • “FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS”: If you bring 10 cans/items of non-perishable food on Fridays, you’ll get one free admission; this promotion excludes opening day- September 23. This deal is presented to you by Sanderson Ford and the cans collected will benefit Operation Santa Claus and St. Mary’s Food Bank.

  • $3 FOOD: According to event officials, you’ll be able to enjoy $3 food every Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.


  • Friday, October 14: Friends 55+ Day presented by Humana will get you in for free at the state fair.
  • Friday, October 21: As a way to say, “thank you for your service,” Vet Tix and the Arizona State Fair will offer free admission to those who have served.


  • The Arizona State Fair runs from Sep 23 - Oct 30
  • Gates open at noon, Thursdays through Sundays.
  • General admission [ages 8 and up] is $15 and children 7 and under enter for FREE.
  • Location: 1826 W. McDowell Rd

Here are some new attractions you’ll want to check out or try for the first time.

  • Omnium Circus.
  • All-star monster trucks.
  • Backyard concert series - tribute concerts.
  • New food: CAP'N Crunch Funnel Cake, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Funnel Cake, LOCO Ramen Cup and more!

Click here to see what the full breakdown of what’s new at the fair!