Since 1953, Celebrate the Northern Gila County Fair in the cool pines of Payson, Arizona. The Northern Gila County Fair, a fun- filled, family event held in the cool pines of Payson, AZ. Carnival, livestock, Draft Horses, Exhibits, Cowboy Church, Rodeo as well as food, music and contests. Admission $3 Friday and Sunday, Saturday $3 from 8am - 5pm, $5 after 5pm. $10 weekend pass includes special events.