The Gila County Fair begins Thursday and continues through Sunday at the Gila County Fairgrounds.
An All American cookoff and Salsa contest starts Thursday at 5:30. Entertainment will be provided by the bluegrass band Run Boy Run.
On Friday at 7:pm there’s a Bull Riding Competition featuring 20 top cowboys and 20 top bulls. A dance follows the rodeo from 9 to Midight with the Moonshine Mafia Band.
Brigade Freestyle Motocross Shows are on Saturday and Sunday, and there’s a Demolition Derby Saturday night at 7.
This year’s entertainment also includes carnival rides, a Live Stingray Encounter, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, Pedal Tractor Races for kids, a petting zoo and pony rides.
Brown’s Amusement Carnival is hosting a Canned Food Drive Thursday from 5 to 7:pm. Bring 3 cans of food and ride for free from 5 to 7:00.
Fair admission is $5 a person, 6 years old and up.
For more details and the fair schedule visit www.gilacountyfair.com.