by Karen Searle, Executive Director, Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center
Fair time is just around the corner! Are you ready for cotton candy, thrilling carnival rides, amazing entertainment, youth livestock shows and so much more? The fun happens March 20-24.
Music is always a big part of the fair. Headline entertainment is shaping up to be a great lineup. Be sure and watch our website for the official announcement of upcoming acts.
Don’t miss the new Clown College where everyone can hone their clowning skills. Balloon artist Steven Rosen will be creating his inflatable masterpieces. Even an old-fashioned flea circus will be on hand at this year’s fair.
Show off your best and participate. Enter an item for judging. Jams, jellies, quilts, photographs and more will be on display. No matter what your hobby, consider entering. See how your talents stack up against your neighbors. Exhibitors from 4H and the general public work all year to compete for the coveted blue ribbon that comes with bragging rights.
At $8 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12, daily admission is a bargain. All the entertainment is included with admission, and the whole family can enjoy hours of fun. Budget-conscious guests are encouraged to take advantage of the several discounts the fair offers, from free admission and rides for kindergartners through sixth-graders participating in the Read to Ride program to discount senior day and free military admission. Save on unlimited rides by purchasing tickets in advance. Additional details on discounts can be found at pinalfairgrounds.com.