Ready to ride? Ariz. State Fair now open!

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 18 at 5:15 AM

PHOENIX -- Food, fun, fall and the Fair go hand in hand. And just in time for some gorgeous fall weather here in our state, the Arizona State Fair is opening its doors!

Starting Friday, Fair-goers can feast on the usual corn dogs, funnel cakes and fry bread. But this year features some new. unusual menu items, including bacon-flavored cotton candy, deep fried PB&J S'mores, and Hot wings made with Malaysian scorpions and ghost pepper

The 2013 Arizona State Fair is full of new exhibits, interactive shows, and Midway rides. Many of the new attractions are free with paid admission.

Trekkies will love this year's star attraction, Star Trek: The Exhibition, is one of the largest collections of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information ever put on public display. A truly impressive array of exhibits featuring sets, costumes, priceless museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and eleven Star Trek feature films. Admission is just $5, and children 5 and under are FREE with a paid adult admission. Separate Fair admission required.

Get ready for the Great American Duck Race. Lucky members of the audience are chosen to hold and release one of four Mallard ducks as the starting horn sounds. Ducks race along their custom water track to the finish line, with prizes awarded to each winner. May the best quack win.

Ever wondered how circus folks juggle fire? Fair-goers will meet Agents Honeymoon and Butterfly, two highly trained operatives with a license to thrill at Secret Circus. In their spy-themed interactive comedy show, they combine all the elements of a spy thriller with rocking circus stunts. Equipped with a 7-foot stealth cycle, a bow and plunger-arrow, a skateboard catapult, and a host of deadly juggling tools, nothing can stop these two agents on their mission to entertain.

Don't miss the new exhibit: Life in the Ice Age. It will immerse Fair-goers in a world when saber-tooth cats and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. This museum-quality exhibit features nine animatronics and a static family scene of mammals from the Ice Age. Members of both the science and museum communities contributed to the design of this exhibit to ensure the highest degree of accuracy.

Six new Midway rides will debut at the Fair this year. Four rides will appeal to small children: Quad Runners, Farm Tractors, Motor Bikes, and VW Bugs, while older children and adults alike will be thrilled with the adrenaline-packed experiences that the all new Mach 1 and Insanity rides provide.

The 129th annual Arizona State Fair runs October 11 to November 3 (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) and hosts a variety of fun-filled attractions, activities, and rides for all ages at its traditional location at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix. Additional information can be found at www.azstatefair.com.

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