Coconino County Fair returns this weekend

Party 'til the cows come home at 60th annual event

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - On Labor Day Weekend, Coconino County celebrates the 60th Annual Coconino County Fair, Friday through Monday at the fairgrounds in Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff.

Fair hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and over, $5 for children 5-12 and children under 5 enter free. Family passes, good for up to five people for $25 are available. Parking is $5.

Carnival ride wristbands are on sale while supplies last at the parks and recreation office at Ft. Tuthill. They are $17 each ($25 at the gate), good for unlimited rides on any one day of the fair. This does not include fair admission or parking.  

Fair festivities begin on Thursday at the Pine Mountain Amphitheater with special performances by The R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton and Will Clipman Trio and Arvel Bird. Tickets are sold separately through Pine Mountain Amphitheater at downtown outlets Animas and Rainbows End or online at www.pmamp.com.

Laugh out loud with James & Ernie Comedy Duo on Friday.  Catch country music genius Hal Ketchum with country rising star, Amy Scruggs, on Saturday.

On Sunday dance with Arizona's top tejano and showband Ambicion.

Live America's county fair tradition with exhibits, demonstrations, livestock shows, carnival rides, live entertainment and vendors. Take pride of home-grown produce and home-raised livestock. The Junior Livestock Auction is on Saturday at 4:30 pm. For buyer registration information, call (928) 310-6441.

Save on parking, avoid traffic and receive $1 off admission by utilizing the Park 'n Ride Free Bus Service. The shuttle runs Saturday through Monday from the McConnell and Pine Knoll parking lot at NAU beginning at 10:30 am. Pick up times are approximately every 15 minutes.

Bicycle to the fair and receive $1 off admission Friday through Sunday.

There is bike valet with security offered until 2 p.m. daily and with free admission to the fair on Monday between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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