Things to do at the Arizona State Fair include going on rides, attending concerts, seeing live shows, observing and interacting with animals and viewing exhibits. For instance, in 2015, rides included a merry-go-round, giant slides, bumper cars, tilt-a-whirl and roller coasters. Visitors paid for rides with tickets. The cost of rides varied from four to 20 tickets.
In 2015, general admission tickets for concert were free with admission to the fair. However, concert goers were also able to purchase reserved tickets. Some of the 2015 concerts were Meat Loaf, Rick Springfield, Sheryl Crow, Jane's Addiction and Flo Rida. In addition to concerts, Arizona's state fair has other live shows. 2015 events included a hypnotist, magician, stunt show, live bear show and Native American dancers.
Animal programs include a milking parlor with an educational video and a farm tour featuring chicks and goats. The petting zoo has wild and domesticated animals, such as ducks, llamas, donkeys, deer and Australian wallaby. Livestock and small stock animals that compete for ribbons are also on display. For instance, fair visitors see dairy and beef cattle, poultry, sheep, pigeons, rabbits and dairy goats.
In 2015, the fair also had an extensive model railroad exhibit with over 1,200 feet of hand-laid track. Chevrolet brought a truck display with interactive kiosks.