Arizona State Fair

Arizona State Fair

Seniors were able to enter the Arizona State Fair free on Friday. We paid $10 for parking and spent the afternoon exploring this year’s offerings. We started in the Art and Photography exhibits in the Coliseum. “Aztca Sun” by Michael Perea is a detailed colored drawing that didn’t win a prize but caught my eye. I enjoyed seeing the work of photographers who captured animals such as hummingbirds with such focus. Also, familiar landscapes were artistically rendered. As we moved through the Coliseum we were confronted with giant dinosaurs opening their mouths and making sounds in desert-like scenes. I especially liked the stegosaurus and tyrannosaurus rex. After walking through food stands and rides including the Ferris wheel, we took in the smells of the Agriculture Center. We watched young people display their sheep in one area and cows in another. The Home Arts building contained the remains of culinary entries along with jewelry and crafts. The Commercial Exhibit featured young women with faces painted painting faces. We sat for a time listening to the humor of a Kitchen Craft cooking show. We circled back to the Grandstand Arena where the All Indian Rodeo was in progress. We watched the last three barrel racers and several competitors attempting to ride bulls. We found our way to the Wallace & Ladmo Stage to listen to the retro sounds of Chuck E. Baby while enjoying a free pie sample from Coco’s and a shave ice with margarita and pina colada syrup. We concluded our day at the Hangout where we watch an episode of Batman instead of the scheduled performance of Callie Young. We left as many others were eager for a fun-filled evening at the Arizona State Fair.

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