The smell of funnel cakes is in the air and circular lights are spinning in the sky. That can only mean one of two things: Aliens are here and they’re throwing a hoe-down or the Arizona State Fair is back up and running. We’re going to go with the latter.
The annual event is offering up its usual assortment of rides, fried food, games, and oversized prizes as well as a wine tasting, pie-eating contest, boxing match, comic convention, and a new lineup of performances by animals, acrobats, musicians, rodeo cowboys, arm wrestling masters, monster trucks, native spirit dancers, and hypnotists. The Arizona State Fair is open Wednesdays through Sundays, through November 2 at 1826 West McDowell Road. Friday hours of operation are noon to 10 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors ages 55 and older and children between the ages of 5 and 13, and free for children under the age of 5. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.azstatefair.com or call 602-252-6771.
Fridays, 12-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12-9 p.m. Starts: Oct. 10. Continues through Nov. 2, 2014