Help the hungry of Arizona and enjoy free admission to the Arizona State Fair

Donation of 3 non-perishable food items to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance earns a free fair admission from noon—6 p.m. on “We Care Wednesday.’ All Rides just $2, Darius Rucker concert admission included until 6 p.m.

The Arizona State Fair will partner with St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance for the fourth consecutive year as an appreciative recipient of their special “We Care Wednesdays” promotion to benefit non-profits in Arizona while offering special admission prices for fairgoers.

Here’s the deal: Anyone who brings a donation of three non-perishable food items (per person) to the fair on Wednesday, Oct. 15 receives FREE ADMISSION into the fair from noon to 6 p.m. The offer is good for an unlimited amount of people, but each person will need three items to receive the discount.

And the deals don’t stop there! All day Wednesday, all rides and games at the fair are discounted at just $2 each. And your free admission to the fair – provided you present your can donation PRIOR TO 6 p.m. – will also score at chance at free general admission seats to that night’s Darius Rucker concert (while seats last) at Veterans Memorial Coliseum (gates open at 6 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m.)

Just look for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance volunteers stationed at each of the four main entrances to the fair and exchange your donation for a voucher that can be used at the ticket trailer. Over the last three years, St. Mary’s has collected more than 80,000 pounds of food that are placed immediately into emergency food boxes to help Arizonans in need.

So come on out on Oct. 15 and help yourself to a great deal while helping to feed Arizona’s hungry. St. Mary’s thanks the Arizona State Fair for this opportunity and encourages everyone to have fun at the fair!

Enjoy the State Fair for free with donation

The Arizona State Fair opens up this weekend and you can have a chance to enjoy it for free AND help feed Arizona’s hungry. The first We Care Wednesday on Oct. 16 gives fair-goers an opportunity to donate three cans of non-perishable food items (per person) in exchange for free admission to the fair.

This offer is good between 12 and 6 p.m. on Oct. 16 only. Just look for the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance volunteers at the four main entrances to the park to exchange your donation for a voucher.

An added benefit to visiting the fair on Wednesdays is that from 12 to 6 p.m. all rides and games at the fair are just two dollars. But wait, there is more! One of the most covered bands of all time, Cheap Trick, will be performing the evening of Oct. 16 as a part of the concert series. If you arrive before 6 p.m. and bring your food donations, you can see them perform for free!

The 129th annual Arizona State Fair 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. For more information on the fair,