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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Around Arizona: Festivals and weekend events through September

Cochise County Fair’s theme is “The Best Four Days of Fall.” Experience it Sept . 21-24 in Douglas. Photo courtesy of Cochise County Fair.


Cochise County Fair (Sept. 21-24). This year’s theme is “The Best Four Days of Fall.” There’s something for everyone here: rides, attractions and games, college rodeo, pro bull riding, live entertainment, agricultural competition and more.


Festival of Science (Sept. 22-Oct. 1). An award-winning 10-day event filled with field trips, guided hikes, star parties, open houses, hands-on exhibits, presentations and archaeological excavations. Times vary. Free. Locations throughout Flagstaff.


Fall Gathering Barbeque (Sept. 16). Grab your boots and family for some Western fun. Live cowboy music, barbecue and activities for a celebration that commemorates the Phippen Museum’s grand opening more than 30 years ago.


Fiesta del Tlaquepaque (Sept. 9). Fill your day with the taste and sounds of Mexico at the annual celebration of Mexican Independence Day. Demonstrations, strolling mariachi bands, flamenco music and dance, arts, crafts and food.


Tombstone Territorial Days (Sept. 16-17). This third annual event features a non-motorized parade, Grand Ball in Schieffelin Hall, Territorial baseball game, Civil War re-enactors, Western lectures and food vendors.


Greek Festival (Sept. 21-24) Opa! Experience Greek culture, heritage, dances, hospitality, food and music.


My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend & Country Craft Fair (Sept. 16-17). It’s apple season all month at Apple Annie’s Orchard. Pick-your own apples, pears, peaches, pumpkins and more and try apple pie and apple crumb pie ice cream. Free admission and wagon rides to pick apples. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with apple pie syrup for purchase.

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Liz Petroff

Calendar Editor Liz Petroff is the mother of Jack (8) and Lucy (6). Send information about your upcoming events to [email protected]

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