Spotlight On The Arizona State
The 2013 Fair Concert Series promises
something for everyone. No matter what kind of music gets you
dancing in the aisles, you’ll be exhilarated at the star studded
line-up which includes country stars Trace Adkins and Billy
Currington, and legendary performers Jerry Lewis, ZZ Top, and
Megadeth. Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion, Prince Royce, and Alabama
Shakes will also return to the Fair and you’ll find plenty of shows
for the kids, including the newest boy band, The Wanted; Zendaya;
and KIDZ BOP KIDS.
Roger Clyne & the
Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop
Wed, October 23
Wed, October 30
Fri, November 01
KIDZ BOP KIDS
Sat, November 02
1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
of 19th Avenue and McDowell Road
Regular Admission Pricing:
Seniors (ages 55+)
Kids under 5 FREE Fair
Fri. 12 noon
Sat. - Sun.
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
- Sun. 10pm
Midway and Grounds:
Closure times vary per day
Thurs. approximately 9pm
Fri. - Sat.
Sorry, no pets allowed on the fairgrounds.
General admission seating at the concerts is free with Fair
admission on a first come, first served basis the day of the show.
Reserved seat tickets may be purchased beginning September 7, 2013
through Ticketmaster at 1 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com and the
Coliseum Box Office (walk up only.) Ticketmaster and the Arizona
State Fair Box Office are the official ticketing outlets for the
2013 Arizona State Fair Concert Series. Reserved seat tickets do
require the purchase of a separate Fair admission. View the full
lineup, artist bios and photos at http://www.azstatefair.com/concerts.
129th annual Arizona State Fair runs October 11 to November 3
(closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) and hosts a variety of fun filled
attractions, activities and rides for all ages at its traditional
location at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix.
Check www.azstatefair.com for the
Arizona Exposition and State Fair - 128 Years of Fair
The Fair's history spans three centuries. It was 128 years ago,
in the territorial days before statehood, when Arizonans first began
coming together to show their best livestock, share their
agricultural accomplishments, and have fun.
In November of 1884, a group of citizens in the territory of
Arizona wanted to organize an event with the family in mind. The
very first Arizona Territorial Fair was held in Phoenix in late
fall, near the Salt River west of Central Avenue. Fairgoers of the
day were treated to horse, pony, and mule races along with exhibits
including agriculture, home economics, and dairy and beef cattle.
Fairs were held here annually until 1891, when the untamed Salt
River flooded and destroyed the site's buildings and racetrack.
Reviving the Fair became the mission of a citizens' group which
formed the Arizona Territorial Fair Association in 1905. Financed by
its members, the group led by hotelier J.C. Adams purchased the
present location for $9,200.
The Association immediately developed the property, adding two
racetracks, a grandstand, and a wooden fence around the grounds.
To aid the Association with their 80-acre development, the
Territory of Arizona created a Fair Commission. With a legislative
appropriation of $22,500, the Commission constructed two buildings
on the property.
After renting the property from the Fair Association for $10 a
year, the Fair Commission purchased the property in 1909 for
$30,000. With statehood granted in 1912, the State Fair Commission
continued the work of the Territorial Fair Commission in presenting
the annual Fair. With the exceptions of 1921 (cotton crop failure),
1934 to 1939 (Depression era), and 1943 to 1945 (World War II), the
Fair has been presented yearly.
The 2012 Arizona State Fair preserves the best of the Fair's
traditions, while moving forward with 21st century innovations in
technologies for education and entertainment. This year's Fair marks
the 67th consecutive time Arizonans have celebrated with an annual
Thanks For The Music!