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Western Idaho Fair

Runs through Sunday, Aug. 28

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Who's the fairest of them all? Well, there are certainly fairs and festivals aplenty in every corner of Idaho, but the Western Idaho Fair is still the Shangri-La for nearly 250,000 attendees each August.

We love the midway, animals and insane food choices (fried peaches, anyone?); and each year, we discover something that you can only spot at the fair. For example there's the "How to Give a Chicken a Bath" demonstration at the Small Animal Building; The "Iron Flower Arranger" competition (think Iron Chef with petunias) in Western Town; and nothing gives us a greater thrill than an antique tractor display outside of the Expo Building.

This year's "blast from the past" Grandstand performers include Pat Benatar and Foreigner.