The 95th Annual Cochise County Fair kicks off tomorrow.
The theme this year is “Cochise County may be square but not our county fair.”
Wednesday, Sept. 25 is check in day for all exhibitors. Livestock judging for all animals will take place Thursday and Friday at various times throughout the day.
The official ribbon cutting will take place Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m.
One new change this year is the small and large livestock sale which has been moved from Sunday to Saturday. The small stock sale will begin at 10 a.m.; the large stock sale will take place at 1p.m. that afternoon inside the livestock show ring.
The reason behind this is 4-H officials are hoping to attract a large group of potential buyers.
The main attraction this year will be the Dinosaur Encounters exhibit which will be available all four days.
Cochise County Fairgrounds General Manager Dominique Valenzuela said she saw this exhibit at a fair convention she attended recently and decided to bring them to the Cochise County Fair.
“I think this is something everyone will enjoy,” she said. “It’s more of an educational type of event.”
Back again this year this year is the collegiate rodeo which will feature our own Cochise College rodeo team. There will be two performances this year starting at 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings.
A wide variety of musical talent is also being brought in this year which will perform every evening of the fair.
General admission fees for the fair will be $6; $3 for children 6-12, those 5 and younger are admitted free.
Thursday is Senior Day where all senior citizens get in for $1. Friday is Student Day where all students will be charged $1 to get in; Saturday is Military Appreciation Day where anyone in the military will be admitted for $1. Parking is $3 in certain areas of the fairgrounds.