by Karen Searle, Executive Director, Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center
Several annual events are coming up for the whole family at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center, so mark your calendars!
January brings the popular Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival. Two days of nonstop music is sure to get everyone’s toes tapping. National touring acts include Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands and Bluegrass Etc. Also on hand will be Incidental Bluegrass, Old Blue Band, Back Porch Bandits and local favorites Arizona Wildflowers and Jam Pak.
Don’t miss the classic car show on Saturday, and an incredible quilt show will happen both days of the event. Of course there will be fantastic food and great shopping as well. Cook’s Racing Pigs will perform daily. This year’s Bluegrass Festival will take place on Jan. 25-26 at the Pinal Fairgrounds and Event Center. Adult admission is just $15.
Feb. 7-9 will see the incredible Wuertz Gourd Festival. Truly a unique and fun event, you’ll find gourds of all shapes and sizes. Some have been turned into amazing works of art, and some will be raw and ready for you to make your own artwork. Food, music, games and more await you at this family-friendly event.
March is all about the fair. The annual Pinal County Fair will be held March 18-22. Thrilling carnival rides, fabulous food, exciting exhibits, amazing animals and family entertainment everyone will enjoy are just some of the things you’ll experience.
Don’t forget to participate, because the whole family can enter an exhibit – visit the website for more details on becoming a part of this annual tradition. Check the website for updates on entertainment. Visit www.pinalfairgrounds.com for information.
The Pinal Fairgrounds are at 512 S. Eleven Mile Corner Road, south of Coolidge and east of Casa Grande.