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The Pima County Fair, what you need to know

Posted at 6:35 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-20 12:41:11-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Pima County Fair is here.

The fair opens Apr. 18 and ends Apr. 28, 2019 and it is located at 113000 South Houghton Road.

Opening day singer Shaggy will be performing at 8:00 p.m. and a list of performers can be found on the website.

General admission prices range from five to nine dollars with the exception of children 5 and under will get in free. Parking admission is five dollars.

The main gate opens on weekdays at 2 p.m. and 10 a.m. on weekends. The Carnival hours start at 3 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on the weekend.

The fair has been operated by the same non-profit, private corporation since the 1970's: The Southwestern Fair Commission, Inc. The Commission and Pima County put all profits earned from fair operations back into the facility for improvement. Over the years, the Commission has made over $2 million of improvements to the facilities.

Tickets can be purchased on their website. Presale tickets can also be purchased at Fry's grocery store starting Mar. 25 until Apr. 17.

More information can be found the on the Pima County Fair website.