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It’s Time for the Pima County Fair!

Come one, come all to the Pima County Fair and rodeo! You can get your fix of fair food, rodeo action, and entertainment all in one place this weekend! Located just south of Tucson, Arizona, the Pima County Fairgrounds will be bustling with all kinds of activity over the weekend. Check out some of those events below!

VIP Tickets Still Available!

Sea Lion Encounter

Did you know that there will be sea lions at the Pima County Fair? That’s right, you can have your very own seal lion encounter every day this weekend. They will be doing demonstrations every day at 2:30, 4:30 & 8:00 pm. What a great opportunity for your little ones or even the adults to get a picture with a sea lion!

Petting Zoo

What kid doesn’t love a petting zoo? The petting zoo will be open all weekend with all of your favorite furry friends. The hours for the petting zoo are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 1:00-9:00p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00-9:00p.m.
Located across from the Cantina

Pima County Carnival

The carnival is split into two sections; The Kiddie Land Carnival, which is located near the Pima County Fair Main Entrance and the main carnival, which starts near The Grand Wheel! There are rides for everyone at the Pima County Fair.  The main midway offers fabulous fair food and nearly 60 different carnival rides and almost 50 midway games, sure to thrill the youngest to the youngest at heart!

The Pima County Fair Carnival operates a ticketless system called, The “FunPass”.  The FunPass is a swipe card that works similar to a debit card or a pre-paid phone card.  The customer purchases a FunPass at the carnival ticket box.  A unique account is instantly set up with the amount of purchase.  The FunPass holder presents the card to a ride operator, the card is scanned and the appropriate number of “tickets” will be deducted from the account.  The card can be used any day of the fair and reloaded once it is emptied at any carnival ticket box. For more information on the passes, click here.

 Barrio Brewing Company Rodeo VIP Section

Thanks to Barrio Brewing Company, in Tucson, you can purchase your VIP tickets for the rodeo at only $15 each! On both April 27th and April 28th you can get the VIP treatment that includes a reserved section with beer tasting, food, games, and prizes. Make sure to snag yours quick, these tickets are first come first serve and the fun starts tomorrow! The VIP area is located in Manny’s Arena and will open when the rodeo starts each day.


Photo Credit to the Tuscon Foodie


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