Fair Vendors Wanted
Early Bird Ticket Sales Begin July 1
(March 2, 2018) Coconino County Parks and Recreation is currently accepting vendor applications for the 2018 Coconino County Fair, to be held Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 2018 at Fort Tuthill County Park. Vendors may submit applications for amusement, food, commercial businesses and non-profits. Read the full press release. Check out the Vendor page and download a vendor application.
(June 29, 20108) Coconino County Parks & Recreation is hosting the 69th annual Coconino County Fair, on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, at Fort Tuthill County Park.
The Fair is a community event where people exhibit animals and handcrafts. There are also various entertainment acts, carnival rides and games.
Starting July 1, fairgoers can purchase early bird Coconino County Fair admission tickets and carnival wristbands for a discounted rate at coconinocountyfair.com. The promotion ends July 31. Discounted carnival wristbands are available until they are sold out.
Early bird admission tickets will be $5 each for adults and $3 each for youth (ages 6 – 12) and seniors (65 and older). Kids, 5 and under, are not charged admission at the Fair. Carnival wristbands, which allow people to ride unlimited carnival rides for one day, will be $25 each, while supplies last. There is a limit of ten wristbands that can be purchased at one time.
To enter exhibits such as artwork, photography, crafts, homegrown vegetables and flowers, clothing, quick breads, cookies, cherry pies, candies, preserved foods, quilts and more, go to coconinocountyfair.com. Entries are free except for livestock. Participants will compete for red, white or blue ribbons with special awards, including cash prizes.
The 2018 Fair Book is now online for people to view categories and enter their exhibit information. There are a limited number of printed Fair Books available at the Parks and Recreation Administration office or participating locations in Coconino County.
For more information on the County Fair go to coconinocountyfair.com or call the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department at 928-679-8000.
Experience “Handmade Good Times” at the 2018 Coconino County Fair
(August 23, 2018) Coconino County Parks & Recreation is hosting the 69th annual Coconino County Fair, on Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 at Fort Tuthill County Park.
The County Fair is a community event where adult and youth exhibit animals and handicrafts, and people of all ages enjoy entertainment acts, carnival rides and games.The headline musical acts are:
Friday, Aug. 31 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Winger
Sunday, Sept. 2 – Los Internaccionales Caminantes De Humberto Navarro
Monday, Sept. 3 – Nolan McKelvey Band
Additional entertainment includes SolOverLuna, the Workingman’s Band, WEEZUS, the Reckless Band, Mike Reeves Band, Rhythm Edition, FoxyKoshka and other local and regional acts. Strolling acts include April Gallegos Balloon Animals, Dune Sea Garrison (Star Wars) on Saturday and variety acts such as the Perceptives and Bob at Large.
The County Fair offers complimentary shuttle services to and from NAU at the South Campus Parking Lot P62 on East Pine Knoll Drive, and the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N King St. The shuttle stop at NAU runs all four days and the shuttle stop at the County Health and Community Services Building runs Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 1 and 2). For pick up times and locations, visit www.CoconinoCountyFair.com.
Coconino County offers several ways to save at the Fair:
•Take the free shuttle to the Fair
•Ride your bike to the Fair
•Food Friday: A variety of select fair food items will be sold for $5 on Friday, Aug. 31. Food vendors participating in the $5 meal promotion are asked to sell a meal including one entrée, one side, and one beverage for $5. This promotion will take place on Friday, Aug. 31 only. This program gives people a chance to purchase “fair food” during School’s Day. Coconino County Parks and Recreation will provide vendors a sign to advertise.
•$1 off admission coupon found on Nackard Pepsi products at several grocery stores in Coconino County.
•Military discount: Active, retired, and veteran’s admission is $7 throughout the Fair.
•Friday –Sunday, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
•Fair carnival hours: Friday –Sunday, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission for adults is $8, seniors and children (6-12) is $5, active military including retired and veterans (with ID) is $7 and children (5 and under) are free. Parking at the fairgrounds $5.
For more information on the County Fair, tickets and entertainment, visit www.CoconinoCountyFair.com or call the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department at 928-679-8000.
Read about the 2018 Coconino County Fair:
Early bird ticket sales for the Coconino County Fair now on sale (KAFF News, July 1, 2018)
Coconino County Fair begins Aug. 31 (Arizona Daily Sun, Aug. 23, 2018)
Cotton candy burritos, underwater robots debut at 2018 Coconino County Fair (Arizona Daily Sun, Aug. 31, 2018)
Coconino County Fair draws crowd as cars at Demolition Derby trade paint (Arizona Daily Sun, Sept. 2, 2018)
Coconino County Fair Gallery (Arizona Daily Sun, Sept. 2, 2018)
Fairing well: An inside look at county fair roots (The Lumberjack, Sept. 2, 2018)
Coconino County Fair - photo gallery (Williams-Grand Canyon News, Sept. 11, 2018)