Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, Nov. 21

61st Coconino County Fair promises fun for all

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Memories of a lifetime await you at the Coconino County Fair Home this Labor Day Weekend at Coconino County Ft. Tuthill Fairgrounds, three miles south of Flagstaff off Interstate 17 at Exit 337.

Start off the holiday weekend with country star sensation Eric Dodge on Friday. Catch rock and roll icon Edgar Winter and Whiskey Rodeo on Saturday.

On Sunday, take a blast from the past with Beatles Musical Biography: Ticket to Ride. See the King of Newgrass and triple Grammy Winner Sam Bush and Muskellunge on Monday.

Children and the young at heart alike will be amazed by Dr. Wilderness' Magic and Science Show, the sting ray exhibit, livestock shows, educational demonstrations and carnival rides.

New this year: the APS mobile solar unit will power several booths, YMCA activity area and free music lessons with Flagstaff School on Music on all Fair days; a Sustainability and Conservation Affair promoting local sustainability and conservation-based non-profit and for-profit organizations on Friday and Saturday; and Bike Ride to Rogers Lake on Sunday.

Get in the fair free by participating in the daily guided Nature Walks at 8 a.m. Ride your bike to the fair on Monday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. or join the guided bike ride to Rogers Lake and back to the fairgrounds at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The staging area for walks and bike ride is at the Cochise Ramada across the Fairgrounds.

Reduce carbon footprints, save on gas and avoid the $5 parking fee by utilizing the free park and ride service to the fair and receive a $1 coupon off admission per person. Catch the Mountain Line Bus, which leaves every 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Monday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pick up points are at the NAU Parking lot on Pine Knoll Drive and the bus stop on Beulah Avenue near WalMart.

Carnival ride all day wristbands are on sale while supplies last at the Parks & Recreation office at Ft. Tuthill. They are $18 each ($25 at the gate) and are good for unlimited rides on any one day of the fair. This does not include fair admission or parking.

For more information, call (928) 679-8000.

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