Photos: Pima County Fair returns with carnival rides, bands & of course deep-fried food

The Pima County Fair opened its 2024 run on Thursday and continues through Sunday, April 28.

The fair opens at 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. General admission is $12, with discounts for military and seniors 55+ ($8) and kids 6-10 ($6). Kids 5 and under get in free. Parking is $8.

There are a variety of discounts available, including free admission on Sunday mornings before noon with two cans of food for the Community Food Bank.

On Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25, fairgoers can purchase wristbands for free carnival rides.

Admission is just $6 on Monday, April 22, and those 55 and older can enjoy free ferris wheel rides.

On Tuesday, April 23, carnival rides are $3 until 6 p.m.

General admission includes a variety of concerts. VIP tickets to the shows may be available.

  • Chevelle at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19
  • Jake Jacobson at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20
  • Chris Janson at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20
  • Cowboys and Grillz at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21
  • Los Lonely Boys at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22
  • Michael Salgado at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23
  • We the Kingdom at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
  • Wiz Khalifa at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25
  • Sublime with Rome at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26
  • Dylan Scott at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27
  • Banda el Recodo at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

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