The county seat of Yavapai County, Arizona, is Prescott. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 152,957, an increase of 45,243 over the 1990 census.
Before being divided, Yavapai County, was the largest single county ever created in the United States. The domain was approximately 65,000 square miles. Yavapai County covered more than half the Territory of Arizona that was laid out in 1864.
Yavapai County is known as the "Mother of Counties," for most of its present day fourteen counties were taken wholly or in part from the original Yavapai. Present day counties partially formed from old Yavapai are Pinal, Graham, Greenlee, Maricopa, and Mohave.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
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12/03 Coming to The Prescott area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.
St. George Feast of the Middle East Phoenix AZ October4-6 Enjoy Kibbee,(Ground Meat and Burghul Mixture)that is virtually the national dish of any Middle Eastern country, very lean beef or lamb are finely ground and mixed with cracked wheat and spices, then baked in olive oil. Also Shish Kabobs and Chicken Shawarma. Watch the St George Dancers.
Arizona Exposition & State Fair Phoenix AZ October11-November3 The Arizona Expo and State Fair is held every year. Events include the All-Indian Rodeo, motorized events, animal displays and competition, cooking contests, youth activities, and competitive entries. There is also an annual concert schedule that is announced prior to the fair. Exhibition buildings and grounds include the Agriculture Center, Arizona Plaza Building, Avenue of Flags, Cattle Barns, Exhibit Building, Grandstand-Arena, Hacienda Home Arts Center, Wesley Bolin Building, and the Party Gras.