Photos: State fair kicks off 18-day run in Phoenix

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by The Associated Press

Video report by Gibby Parra

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Zip lines, giant bugs and racing pigs are among the attractions on tap as the Arizona State Fair kicks off its yearly run in Phoenix.

The fair opens its 18-day run on Friday at its McDowell Road site just north of downtown Phoenix.

New attractions touted by fair promoters include a street drum corps, wine competition and tasting and chain saw carving demonstrations.

Nightly entertainment includes an Oct. 19 performance by John Fogerty and an Oct. 24 concert by Jane's Addiction.

The fair runs from Friday through Nov. 4 and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Adult admission is $10 and children and seniors pay $5. Gates open at noon weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends.

A complete list of events and attractions can be found at www.azstatefair.com.

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