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Western Idaho Fair

Friday, Aug. 21-Sunday, Aug. 30


This year's theme for the Western Idaho Fair is #ShareMyFair, a perfect marriage of contemporary and classic. The Fair opens Friday, Aug. 21, kicking off with a 4-H livestock competitions, and wraps up Sunday, Aug. 30 with a performance from hypnotist Michael Mezmer. In between, check out entertainment ranging from BMX trick riders to concerts. This year, see singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann, rockers Theory of a Deadman and platinum-selling country artist Gary Allan. (An appearance by rock icon Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo was canceled because of a medical issue). The fair has more games, rides and food than a person could get to even if they went every day and stayed from open to close. We think it's worth a try, though.