What's happening this weekend?

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

Great Arizona Picnic
The Great Arizona Picnic takes place this Saturday and Sunday. It's part of Scottsdale's Culinary Festival. The festival started on April 9 and ends April 14. The picnic takes place at the Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Visitors can sample tasty bites from 50 different chefs, watch chef demonstrations and enjoy music from live local bands. For more information go to http://scottsdalefest.org.

Maricopa County Fair
It's that time again, the Maricopa County Fair is in full swing. Visitors can experience rides, taste exciting and different fair foods and view an array of different shows and exhibits. It takes place from April 10 to April 14 at the fairgrounds located near 18th Avenue and McDowell Road. For a complete list of events, times and ticket prices visit the fair website at www.maricopacountyfair.org.

K-9 Trials
The Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association is holding its K-9 Trials this weekend. The event takes place at Scottsdale City Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. Trials will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is open to the public. Visitors will see many police, military, government and security K-9 teams competing in various exercises. Also at the event will be vendors selling shirts, hats and other canine and police-related products. SWAT, K-9, police helicopters and fire vehicles will be on display. For complete details go to www.desertdogk9trials.com.

Wings of Freedom Tour
If you've ever wanted to fly in an iconic World War ll plane, here's your chance. The Collings Foundation is bringing its "Wings of Freedom Tour" to Scottsdale Airport this weekend. Tour the inside of a P-51 Mustang, B-17, B-24 and B-25. For a price, you can even make reservations to fly in one. For complete details about the tour go to www.cfdn.org.

Polish Festival
The 10th annual Polish Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, 2828 W. Country Gables Drive, in Phoenix. The event offers live music, polka dancing, polish food, a raffle and a kid-friendly area. For more information, visit www.polishfestivalaz.org.

Homebuyers Expo
The city of Phoenix is holding its annual Arizona Homebuyers Expo. It's Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center. Those attending will learn how to qualify for up to $15,000 in grants and down payments assistance to purchase a home. They can also get questions answered from Realtors, lenders, home inspectors and nonprofit organizations. A variety of seminars will take place all day long where potential buyers will be educated in a variety of topics when it comes to home buying. For more information, visit www.AZHomeExpo.org.