Festival Season Kicks off in Arizona with the State Fair


Kevin Dooley

View of the ferris wheel at the Sate Fair

Moriah Hubbard, Entertainment Editor/SCC

Fall in Arizona is the start of festival season. Kicking off with the Arizona state fair this month starting on the 6th and ending on the 29th, the Arizona Sate Fair has to be one of the biggest attractions all year. Family and travelers can experience almost any fried food imagined, rides, contests, petting zoos, and performances from artist such as Snoop Dogg and Rick Springfield. You can buy tickets online and at the fair ground, admission tickets are only $10 for adults but additional tickets must be purchased for games and rides.

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake started on the 13th of this month and will end on the 15th; Oktoberfest is fun for all ages and families with games, rides, and array of international foods, beer, music and dancing. This year will mark the 45th anniversary is an annual fundraiser that takes Tempe High students to cities all around the world.

Gold Rush music festival is in town on November 19th at Rawhide in Chandler. Rawhide is a popular spot for most EDM raves, it’s a small venue but it will be even bigger as they will open the old western town. The two-day festival is a mash up of EMD and hip-hop artist such as Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, San Holo and many more.

Lost Lake is another music festival coming to Phoenix, except this three day festival has a larger range of artist than Gold Rush. Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Major Lazer and the Pixies will be at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. This festival will include an array of food and drinks but will also have an interactive playground that will bring the feeing of nostalgia and excitement with attention grabbing bright lights and games. The Festival will start on October 20th and end on the 22nd bringing a little culture and art to the valley.