Extraordinary and Exotic Complement Traditions of 2014 Arizona State Fair

Extraordinary and Exotic Complement
Traditions of 2014 Arizona State Fair

Hall of Heroes, Racing Lemurs and Reptile Adventures Featured


Phoenix, Arizona, (August 25, 2014) – Get ready to have your dreams delivered at this year’s Arizona State Fair which runs Wednesdays through Sundays from October 10 to November 2. In addition to 18 days of thrilling rides, unique attractions and fabulous food, the 2014 Fair offers a look into some of our favorite superheroes in the all new Hall of Heroes, while Racing Lemurs and Reptile Adventures add an exotic touch. Other new attractions include Dinomania presented by Sears Vacations and Slack-Wire Sam. All the fun and familiar attractions are returning, including The Great American Duck Race and Tyzen the Hypnotist.  Plenty of respite options with free entertainment are available, including The Hangout presented by Hensley Beverage Company’s Arizona Craft Beer Division, Caribbean Village, the Backyard, and Kiddie Corner. Musical stars from various genres and generations will shine in the Arizona State Fair Concert Series. This year’s impressive line-up has something for everyone, including Justin Moore, Sublime with Rome, Darius Rucker, Wiz Khalifa, John Fogerty, Barenaked Ladies, and Josh Turner.  Additional acts fairgoers can enjoy include Queens of the Stone Age, Old School Jam, and Dave Pratt’s 1980 Something featuring Berlin, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, and John Waite.  General admission concert seating is FREE with Fair admission. Fairgoers can purchase reserved tickets at www.azstatefair.com/tickets starting Saturday, September 13 at 10 a.m.

A variety of interactive activities, demonstrations and sampling opportunities will also be onsite, including Native Spirit Dancers, the Great American Petting Zoo, Kerr’s Farm Tours presented by Arizona Milk Producers, Coco’s Pie Eating Contest, Sonic Frozen T-Shirt Contest, and the 2nd Annual Comic Art Convention. The Fry’s Culinary Stage has a variety of local chef demonstrators, as well as contests sponsored by Fry’s, AZ Pork Council, and the Blue Ribbon Group. New this year is the North Hall Stage, introducing local professional artists and photographer demonstrations, located within the North Hall of the Coliseum Annual fan favorites like Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Public Safety Days, The Thunderbird Model Railroad Club display,Arizona Milk Producers’ Milking Parlor, and Thrill The World – Thriller Dance will also return.  Arizona’s youth will compete and parade their accomplishments during Youth Week activities October 22-25 which culminate on Saturday, October 25 at 6 p.m. with the Sale of Champions, an auction benefiting Arizona youth and their animals. Over 12,000 exhibits are expected this year, including more than 2,500 animals to be displayed in the barns.

There will be plenty for the sports-minded to see as well, including serious arm-twisting at the 11th annual United States Armwrestling Championships, Copper Gloves Boxing, Arizona State Fair 5K and Fun Run, and dirt-churning excitement in the Grandstand with Figure 8 Racing, Quarter Midget Racing, Monster Trucks, High School Rodeo, and All-Indian Rodeo.

The Read & Ride Program presented by SRP returns by popular demand to promote literacy. Children ages 5-14 are encouraged to read three books in order to earn three Fair ride passes.  Riding a wave of success over the past ten years, the program motivated approximately 10,109 children, ages 5-14, earned 30,327 ride passes by reading three books and completing a report. Supported by Ray Cammack Shows, the program promotes literacy and has awarded 306,222 ride passes to Arizona children since its debut in 2000.

Fairgoers can enjoy more Fair fun for less by taking advantage of the plethora of online and onsite deals and discounts available, including AZ Milk Producer’s 3 Every Day 3 Dollar Discount, Passport to Savings Coupon Book, We Care Wednesdays, Unlimited Ride Wristbands, Free Hour Thursdays, Free Fry’s Fridays, Taste of the Fair, and $2 Before 2PM Weekends.  It pays to buy early and save. Fairgoers can get discounted unlimited ride wristbands, Fair admission, and more if they purchase by Thursday, October 9 at www.azstatefair.com/tickets.

A tradition in the state for 130 years, the Arizona State Fair consistently supplies a healthy dose of family entertainment, homespun creations, and attractions for all ages and interests.  It continues to attract numerous Arizonans each year to its location at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road, including last year’s attendance of 1,178,515.

The 130th annual Arizona State Fair runs October 10 to November 2 (open Wednesdays through Sundays) 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.

Additional information can be found at www.azstatefair.com.
Photos available at http://azstatefair.com/logos-photos.
Full Concert lineup,
artist bios and photos available at http://www.azstatefair.com/concerts.
Deals and Discounts details available at http://www.azstatefair.com/Discounts.

Mark your calendar for the Fair’s 18-day run from October 10 through November 2 (open Wednesday through Sunday). Dreams Delivered.

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