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Pima County Fair & GCPRA Rodeo 2019

Get ready to mark your calendars because the 2019 edition of the Pima County Fair is almost here! The fair, taking place April 18th-28th, has long been a family favorite event, attracting audiences with a larger than life carnival, live entertainment, and all the fair food one could eat! Read below for more information about the Pima County Fair.

The History

Did you know that tradition runs deep at the Pima County Fair? The first ever fair was held October 25th-27th, 1911. While dates and the location of the fair has changed through the years, what hasn’t changed is the quality of the event. There’s a reason that attendance records are shattered each year!

The Carnival

At the Pima County Fair, the carnival is divided into two sections; the Kiddie Land Carnival and the regular carnival for the older attendees to enjoy. This year there will be nearly 60 rides and 50 midway games, including the ever so popular Galaxy Coaster, Mega Drop, Wild River, and Big Top Swinger.

Titan, pictured below, is one of the new rides that carnival goers will be able to enjoy this year. If you hadn’t been planning on attending the fair in 2019, you’re going to want to readjust your schedule for this ride!


If you’re a fan of concerts, wait until you see the lineup this year!

Shaggy – 4/18
Seether – 4/19
Carly Pearce – 4/20
Frankie Ballard – 4/20
Rich the Kid – 4/21
Mark Farner’s American Band – 4/22
MJ Live – 4/23
Newsboys – 4/24
TLC – 4/25
P.O.D., Buckcherry, Adelitas Way – 4/26
Chris Janson – 4/27
Dia De La Banda – 4/28

Please note that except for the concerts on April 20th, all shows take place on the Budweiser Main Stage and are included in the cost of admission to the fair.

Additional Events

Don’t miss out on all the Pima County Fair has to offer! Check out some of the featured events below.

  • Great American Pony Rides
  • Rawhide Express! All Aboard!
  • Petting Zoo
  • Family Fun Stage with Professor Smart
  • Pollinators, Little Helpers – Big Results

Be sure to stop over at the 4-H Horse Show and 4-H Livestock Shows which will be occurring on various dates during the fair. For additional information about the fair, rodeo, tickets and the carnival, check out


Thanks to Cashless Events, also known as E-Cash, you will know be able to buy your tickets online and SKIP the lines folks! Head over to the Pima County Fair website to get everything you need before you head to the fair. Carnival tickets, parking, Beerfest tickets…whatever it is you are wanting to do, E-Cash has you covered!


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