Arizona State Fairgrounds

1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-252-6771
Best Of
We may not have the newest fairgrounds here in Arizona, but we do have plenty of history behind our west Phoenix locale. The story of the fairgrounds goes way back to the time before statehood in 1912, when a group of volunteers created the Arizona Territorial Fair Association in 1905, bought the current property and developed it. Today at the Arizona State Fairgrounds you'll find a racetrack and the 14,870-seat multipurpose indoor arena, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The saddle-shaped building was constructed between 1964 and 1965 and hosts concerts and sporting events throughout the year. The fairgrounds also hosts the Arizona State Fair every fall as well as the Maricopa County Fair. The Arizona State Fair is considered one of the top five state fairs in the country and draws well over a million attendees each year.

Related Stories (39)

  • 5 Great Phoenix Neighborhoods for Starter Homes
    2 months ago by Katie Johnson

    We get it. First times can be scary. And when you're buying your first home, nothing spells panic attack like shaving off most of your savings for a down payment. But thanks to the many affordable up-and-coming neighborhoods in Phoe...

  • 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Valentine's Day Weekend
    5 months ago by Phoenix New Times

    Amazing Arizona Comic Con Comic book nerds, cosplayers, and casual fans unite: the Amazing Arizona Comic Con is back. Event goers can expect panels from Paranormal Investigation to a fan meet-up for AMC's The Walking Dead. Creators ...

  • VNSA Book Sale
    5 months ago by Katie Johnson

    Valentine’s Day weekend may mean heart-shaped chocolates and red roses for some, but for the diehard bookworm, it means the return of the VNSA Book Fair. The annual literary-palooza will be selling more than half a million gen...

  • Body Art Expo
    5 months ago by "Rob Kroehler

    If you’re one of the few surviving members of the human race who has yet to be voluntarily tattooed or pierced, then pat yourself on the back. You are, quite ironically, the real contrarian. Still, if you’ve been hoping ...

Load More Articles