The Cochise County Fair kicked off Thursday and will run through Sunday.

This year’s fair is dedicated to Bruce and Joyce Tingle. The Willcox couple was honored Thursday at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Friday is Student Day where all students are admitted for $1.

Some entertainment highlights for that day will be the intercollegiate rodeo set to begin at 6 p.m. inside the rodeo arena. The 4-H and FFA market steer and beef show will take place throughout the day. Joe Stoddard will be on stage and the new attraction Dino Encounters will be open all day.

Musical entertainment will be done by JJ y Sus Intimidantes at 4 p.m. and Los Plebes de Sonora at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday is Military Appreciation Day. All active military personnel will be admitted for $1.

The 4-H and FFA livestock sale will take place Saturday. The small stock sale will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; the large stock sale begins at 1 p.m.

Douglas’ own Gemini band will perform at 3 p.m. followed by Josh Roy at 8 p.m.

The championship round of the intercollegiate rodeo will begin at 6 p.m. in the rodeo arena.

Mutton bustin returns on Sunday at 3 p.m. in front of the grandstand. It will follow the Dino Encounters performance that is scheduled for 2 p.m. also in front of the grandstand.

Adam the Great will perform his last show of the fair at 2:30 p.m.

I.N.V.U. will perform Sunday from 3-7 p.m.

General admission fees are $6 for adults; $3 for children 6-12 and 5 and under are admitted free.

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