Of the scores of Fourth of July celebrations across the Gem State this weekend, perhaps the most unique is in the Idaho County town of Grangeville in north-central Idaho.
Each year, Grangeville hosts its Border Days celebration over the Fourth of July holiday, with a parade, rodeo, art show, classic car show and the "chicken scramble," in which both chickens and kids are set loose.
Each chicken is fitted with a ribbon representing a different amount of money, and the kid who catches the chicken wins the money.
One of the highlights of the celebration has to be what organizer's call the "super" egg toss. It' s so super that more than 1,100 people participated in this year's event, which filled the streets of downtown Grangeville on Saturday.
No first-time spectators are allowed—every egg toss newbie is required to take part in the mayhem. Meanwhile, some veteran participants say they buy cartons of eggs ahead of time in order to practice.
This year marks the 105th anniversary of Grangeville's Border Days.