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Arizona ‘Kid Correspondent’ covers everything at the State Fair

This article is Sponsored by Arizona State Fair

Whether you’ve been to the Arizona State Fair or not, each year offers a new and exciting experience for everyone. Kids and adults alike enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere, fun events and amazing food. Even The Huffington Post knows Arizona has one of the best state fairs in the country, but sometimes it takes a younger pair of eyes to offer a new viewpoint into the famous Arizona State Fair.

This year, the Arizona State Fair is offering parents and kids a new way to experience the fair — as a real correspondent. This unprecedented decision comes from the fair executives themselves, making whoever is chosen one lucky kid.

Parents can submit entries for their kids to become the official kid correspondent for the Arizona State Fair. This lucky young journalist will get to help create videos and do radio segments about everything that’s going on at the fair during its 18-day run. With this new unique perspective and colorful storytelling, residents won’t be able to stop themselves from joining in this year’s fair fun.

King Tut

Behold the legendary treasures of King Tutankhamun, 90 years after its amazing discovery in the Valley of the Kings. This exhibit will let you explore and learn about artifacts from ancient Egypt and its secret treasures.

The Great American Petting Zoo

Animal lovers of all ages will be able to get up close and personal with furry fuzzy friends, right in our Barns. Experience what it’s like to care for, and feed our barn animals. Plus, you can even take a picture with them! These memories will last a lifetime.

Win a Blue Ribbon This Year

Entries make our State Fair what it is. From Chalk Art to Cupcake Decoration Demonstrations, Fine Art Wood Carvings, and the photos of iconic and mesmerizing Arizona landscapes, we bring together the collective creative minds of our community.


Don’t forget to experience the incredible shows that abound on the stages at the Arizona State Fair. Community dance and singing groups fill the outdoor stages. And inside the Coliseum you’ll enjoy performers like Gary Allan, The Flaming Lips, 38 Special, The Wallflowers, Pitbull, Anthrax, Paulina Rubio, Big & Rich, Casting Crowns, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Sesame Street Live! This lineup still will deliver something for every genre. Reserved tickets are on sale now, but general admission seating is free with Fair admission.

Rides for all ages

Many hold fond memories of their first time riding OMG, Megadrop, or the Euroslide. So even if you’re grown up and still prefer a calm and romantic Ferris Wheel ride, or you’re a true thrill seeker/adrenaline junkie, come experience the fun and enjoy time with friends and family alike, Oct. 5-28. As always, the fair runs Wednesday thru Sunday of each week, so come see what’s possible while you listen to the kid reporter. You’ll be glad you did, and you won’t have to worry about FOMO, either.