Pima County Fair opens April 14



The Pima County Fair will hold its centennial celebration April 14-24 at the Pima County Fairgrounds.

Eight concerts will be featured during the 10-day event. Bands playing are Neon Trees, Anberlin, Cheap Trick, Boyz II Men, Foghat, Michael Salgado, Easton Corbin and Los Tigres Del Norte.

All concerts are included with fair admission.

General admission costs $8, and parking is $5.

For the attendee on a tight budget, tickets will be sold for $2 on April 18. On April 20, one free admission will be available for people arriving between noon and 3 p.m. with any Wendy’s combo meal receipt.

Admission presale tickets can be purchased online at pimacountyfair.com and at Fry’s through April 13.

Weekly discount coupons are also on sale. The coupons, good Monday through Friday, cost $10 and may be exchanged for 10 rides.

Popular acts include Ambassador of Good Wheel, Asian Elephants, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Wild About Monkeys and Live Shark Encounter.

On April 22 and 23, 4/H, FFA and horse shows will be held.

Monday through Friday, gates open at noon and carnival activities begin at 3 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and carnival activities begin at 11 a.m.

Fair officials say Thursdays through Sundays have highest attendance. There can be traffic delays both coming in and going out of the fairgrounds.

For additional information, visit pimacountyfair.com.


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