Enjoy rides, entertainment, animals, food and fun
by Karen Searle, Executive Director Pinal County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Get ready for a week of excitement as the Pinal County Fair brings five days of fun and celebration with something for everyone! Gates officially open March 22 and remain open through March 26.
Music is always a big part of the fair. Headline entertainment is shaping up to be a great lineup! Making his Pinal County Fair debut – MC Magic will take the stage on Saturday. Bringing his hip hop style to the fair, he is sure to delight audiences. Grupo Control will also be on stage Saturday, March 25. Specializing in Norteño music, Control is always a crowd pleaser. Both concerts are free with fair admission.
The All American High Dive Show, Big Blue Bear, an amazing balloon artist and monkeys are all new to the fair this year. The All American High Dive show features champion divers and gymnasts doing incredible dives from several heights, including an 80-foot dive! Another feature of the show is the Human Torch Fire Dive! The Big Blue Bear rides along in a miniature car with her friend Nancy. Balloon Artist Steven Rose will be at the fair all five days. Awesome creations of all kinds will thrill onlookers. Wild About Monkeys returns to the fair and brings baboons and other creatures guaranteed to make you laugh.
Jams, Jellies, quilts, collections and more will be on display. Exhibitors from 4-H and the general public work all year to compete for the coveted blue ribbon that comes with bragging rights.
At only $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 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. Save on unlimited rides by purchasing your ticket in advance! Additional discounts are available with details online at the fair’s website www.pinalfairgrounds.com