Graham County Fair ready to pop off this weekend

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The Graham County Fair will run this Thursday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 14. 

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The summer inferno has been turned off and the crisp, cool fall air is here, which means it must be time for the Graham County Fair.

The 2018 fair kicks off Thursday night with unlimited carnival rides with the purchase of a $20 bracelet.

On Friday, festivities will include the annual fair parade down Main Street in Downtown Safford, starting at 10 a.m. The fair will then open up at noon, followed by the Midway rides at 1 p.m.

Admission prices to the fair are $1 for children 6 – 9 and $5 for ages 10 and up. Seniors age 65 and over pay only $4 on Thursday and Sunday, while children 5 and under are free. 

Video By Jon Johnson

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Oct. 11

5 p.m. Fairgrounds and exhibition buildings open, including entertainment

6 p.m. Carnival opens with unlimited rides for $20 from 6 – 11 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12

10 a.m. Graham County Fair Parade Downtown Safford

12 p.m. Exhibition buildings open

1 p.m. Talent competition starts/ carnival opens with unlimited rides for $15 from 1 – 5 p.m.

10 p.m. Exhibition buildings close

Saturday, Oct. 13

10 a.m. Fairground gates and exhibition buildings open

12 p.m. Carnival opens/talent competitions start

10 p.m. Exhibition buildings close

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald

Sunday, Oct. 14

12:00 p.m. Exhibition buildings open

1:00 p.m Carnival opens with unlimited rides for $20 from 1 – 5 p.m.

5 p.m. Carnival and exhibition buildings close

6 p.m. Exhibit pickup

7 p.m. Fairgrounds close