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What’s new at the Arizona State Fair: circus, monster trucks, concerts, and food

New attractions and dozens of new treats at the Fair!
Arizona State Fair 2022: New Food and attractions
Posted at 2:38 PM, Sep 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-23 21:33:09-04

PHOENIX, AZ — IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! The Arizona State Fair kicks off on September 23 and runs until October 30. What’s new? Well, there are circus acts, monster truck shows, 'tribute' concerts, new food, and more! Here’s the full rundown.


  • OMNIUM CIRCUS: This new attraction at the fair will run from September 29 through October 8. According to event officials, the circus will feature “jaw-dropping feats, joyful antics, and plenty of laughter.” Keep this in mind: You’ll need an additional ticket for this showing.
  • ALL-STAR MONSTER TRUCKS: Get to see the big rides for free with fair admission from September 23 to the 25 & again from October 28-30.
  • BACKYARD CONCERT SERIES - TRIBUTE CONCERTS: “Once the sun sets, the Arizona State Fair turns into an all-star venue, where you can see shows honoring your favorite music icons,” read a press release sent to ABC15 by fair officials. Some of the ‘tribute’ concerts include: Bruno Mars, AC/DC, Journey, Selena, and others. These performances are free to enjoy with your fair admission.
  • XTREME BULL RIDING: This is a one day only show and it’ll take place on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. The show is free with admission.
  • You can check out the full list of performances, right here.

Get your sweet tooth ready, there are lots of new treats to try out!

SWEET new treats at the AZ State Fair

A SWEET affair: The image above showcases, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Funnel Cake, Cotton Candy Funnel Cake, Cap'n Crunch Funnel Cake, Krispy Kreme Deep Fried Banana Split Sandwich, Dole Whip Sandía.

New items at the fair will include corn, Cheetos and Birria on top or in the food entrée!

SPICEY AND SAVORY food: Some of the new items you’ll be seeing at the fair will include corn, Cheetos and Birria! The image above showcases Tosti Elotes with Birria Beef, Takis Loco Ramen Gushers & Hot Cheeto Loco Bowl, Birria Ramen.


  • Mark your calendar: Arizona State Fair runs from Sep 23 - Oct 30
  • Gates open at noon, Thursdays through Sundays.
  • Location: 1826 W. McDowell Rd

Admission cost

  • General admission- ages 8 and up: $15
  • Children 7 and under enter for FREE.

There are three AZ State Fair parking options

  • North Lot: $12
  • West Lot: $8
  • ‘VIP Parking’: $30

Click here to see the full breakdown of all the DEALS AND PROMOTIONS there are at the AZ State Fair!

It’s no secret that the Arizona State Fair has been a fall tradition for many of us right here in the Valley! But what else is iconic? One of the videos in the player above highlights our state’s historic cafés and restaurants that you need to visit!

Historic cafés and restaurants that you need to visit in Arizona
Historic cafés and restaurants that you need to visit in Arizona

Need more eateries to try out, check out the full list, right here.