County Fair

Dear Graham County, 

As you all know, it has been a very difficult and uncertain year for all of us as many events and activities have been effected by everything happening in 2020. We have had countless meetings with the Fair Board, County Staff, County Health Department and the Board of Supervisors struggling with decisions on how to host a safe and responsible County Fair. We have made every effort to not cancel the Fair entirely and in an effort to provide a safe event for the community we have planned a modified County Fair focusing on livestock and exhibits. We are sad to inform you that we will not be having vendors, entertainment or a carnival this year but are dedicated to supporting our large livestock and exhibits.  

We will be having a two-day modified fair on October 9th and 10th. 

Congratulations to our 2020 Graham County Fair Window Display Contest Winners:

Best Display

  • GCRC

Retail (Large) Display

  • Double R Communication

Retail (Large) Display Runner Up

  • Trophies ‘N Tees

Service/Office (Small) Window Display

  • Graham County Chamber of Commerce

Service/Office (Small) Display Runner Ups

  • Pima Elementary – 4th grade
  • Pima Elementary – 3rd grade

High School Window

  • Senior Class – Thatcher High School Senior Class 
  • Junior Class – Thatcher High School Junior Class 
  • Sophomore Class – No Entry
  • Freshman Class – No Entry

Grand Marshal and sheep dog

2019 Grand Marshal James Smith

Our 2019 Grand Marshal, James Smith, has participated in the Graham County Fair for 60 years. Mostly in the areas of Poultry, Pigeons, Livestock, Horticulture, and Floriculture. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Degree in Agriculture. Mr. Smith retired as the Ground Foreman with Eastern Arizona College after 38 years and has served on the Graham County Fair Board for the past 6 years.

2019 Graham County Fair Photo Gallery

Elected Officials
Native American Veterans carrying flags
Gila Cheer girls walking
Drawing of parrot
Young people on fair ride (6)
Young man in white shirt with bull
White guinea pig (1)
Yellow rooster
Hypno Joe and participants (2)
Click on a photo to enter the gallery.

Fair Sponsors

Freeport-McMoRan Logo
Bud Light Logo
Johnson Motors Logo
Stotz Equipment Logo
Advanced Air Systems Logo
Bashas Logo
Michelob Ultra Logo
Tractor Supply Logo
Trophies N Tees Logo

Photography and Recording Notice

When you attend the Graham County Fair (GCF) grounds, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by GCF and its affiliates and representatives. You release GCF, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by GCF or the person or entity designated to do so by GCF. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.