No matter your personal feelings on carnival rides, country music and staring at farm animals, fairs deserve at least one yearly visit to enjoy the mass gathering of food vendors. The Canyon County Fair - running Thursday, July 25-Sunday, July 28, in Caldwell—is no exception.
Visitors gorge on carnival classics like funnel cakes and hand-dipped corn dogs, but it isn't every day you can order bizarre and delicious calorie bombs like the deep fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich from Buffalo Grill or deep fried cheese on a stick from Colossal Onion Blossom.
After filling your belly and winning a giant stuffed animal at the ring toss, throw on your cowboy hat and mosey on over to the free concert each night at 8 p.m. The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage Thursday, July 25, while .38 Special brings its Southern rock Friday, July 26, followed by country crooner Neal McCoy, Saturday, July 27. Things get spiritual Sunday, July 28, with Christian pop band The Afters.
While concerts are included with fair admission, reserved seating can be yours for $25 in advance or $30 at the gate, which includes fair admission.
Looking for a way to burn off some of those calories? Sign up for the second annual Barnyard Dash, featuring a three-mile obstacle course covered with various barnyard impediments. The course is free and offers a chance to jump start that new country-themed workout routine.
Fair tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.