Local Events

Explore Payson’s Best

Along with our incredible sights and attractions, Payson has excellent and fun local events all throughout the year. Whether it’s rodeos, music events, festivals, or meetups, we have it all. Next time you are in town check out what events could be taking place near you. Here is a super helpful calendar with updated and upcoming events in Payson, Arizona.

Latest Past Events

Annual Old Time Fiddlers Festival

Rodeo Grounds Rodeo Grounds, Payson

The State Championship Old Time Fiddlers Contest is a weekend event in which contestants come from around the state to compete with the best fiddling in Arizona by contestants aged […]


Annual World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo

Payson AZ Multi-Event Center Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Payson AZ Multi-Event Center Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Payson

For 125 continuous years Payson, Arizona has been celebrating the history and tradition of Pro-Rodeo. It is still held the third weekend in August and according to the PRCA, which […]


Barley & Vines: Craft Beer and Wine Festival

Westside Blues & Jazz 201 W. Main Street, Payson

A craft beer and wine tasting experience on Main Street in Payson, Arizona, in front of the Sawmill Theatres. Featuring multiple live music performances, an artisan fair, and food. Event services by Inspired Vibe: Branding, Marketing, and Events, and locally hosted by the Rim Country Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Wilde Wealth Management.