Arizona State Fair
"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."
Arizona State Fair & Exposition Center
1826 W. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85005
Telephone: (602) 252-6771
Box Office Telephone: (602) 258-6711
Pima County Fair
"The Pima County Fairgrounds comprise a 640-acre event complex that resides in a desert environment with mesquite, cacti and grass with an average temperature of 80°F. The facility was designed for diverse and multi use to include outdoor concert and stage locations, 3 exhibit buildings, equestrian facilities, animal and livestock arenas, motorized event arena, storage facilities, 15-acres of asphalt display area, outdoor exhibit spaces, picnic areas, RV facilities and areas for out-door camping."
Pima County Fair Grounds
11300 S Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747-9755
Telephone: (520) 762-9100
Fax: (520) 762-5005
"Arizona Exposition & State Fair - Official Site." Arizona Exposition & State Fair - Official Site. http://azstatefair.com/about/ourstory.aspx (accessed October 26, 2011).
"Home of Pima County Fair." Home of Pima County Fair. http://www.swfair.com/index.htm (accessed October 26, 2011).