The Arizona State Fair Board voted this week to temporarily relocate the State Fair to a new location for 2021. The Board’s decision will allow the fair to proceed later this year.
The Arizona State Fair is an annual event that draws more than one million guests.
Since last year, the State Fair has been a key location for mass testing and vaccine distribution. This temporary relocation allows the fair grounds to continue to be available for public health needs in an underserved area of our community.
Last fall, the State Fair was canceled due to COVID-19, prompting an offer from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) to host the 2021 fair on the Wild Horse Pass Development Authority (WHPDA).
The Governor’s Office in its announcement, said the “area is larger than the size of the State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, allowing for appropriate social distancing and other public health mitigation measures.”
“The Arizona State Fair is a beloved annual tradition for countless Arizona families,” said Governor Ducey in the announcement. “This gracious offer by the Gila River Indian Community and today’s decision by the Arizona State Fair Board ensures that another year won’t pass without a State Fair.”