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Spring is in the Air… Must be time for the Fair!

Get ready for a week of fun as the Pinal County Fair kicks the gates open on five days of fun and celebration with something for everyone! Gates officially open the 16th of March with the fair running until Sunday the 20th. This year’s fair will feature some of the traditional things you have come to expect including, corn dogs, shopping, livestock, funnel cake, magic and more. In addition to all your favorites, the directors have put a few new spins on this year’s fair.

We have surveyed our guests and are excited to be able to feature some new things as a result of their requests. The headline entertainment will continue to feature touring Latin groups but we have also added a little hip hop and classic country to the mix. Fito Olivares will headline Saturday night following “Baby Bash”. Baby Bash found popularity with hit singles including well known Suga Suga, Cyclone, Baby I’m Back and more. Fair guests will be able to enjoy a fair friendly performance by Baby Bash free as part of their paid fair admission. Fair guests will be taken for a trip down the dusty road of classic country music as the Mullens present their Travelin Opery. This married duo has performed for fairs across the country delighting audiences with their strolling musical act that will fill the air with the sounds of country music’s legends.

Other new entertainment includes the Prehistoric Adventures featuring “Fire Stryker” a smoke blowing, fire breathing, wing flapping one of a kind 8’ tall 12’ long dragon. Crowds will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the flying beast. Put a pint sized, 5th generation horse trainer together with Little Joe, one of the world’s smallest ponies, and you have a combo that is sure to please audiences. This act will keep you in stiches and puzzled with a coral full of tricks including a pony counting out his age. Racing turkeys? Nascar has nothing on these feathered fowl that flock around the track at nearly lighting speeds. From the time the green flag waves until the drop of the checkered finish, the turkeys amuse while the show announcer throws out comedic one liners keeping the feathers flying. Keeping things local, the fair will feature our own Wild Man Phil. A self-proclaimed wildlife comedian, Phil entertains audiences with live creatures, witty stories and crazy antics.

Thrill seekers will enjoy the ever popular carnival. With rides for all ages and all levels of thrills, there truly is something for everyone. Don’t forget to pick up your discounted ride pass. Save $10 by purchasing in advance. Click here for sale locations.

Of course it wouldn’t be a fair without livestock and exhibits. The barns will be filled with sheep, goats, steers, hogs and of course their youth owners who have raised these animals to show at the fair in hopes of taking home agricultures “gold medal” equivalent , the grand champion! These kids have put countless hours into learning how to care for livestock and to raise quality animals. Livestock shows take place on Wednesday through Friday with the culmination of the show being the Livestock Auction held on Saturday. Show your support of our kids by coming to the auction and purchasing one of the animals they have raised. Many exhibitors fund future projects and their college education through proceeds from the sale of their animals.

Jams, Jellies, quilts, collections and more will be on display. Exhibitors from 4H and the general public work all year long to compete for the coveted blue ribbon that comes with bragging rights. These items are judged to determine the best of the best. Come see if you or your neighbor won!
At only $8 for adults and $4 for children 6-12, everyday admission to the fair is a bargain when you consider that all the shows are free. Budget conscious guests are encouraged to take advantage of the several discounts the fair offers from free admission and rides for youthful readers to discount senior day and free military admission.