by Ákos Kovach
Among the numerous wonders and attractions in Greenlee County thousands of visitors choose the excellent facility known as the Greenlee County Fairgrounds to visit for fun and frolic.
Located just north of the Town of Duncan, access to the Fairgrounds is easy. From I-10 near Lordsburg exit at NM 90 and head northwest. Coming from Phoenix, or points in-between, take US 70 also known as the Old West Highway. Driving in from Tucson? I-10 just past Willcox, north on SR 191 until it junctions with Old West Highway then east to Duncan.
All roads lead to Duncan? Well yes, these do. And once in Duncan keep your eyes open for landmarks like the Duncan High School electronic billboard coming in from Safford, the railroad tracks are on your left, next a handful of buildings and voila you are at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 75) and Old West Highway. Town & Country Supply is on the corner, turn left – go north.
Coming in from New Mexico as you enter Duncan from the east you cross the railroad tracks, pass through commercial and residential areas and stay alert for the Bakery sign, Hilda’s and then Town & Country all on your left.
The intersection of SR 75 is on your right – go north – over the bridge and through the woods to the Fairgrounds you will go. For the traveling equestrian public the Fairgrounds offers dozens of stables and an exercise arena; rodeo followers will enjoy our Junior Rodeo Series; and pro rodeo events that culminate during our County Fair September 17-20. The Fairgrounds is home to Mud Races, carnivals and outdoor music and dancing – on August 8, the Yarbrough Band, 2014 AMA winners, will play at the Fairgrounds Ramada.
Junior Livestock ; 4H, Little League; Duncan PTA, FFA, Rodeo Royalty and many others call the Fairgrounds ‘home’ and for good reason. The fairgrounds has been home to these and many other events for generations and plans are in the works to keep going, keep growing and making the Fairgrounds a place for everyone to feel welcome and invited. Please follow the Fairgrounds on Facebook but find additional information on several websites and Facebook pages use Greenlee County as your key word while searching for news in this area. Come for a day, stay for a lifetime, but do visit Greenlee County.