Attending a fair is as essential to a complete summer as sunshine and ice cream. And while Treasure Valley residents have to wait until August for the grand ol' Western Idaho Fair, those seeking a fair-fix earlier need only head to 2C.
The Canyon County Fair kicked off its 125th anniversary celebration July 26, and will continue until Sunday, July 29. Beginning at 4 p.m. today, you can rush the carnival gates in an attempt to be one of the first 125 people at the ticket box, which gets you a carnival ride for $1.25. The carnival will provide all the adrenaline-laden fun you can handle until midnight.
Want the full-day fair experience? You can check out dog, dairy, poultry and horse shows beginning at 8 a.m., a cupcake bake-off at noon, a magician at 12:30 p.m., hogs 'n' mud wrestling at 6 p.m., and then swoon to the sounds of award-winning country crooner Sara Evans at 8 p.m.
Cap off your day of fun with performances by a juggler, hispanic folkloric dancers and a comedian-hypnotist. Once the cotton candy sugar high wears off, you'll probably be ready for bed.
Admission to the fair is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6-13 and 65-plus, and FREE for children younger than 5. The Sara Evans concert is $25. For a list of prices for the weekend's events, click here. For a schedule of each day's events, click here.