Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association is a resource for all of Santa Cruz County. It is our goal to provide events and programs that support and encourage our communities. We are celebrating our 100th year in 2015. Our grounds are privatedly owned and operated by our membership and an elected Board of Directors.
This year's annual events include: The 99th Annual Sonoita Horse Races, 77th Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show, The 100th Labor Day Rodeoand The 100th Santa Cruz County Fair. We are looking forward to adding new events to our calendar and are always open to your suggestions.
The Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association, located at the Sonoita Fairgrounds, is 1/4 mile south of the Highway 82, Highway 83 junction in Sonoita, Arizona. We are 40 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona with easy access from I-10. At an elevation of 5000 feet, we maintain a year round temperature 10-15 degrees cooler than Tucson.
The Fairgrounds are situated on 36.5 acres with parking for approximately 2000. A covered grandstand area seats 2200; 180 horse stalls; 1/2 mile race track; lighted rodeo arena; performance arena; club house with kitchen; exhibition halls and RV hookups are also available for outside events. Contact us for availability and rates.
We are pleased to announce our new office manager, Terri Clark. She can be reached at 520-455-5553. Office hours are- Mon-Wed-Fri 9am- 1pm.
Your Membership allows you free admission to our annual association sponsored events listed above. Join us for a day or weekend of fabulous entertainment!
Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Association
3142 S. Highway 83
P. O. Box 85
Sonoita, Arizona 85637
Phone: (520) 455-5553
Fax: (520) 455-5330
For more information please:
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND ACTION***
At the Rodeo this year, we introduced a membership drive to sign up new members for the Santa Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Assn. The drive was extremely successful, and nearly doubled the number of members! While this benefits the whole community, it also creates an unusual situation for the upcoming Annual Meeting and elections for the new Board of Directors. Our By-Laws are very specific and require that members be present to vote for the new Board and to vote on any proposed changes to the By-Laws. They also require a quorum to be present. This is defined as the “majority” of members. Since it is unlikely that a “majority” of the new members will attend in person, the only way to conduct business at the annual meeting is to ensure we have a quorum, i.e., that enough members are either represented in person, or by proxy. For this reason, our legal advisor has assisted us by providing a Proxy Form below. IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING THE MEETING, IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM AND MAIL IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. You can include it with your membership form, or mail it separately. But we MUST have it in house prior to Dec 6th for the meeting. PERSON NAMED AS PROXY MUST ATTEND MEETING!
If a quorum is present for our Dec 6th meeting, we can continue to serve you, our members, and the community, with a fresh slate of officers for the next Board of Directors for our historic and exciting 100th Anniversary Year, coming up in 2015.
Please click on the box to the left and download your membership renewal, RSVP to the dinner along with a proxy to fill out in the event that you will not be able to attend. Please mail in time to reach the office BEFORE the annual meeting.
Please mail to your application/renewal along with the your
membership dues & proxy (if you cannot attend) to: