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Canyon County Fair and Festival

Thursday, July 28-Sunday, July 31 at The Canyon County Fairgrounds

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Ah, the county fair. It's one of the last remaining vestiges of quintessential Americana--cotton candy-coated fingers grip tightly onto ferris wheel bars, starry-eyed teens win each other over with oversized stuffed animals and everywhere teeth tear into meat on sticks. Luckily, Caldwell residents don't have to wait much longer for their fair fix: the Canyon County Fair has arrived.

On Thursday, July 28, the fair features a cow pie-eating contest, tricks by magician Adam the Great and an array of arts and crafts activities for the whole family. Joe Nichols and Stealing Angels will perform starting at 8 p.m.

Friday continues with the Celebrity Cooking Show and Ralph Maxwell's Comedy Hypnosis show, as well as a performance by country music star Tracy Lawrence and Jacob Lyda on the main stage at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, '80s arena rock legends Kansas will tear it up, and country star Jo Dee Messina closes out the weekend with a concert on Sunday.

If you're interested in the more traditional fair elements, fret not. There will be an extensive selection of carnival rides, a dance competition, a pie-baking contest and a muddy pig chase.

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