Thrilling carnival rides, monster truck shows, competitions, exhibits, and smelly barn animals, it’s time for the Maricopa County Fair. From Wednesday, April 12 to Sunday, April 16, there’s more fun here than you can imagine, plus funnel cake.
The Maricopa County Fair takes place at the Arizona Exposition & State Fairgrounds at 1826 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, 85007.
Entrance & Ride Tickets
It will cost $10 at the gate for a ticket into the Fair, age 7 and younger are FREE. If you pre-pay online prior to April 11, tickets are $7 each. Check your junk mail at home, you might have received a postcard from the Maricopa County Fair, which gives a discount code, good for an online prepaid $5 entrance ticket.
Click here to purchase advance entrance tickets.
Parking at the Maricopa County Fair is $12 per car close to the gate.
Midway Rides at the Fair will cost you a certain number of tickets for each ride. Unlimited ride wristbands can also be purchased online before April 11 for $33.
Click here to purchase unlimited ride wristbands in advance.
To purchase in advance, a combo admission and unlimited rides package for $38 each, click here.
Maricopa County Fair Hours
Wednesday, April 12th – 4pm to 10pm
Thursday, April 13th – 4pm to 10pm
Friday, April 14th – 10am to midnight
Saturday, April 15th – 11am to midnight
Sunday, April 16th – 11am to 10pm
On Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13, bring 5 cans of food or non perishable food items to receive FREE admission into the fair from 4 – 8 pm. No limit – bring 25 items, 5 people get in FREE. Food collected will be donated to Saint Mary’s Food Bank.
Thursday, April 13 is Read to Ride Day, children, Kindergarten through 6th grade, read 4 books and submit this form for FREE entrance and 4 ride tickets from 4 to 8 pm. Parent or teacher needs to sign off on the form.
Friday, April 14, FREE admission for all, 10 am to 3 pm. Friday is also FREE admission for Seniors, 55 and older, all day
Don’t forget to sample some of the delicious and fried Fair Food for purchase at the Maricopa County Fair.
For more information on the Maricopa County Fair 2023, click here.
Phoenix on the Cheap will be looking for additional Maricopa County Fair discounts, and will update this post.
SINDI STACK says
Will there be a shuttle bus and where can you catch one?
Sharon Meyer says
Sindi thank you for your question. I just spoke to the County Fair people, and found out that there is no shuttle. Parking is at the AZ State Fairgrounds, which is within walking distance to the entrance of the Maricopa County Fair. Handicap parking is located next to the gate too. Remember, this is the smaller County Fair, not the AZ State Fair that has all parking off site. I hope this helps. You can reach the Maricopa County Fair folks at 602-252-0717 with any concerns. I was able to speak to a person at that number.