First of all, the Northern Arizona Gila County Fair is in town. Tickets are only a dollar apiece. Do you love animals? Arts and crafts? Quilts and puzzles? Homegrown food? This is the place you want to be today. Horses, pigs, bunnies, adorable tiny ponies, goats, bulls, turkeys and other lovingly cared for mammals await you at the Fair today.
And once you’ve seen (and petted) the animals, walk right out to the parking lot to the other side of the Event Center and there are rides galore! Tickets are on sale at the Carnival—you can buy a book of tickets or get a wristband for unlimited rides for $22.00.
1) Go to a rodeo 1) Go to the best small town rodeo in the country 1) Go to the best small town rodeo in the country that was founded by a real cowboy in the 1800’s
1) Go to the best small town rodeo in the country, that also happens to be the oldest continuous rodeo in the whole world, and make sure that it was founded by a real, bona fide cowboy from the 1800’s.
Payson here we come!!!
August 15th — 18th, 2013
Payson will celebrate it’s 129th year of the August Doins Rodeo, the oldest continuous rodeo in the world!
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for children 8-10 and free for children 7 and under. If you show an active military card, you will also not be charged for admission.
Performances will be held at the Payson Events Center — just across the street from the Mazatzal Casino on the west side of the road at the light. Performance times are Saturday at 1 and 7 pm (gates open at 11 am and 5 pm), and Sunday at 1 pm (gates open at 11 am). On Friday night, the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” performance will be at 7 pm (gates open at 5 pm).
Be prepared for a weekend of fun, beginning with Cactus WPN Barrel Racing on Thursday night at 7 (gates open at 5). Admission is 1 can of food. On Saturday morning at 9 am is the 129th August Doins Rodeo Parade down Payson’s Historic Main Street.
For more information about this historic rodeo, go to http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/Activities/Rodeos/AugustDoinsRodeo.aspx
See you there!!!
at Dimi Espresso! 612 N. Beeline Hwy
Open from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, 8 am to 7 pm Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, Dimi not only has an incredible selection of coffees and teas but also a fabulous assortment of pastries and paninis to accompany them.
If you have a sweet tooth you will absolutely, positively LOVE the tempting selection of scones, muffins, tarts, cream puffs and cinnamon rolls, to name a few of the mouthwatering pastries.
If you are in the mood for a meal, you will be delighted by the delicious assortment of pita pizzas, paninis, wraps and quiches.
But wait, there’s more! 🙂
Stay for Open Mic night on Fridays from 5 to 6 pm…
Learn how to dance for $5 on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 pm….
Or enjoy discounts at Happy Hour from 4 to 6 pm Monday through Saturday.
In the mood for a tea party? Come join your friends at Dimi for unlimited tea served in fine tea cups from 3 to 4 pm for only $6!
Dimi Espresso is located in the Swiss Village Shopping Center in the heart of Payson. We’ll see you there! –