We welcome all to Arizona in 2019. Tucson, Arizona is the county seat of Pima County and home to the University of Arizona. It is the second-largest populated city in Arizona with Phoenix being the largest. Tucson is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and just 60 mi north of the U.S.–Mexico border.  Famous for its dramatic beauty, the Sonoran Desert covers this region with spectacular cacti – including the giant saguaro, a symbol of the American Southwest. 

The Specialty Site

Tucson, Arizona is the county seat of Pima County and home to the University of Arizona. It is the second-largest populated city in Arizona with Phoenix being the largest. Tucson is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and just 60 mi north of the U.S.–Mexico border.

The Specialty will be held at the  Pima County Fairgrounds which is a 640-acre event complex in a desert environment with mesquite, cacti and grass. The average annual temperature of 80° F.  The facility was designed for multi usage and includes an outdoor concert and stage, 3 exhibit buildings, equestrian facilities, animal and livestock arenas, motorized event arena, storage facilities, 15-acres of asphalt display area, outdoor exhibit spaces, picnic areas, RV facilities and areas for out-door camping.

November Weather In Tucson

The specialty will be held in mid November & that’s considered winter, marking the onset of Tucson’s tourist season.  Tucson population grows with visitors fleeing their snowy homes in search of some much-needed heat. Temperatures range from around 40 to 75 degrees, and it hardly ever rains. Hotel rates peak during the winter and during the colder months, so make sure to book motels well in advance to ensure availability.

Specialty Updates

We’re in the process of getting everything about the Specialty online so please check the site in the upcoming weeks. We’ll be building the site & offering more information as it becomes available.

Looking forward to welcoming everyone to Tucson, AZ for the 2019 National Specialty. See you in November!