Fairs have been the staple of community celebration in the United States for years. They're the set of 80s high school romance, a place where just about anything can be fried and a place to ride exciting attractions that are inadvisable after eating said fried food. The Western Idaho Fair, a Treasure Valley-wide soiree, brings all of those things (minus campy 80s romance). The fair is complete with live music from 90s stars 3 Doors Down to legendary rock group REO Speedwagon. After rocking out, attendees can ride the rides or go watch one of the competitions the fair has to offer. The 4-H and Future Farmers of America portion of the fair offers animal showings from cows and horses to rabbits and even guinea pigs. Fair events are scattered through the day, but admissions begin at noon and close at 10 p.m. The fair closes for the day at 11 p.m.
Noon. $7. 5610 N. Glenwood St., Boise, idahofair.com.