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Arizonans have always known how to party -- our first fair was held in 1884, long before our Southwest territory was even a state. Dubbed the Arizona Territorial Fair in those days, the shindig featured horse, pony, and mule races along with exhibits about agriculture and home economics.

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Arizona State Fairgrounds

1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks

Region: Central Phoenix

Though the state’s significantly grown since those heady days, we still know how to put on one hell of a fete. The Arizona State Fair returns Friday, October 14, kicking off 18 days of outdoor fun that will include a demolition derby, rodeos, a petting zoo and turkey race, arm wrestling championships, plus concerts by Billy Idol, Snoop Dogg, and 3 Doors Down.


Fri., Oct. 14, noon, 2011
 
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