About the Fair
An annual tradition for 111 years, the Eastern Idaho State Fair is a favorite destination for over 224,000 visitors, creating fond memories and unforgettable experiences for all ages. There are endless opportunities to acquire wholesome education and entertainment at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The low-priced entry into the fair is nothing compared to what you get with that fee, including access to over 60 delicious food vendors, 200 commercial exhibitors, and 70 concessionaires.
Free Entertainment is the EISF’s best selling point. While eating a Tiger Ear or a Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, visitors take a seat at the two Free Stages featuring professional and local performances daily. 2013 acts include hypnotist Richard Barker, country band Redhead express, and clown Paul Isaac. Along with the free stages is an interactive educational exhibit for children, a petting zoo, and Wild About Monkeys!
The 2013 Fair is from August 31 – September 7!
Of course the free entertainment is great, but agricultural heritage is the base of the Fair. Exhibitors from all over travel to the Fair to show their horses, goats, cattle, swine, sheep, and poultry to compete for cash prizes. After preparing all year, 4-H and FFA students come to show their animals and crafts to compete for prizes. Prizes are also given in competitions such as needlecraft, photography, cooking, sugar art, antiques, and flowers.
A large Grandstand Arena is featured in the center of the fairgrounds. It is packed with entertainment day and night. During the day, visitors can watch horse hitches, team penning, barrel racing, horse pulling, and a junior rodeo. The most attended day event is the Pari-mutuel Races paired with the always exhilarating Indian Relay Races. Each night for an extra fee, visitors watch the Bull Riding Championships, Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo, the Tractor Pull, FreestyleMX, popular rock and country Concerts, and the yearly sell-out Demolition Derby.