Idaho festivals and top events in 2017

Idaho top festivals and events

Idaho festivals – The top 200 festivals and events in Idaho in 2017. Plan ahead for these great events in this great state!  All events are offering the customized options to make all the profits in a weekend than some make in a year!

The complete list of all the top Idaho festivals and events in regards to attendance, revenue,. vending opportunities and festival sales. ID loves you!

Top Idaho festivals in 2017 according to revenue attendance and fun!

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July

Idaho Summerfest festival


August

2013 Idaho Piecemakers Quilt Show in Kuna


September

Thousand Springs Festival will be hot this year!

October

Trailing of the Sheep Festival 2014

Don’t miss Tomodachi Fest in Boise Idaho

Western Idaho State Fair announces 2014 concert line-up

Eastern Idaho State Fair 2015

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Boise Idaho leads the pack in top festivals!

Idaho has been named the top state for fairs for 2017!  Congratulations are in order for the great work by organizers and the entire Idaho community for showing such support for all the fairs and events in 2017.

Top 200 Idaho festivals list

Here’s the complete list of the top 200 Idaho festivals and events in 2017 that have been proven winners in the state.

  1. Idaho Lavender festival in Buhl Idaho
  2. Idaho Falls Festival of the Trees
  3. Sandpoint Idaho Fest
  4. Western Idaho Fair
  5. Idaho Film festival
  6. Idaho music fest
  7. Apple Blossom Festival in Payette
  8. Eastern Idaho State Fair
  9. Idaho Jazz fest
  10. Idaho Shakespeare festival
  11. BalloonFest – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  12. Minidoka County Fair  – Rupert, Idaho at Fairgrounds
  13. Thousand Springs Festival  – Hagerman, Idaho at Thousand Springs Preserve
  14. Post Falls Festival Q’emiln Park – Post Falls, Idaho
  15. Idaho Falls Festival of the Trees
  16. Northern Pacific Depot Day Festival Downtown – Wallace, Idaho
  17. Lemhi County Fair – Salmon, Idaho
  18. Ketchum Wagon Days – Sun Valley, Idaho
  19. Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival – Fort Hall, Idaho
  20. Idaho Gourd Festival  – Boise, Idaho at Boise Hotel Conference Center
  21. Summer Music Festival at Roseberry Historic Roseberry Townsite – Donnelly, Idaho
  22. North Idaho Fair – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  23. Targhee Fest – Driggs, Idaho
  24. Idaho Spud Day at City Park – Shelley, Idaho
  25. Jefferson County Fair – Rigby, Idaho
  26. Murphy Outpost Days Owyhee County Museum – Murphy, Idaho
  27. Old Fort Boise Days  – Parma, Idaho at Anderson Hall Comm House
  28. Driggs Summer Fest – Driggs, Idaho
  29. Roseberry Arts and Crafts Fair  – Roseberry, Idaho at Old Town Site of Roseberry
  30. Weippe Camas Festival Community Hall – Weippe, Idaho
  31. Oneida County Fair – Malad City, Idaho
  32. Snake River Dayz – Nampa, Idaho
  33. Raspberry Festival Monastery of Saint Gertrude – Cottonwood, Idaho
  34. Blues in the Park – Caldwell, Idaho
  35. Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival University of Idaho – Moscow, Idaho
  36. Art In The Park – Boise  – Boise, Idaho at Julia Davis Park
  37. Northwest Ribfest 2017 Julias Kleiner Park – Meridian I, Idaho
  38. McCall Oktoberfest  – McCall, Idaho at Alpine Village
  39. Jazz in the Canyon – Twin Falls, Idaho
  40. Bear Lake Raspberry Days – Fish Haven, Idaho
  41. Northern Rockies Music Festival Hop Porter Park – Hailey, Idaho
  42. Basque Picnic – Mountain Home, Idaho
  43. Alive After Five Grove Plaza – Boise, Idaho
  44. Dogwood Festival of the Lewis-Clark Valley  – Lewiston, Idaho at Varies with event
  45. Nez Perce County Fair  – Lewiston, Idaho at Nez Perce County Fairgrounds
  46. Spud Day  – Shelley, Idaho at Shelley City Park
  47. Bannock County Bluegrass Festival – Pocatello, Idaho
  48. Harvest Festival Street Fair  – Emmett, Idaho
  49. Birds of Prey Art Festival – Kuna, Idaho
  50. Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering – Shoshone, Idaho
  51. Portneuf Greenway RiverFest – Pocatello, Idaho
  52. Wallace Idaho Street Fair  – Wallace, Idaho at Downtown
  53. Custer Days – Challis, Idaho
  54. Pioneer Days – Oakley, Idaho
  55. Sacajawea Heritage Days – Salmon, Idaho
  56. Declo Days – Declo, Idaho
  57. Brundage Mountain Festival – McCall, Idaho
  58. Chili Cookoff  – Middleton, Idaho at Corner of Cornell and Dewey
  59. Idaho International Dance and Music Festival  – Rexburg, Idaho at Madison High School
  60. Bear Lake County Fair – Montpelier, Idaho
  61. Payette Apple Blossom Festival Central or Kiwanis Parks – Payette, Idaho
  62. Elk River Days – Elk River, Idaho
  63. Festival at Sandpoint – Sandpoint, Idaho
  64. Sawtooth Salmon Festival – Stanley, Idaho
  65. Soul Food Extravaganza – Boise, Idaho
  66. Weiser Mud Drag Races in Weiser, Idaho
  67. BanBury Golf Course – Eagle, Idaho
  68. Donnelly Huckleberry Festival Downtown – Donnelly, Idaho
  69. Kuna Days  – Kuna, Idaho at Bernard Fisher Park
  70. Snake River Fiber Fair  – Idaho Falls, Idaho at Eastern Idaho Technical College
  71. Lincoln County Fair Fairgrounds – Shoshone, Idaho
  72. Teton County Fair – Driggs, Idaho
  73. Gene Harris Jazz Festival – Concert Series Boise State University – Boise, Idaho
  74. Paul Bunyan Days – Saint Maries, Idaho
  75. Valley County Fair and Rodeo  – Cascade, Idaho at Fairgrounds
  76. Magic Valley Dairy Days  – Wendell, Idaho at City Park
  77. Idaho Jazz fest
  78. Payette County Fair  – New Plymouth, Idaho at Payette County Fairgrounds
  79. Ernest Hemingway Festival – Sun Valley, Idaho
  80. Yellow Pine Harmonica Contest & Music Festival Main Street – Yellow Pine, Idaho
  81. Cassia County Fair – Burley, Idaho
  82. Gyro Days – Wallace, Idaho
  83. Weiser Washington County Fair – Cambridge, Idaho
  84. Idaho International Film Festival – Boise, Idaho
  85. Hailey Days of the Old West – Hailey, Idaho
  86. Camas Lily Days Festivals – Fairfiled, Idaho at Centennial Marsh
  87. Saint Anthony Cowboy Poetry Gathering Roxy Theater – Saint Anthony, Idaho
  88. Nampa Festival of the Arts  – Nampa, Idaho at Lakeview Park
  89. Oktoberfest in Lava Hot Springs  – Lava Hot Springs, Idaho at Lava Communtiy Center
  90. Banjo Contest & Festival – Horseshoe Bend, Idaho
  91. Hailey Forth Of July Celebration Main Street – Hailey, Idaho
  92. Benewah County Fair  – St Maries, Idaho at Benewah County Fairgrounds
  93. National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Festival  – Weiser, Idaho at Bluegrass Village City Park
  94. Springfest – Hailey, Idaho
  95. Adams County Fair – Council, Idaho
  96. Arco Atomic Days City Park – Arco, Idaho
  97. Gooding County Fair Fairgrounds – Gooding, Idaho
  98. Treefort Music Fest  – Boise, Idaho at Downtown
  99. Treasure Valley Celtic Festival and Highland Games  – Garden City, Idaho at Expo Idaho
  100. Summer Fools Festival – Hailey, Idaho
  101. Sagebrush Days – Buhl, Idaho
  102. Kamiah Barbeque Days  – Kamiah, Idaho at 5th Street
  103. Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree  – Sun Valley, Idaho at Various Venues
  104. Magic Valley Craft Fair  – Jerome, Idaho at 104 Tiger Drive
  105. Priest River Timber Days City Park – Priest River, Idaho
  106. Elmore County Fair Fairgrounds – Glenns Ferry, Idaho
  107. Sandpoint Idaho Fest
  108. Clark County Fair – Dubois, Idaho
  109. – Lava Hot Springs, Idaho at Lava Communtiy Center
  110. Bras Across the Canyon festival  – Twin Falls, Idaho at Perrine Bridge Visitors Center Park
  111. Family Fun Fair Karcher Mall – Nampa, Idaho
  112. Western Days – Twin Falls, Idaho
  113. Idaho Horse Expo Horse Park Center – Nampa, Idaho
  114. Apple Blossom Festival in Payette
  115. Moscow Renaissance Fair  – Moscow, Idaho at East City Park
  116. Horseshoe Days – New Plymouth, Idaho
  117. Old Time Fiddlers’ Jamboree – Shoshone, Idaho
  118. SpudFest – Take II – Driggs, Idaho
  119. Goddessfest Julia Davis Park Band Shell – Boise, Idaho
  120. White Bird Days Celebration and Rodeo – White Bird, Idaho
  121. Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival  – Ketchum, Idaho at Atkinson Park
  122. Sand Fest – Saint Anthony, Idaho
  123. Priest Lake Spring Festival SE Priest Lake – Coolin, Idaho
  124. Victor Arts and Crafts Fair City Park-Downtown – Victor, Idaho
  125. Griddles & Fiddles Festival – Nampa, Idaho
  126. North Bannock County Fair Fairgrounds – Pocatello, Idaho
  127. Fall Harvest Festival  – Boise, Idaho at Idaho Botanical Garden
  128. Wooden Boat Festival – Sandpoint, Idaho
  129. Elk City Days – Elk City, Idaho
  130. Coeur D’alene Fourth of July Festival Public Park Bandstand – Coeur D’alene, Idaho
  131. Bonner County Fair – Sandpoint, Idaho
  132. Harvest Time Festival  – Twin Falls, Idaho at Expo Center
  133. Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo  – Boise, Idaho at Expo Idaho
  134. Basin of Gold Days – Idaho City, Idaho
  135. Shoshone Art in the Park Courthouse Lawn – Shoshone, Idaho
  136. Summerfest – Saint Anthony, Idaho
  137. Art Festival – Idaho Falls, Idaho
  138. Fiesta Idaho – Nampa, Idaho
  139. Mountain Lilac Festival – Challis, Idaho
  140. Salmon River Days Downtown – Salmon, Idaho
  141. Buhl Sagebrush Days – Downtown in Buhl, Idaho
  142. Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival – Sandpoint, Idaho
  143. Outpost Days  – Murphy, Idaho at Owyhee County Museum
  144. Ye old renaissance faire  – eagle, Idaho at Eagle Island State Park Eagle Id
  145. Wagon Road Days – Elk City, Idaho
  146. BalloonFest – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
  147. Border Days Fourth of July Celebration and Rodeo on Main Street – Grangeville, Idaho
  148. Idaho Charity Fair 2017 at the Western Idaho Fair Grounds in Boise, Idaho
  149. Snake River Stampede – Nampa, Idaho
  150. Canyon County Fair & Festival – Caldwell, Idaho
  151. McCall Winter Carnival  – Mccall, Idaho at Downtown
  152. Whoopee Days – Rexburg, Idaho
  153. Fire and Ice Winter Fest  – Lava Hot Springs, Idaho at Downtown Lava Hot Springs
  154. Idaho Days – Franklin, Idaho
  155. Dairy Days – Meridian, Idaho
  156. Idaho International Choral Festival – Pocatello, Idaho
  157. Western Idaho Fair
  158. Pinehurst Days  – Pinehurst, Idaho at Main Street
  159. Sagebrush Arts Fest  – Pocatello, Idaho at Idaho State University Campus
  160. Thunder Mountain Days – Cascade, Idaho
  161. Boise National College Fair  – Boise, Idaho at Boise Centre
  162. Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival  – Garden City, Idaho at Visual Arts Collective
  163. South Bannock County Fair Fairgrounds – Downey, Idaho
  164. Sawtooth Music Festival – Stanley, Idaho
  165. Mountain Wellness Festival – Sun Valley, Idaho
  166. Trailing of the Sheep Festival at Roberta McKercher Park – Hailey & Ketchum, Idaho
  167. Idaho music fest
  168. Hells Canyon Days  – Cambridge, Idaho at Library
  169. Twin Falls County Fair – Filer, Idaho
  170. Boise Art and Roses  – Boise, Idaho at Julia Davis Park
  171. Timber Days – Priest River, Idaho
  172. American Falls Day – American Falls, Idaho
  173. Payette Spring Apple Blossom Festival  – Payette, Idaho at Kiwanis Park
  174. Southern Idaho Spring Fair  – Twin Falls, Idaho at Twin Falls County Fair Grounds
  175. Emmett Cherry Festival  – Emmett, Idaho at Emmett City Park
  176. Blaine County Fair  – Carey, Idaho at Blaine County Fairgrnds
  177. Boundary County Fair Fairgrounds – Bonners Ferry, Idaho
  178. Latah County Fair  – Moscow, Idaho at Fairgrounds
  179. Amazefest Friday  – Nampa, Idaho at Holiday Inn Express
  180. Butte County Fair – Arco, Idaho
  181. Idaho City Arts and Crafts Festival John Brogan Park – Idaho City, Idaho
  182. Northwest Chili fest 2017 Julias Kleiner Park – Meridian, Idaho
  183. Jerome County Fair  – Jerome, Idaho at Jerome County Fairgrounds
  184. Butch Cassidy Days – Montpelier, Idaho
  185. Art and Roses Julia Davis Park – Boise, Idaho
  186. Fossil Days – Hagerman, Idaho
  187. Sandpoint Winter Carnival Downtown Sandpoint – Sandpoint, Idaho
  188. Hispanic Fiesta – Twin Falls, Idaho
  189. Franklin County Fair Rodeo Grounds – Preston, Idaho
  190. Teton Valley Balloon Rally Teton Valley – Driggs, Idaho
  191. Sawtooth Mountain Mamas Arts and Crafts Fair Junction of Highways 21 & 75 – Stanley, Idaho
  192. Sun Valley Harvest Festival Bannock County Fairgrounds – Pocatello, Idaho
  193. True West Cinema Festival – Boise, Idaho
  194. Eagle Fun Days  – Eagle, Idaho at Downtown, City Hall, Parks
  195. Heritage-Huckleberry Festival – Wallace, Idaho
  196. Perrine Bridge Festival  – Twin Falls, Idaho at Centennial Park
  197. Bigwater Blowout – Riggins, Idaho
  198. Weiser Valley Round-Up – Weiser, Idaho
  199. Terrace Lakes Wine & Art Festival Terrace Lakes Resort – Garden Valley, Idaho

Idaho festivals in March

March 21, 2017

  • Gold and Treasure Show ~ Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Jacklin Building

March 26, 2017

Idaho Spring Fair ~ Pocatello, Idaho at Idaho State University Holt Arena

March 28, 2017

  • Treasure Valley Spring Festival ~ Boise, Idaho at Expo Idaho
  • Lewis-Clark Train Club and Collectables Swap Meet ~ Lewiston, Idaho at Nez Perce County Fairgrounds
  • Gene Harris Jazz Festival ~ Boise, Idaho

Idaho festivals in April

Lewiston Dogwood Festival ~ Lewiston, Idaho

April 10, 2017

Spring Bride and Party Expo ~ Idaho Falls, Idaho at Kingston Plaza

April 11, 2017

  • Boise Gold and Treasure Show ~ Boise, Idaho at Western Idaho Fair

April 24, 2017

Art Under the Elms ~ Lewiston, Idaho

April 25, 2017

Idaho Falls Earth Day Celebration ~ Idaho Falls, Idaho at Tautphaus Park Zoo

Top Idaho festivals and events rated by desirability and interest.
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Date Published: 10/22/2017
Highest rated available for 2017 events and festivals in Idaho. Great job in this great state.
5 / 5 stars

Idaho festivals in May

May 2, 2017

  • Moscow Renaissance Fair ~ Moscow, Idaho at East City Park
  • Spring Boutique and Craft Fair ~ Idaho Falls, Idaho at Bonneville County Fairground

Idaho festivals in June

  1. Mountain Brewers Festival
  2. Savor Idaho Festival 2017
  3. Malad Valley Welsh Festival 2017
  4. Salmon Arms Gun Festival ~ Salmon, Idaho
  5. Highway 21 Festival ~ Idaho City, Idaho at Tom’s Service Lot

Idaho festivals in July

  • Canyon County Fair and Festival ~ Caldwell, Idaho at Fairgrounds
  • 2017 Timber Days ~ Priest River, Idaho at City Park
  • Sidewalk Art Show ~ Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Coeur d’Alene Downtown Street Fair ~ Coeur d’Alene, Idaho at Sherman Ave
  • Art on the Green ~ Coeur D Alene, Idaho at North Idaho College

Idaho festivals in August

  • Valley County Fair and Rodeo ~ Cascade, Idaho at the Fairgrounds
  • Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival ~ Ketchum, Idaho at Atkinson Park

Idaho festivals in September

  1. Stanley-Sawtooth Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering – The Stanley-Sawtooth Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering is a great event held in Stanley on September 02, 2017 to September 03, 2017.
  2. Kamiah BBQ Days – The Kamiah BBQ Days is a great event held in Kamiah on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  3. Paul Bunyan Days – The Paul Bunyan Days is a great event held in Saint Maries on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  4. Meadows Valley Days – The Meadows Valley Days is a great event held in New Meadows on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  5. Eastern Idaho State Fair – The Eastern Idaho State Fair is a great event held in Blackfoot on September 03, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  6. Art in the Park – The Art in the Park is a great event held in Boise on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  7. Sagebrush Arts Fest – The Sagebrush Arts Fest is a great event held in Pocatello on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  8. Latah County Fair – The Latah County Fair is a great event held in Moscow on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  9. Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering – The Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering is a great event held in Shoshone on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  10. Nez Perce County Fair – The Nez Perce County Fair is a great event held in Lewiston on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  11. Great Junk Hunt – The Great Junk Hunt is a great event held in Garden City on September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
  12. Thousand Springs Festival – The Thousand Springs Festival is a great event held in Hagerman on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  13. Canyon County Fall Show – The Canyon County Fall Show is a great event held in Nampa on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
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  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival ~ Boise, Idaho
  • Boise Art In The Park ~ Boise, Idaho
  • East Idaho Harvest Fest and Outdoor Expo ~ Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho festivals in October

Trailing of the Sheep Festival ~ Hailey, Idaho at Main Street

October, 2017

  • Mini Cassia Craft Fair in Rupert, Idaho
  • Gem Faire / Boise in Boise, Idaho
  • Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival in Garden City, Idaho

October, 2017

  • The Trailing of the Sheep Festival in Hailey & Ketchum, Idaho

October, 2017

  • Moscow Farmer’s Market in Moscow, Idaho

October, 2017

  • SeniorFaire in Nampa, Idaho

October, 2017

  • Regional Art Show and Sale in Riggins, Idaho

October, 2017

  • Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree in Sun Valley, Idaho

October, 2017

  • Troy Elementary School Craft Fair in Troy, Idaho

October, 2017

  • Fall Home and Remodeling Expo in Twin Falls, Idaho

October, 2017

  • Weiser Mud Drag Races in Weiser, Idaho

Idaho festivals in November

2017 Christmas Bonanza ~ Lewiston, Idaho at Nez Perce Co. Fairgrounds

Idaho festivals in December

Top December festivals and events in 2017

  • Potpourri Craft and Chocolate Affaire in Nampa, Idaho
  • Harvest Time Festival in Twin Falls, Idaho

Idaho fests in January

Here are your top events to check out in 2018 in Idaho for January

January 19, 2017

  • Eastern Idaho Agricultural Show in Pocatello, Idaho

Idaho festivals in February

late January – early February

  • Idaho Winter Carnival ~ McCall, Idaho
  • Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival ~ Moscow, Idaho
  • McCall Winter Carnival – Boise Idaho

February 7, 2017

  • Boise Golf Show ~ Boise, Idaho at Expo Idaho
  • Twin Falls Gun Festival ~ Twin Falls, Idaho at Twin Falls Co. Fairgrounds
  • Moscow Winter Market ~ Moscow, Idaho at 1912 Center

February 14, 2017

  • Treasure Valley Festival ~ Boise, Idaho at Expo Idaho
  • Boise Spring Gun Festival ~ Boise, Idaho at Expo Idaho (Fairgrounds)

February 19, 2017

Karcher Mall Antique Festival ~ Nampa, Idaho at Karcher Mall

February 21, 2017

  • Idaho Artistry in Wood Show ~ Boise, Idaho

February 28, 2017

Pocatello Spring Gun Festival ~ Pocatello, Idaho at Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center

Here’s all the top festivals and associations of Idaho festival committee for 2017 to 2018.

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Festival at Sandpoint greatest reasons to go in 2016

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Sandpoint, Idaho – Looking for something to do this summer? We have an event you won’t want to miss this August, the 2016 Festival at Sandpoint. The top 20 reasons to see the 2016 Festival at Sandpoint this year. One of the best events in all of Bonner County. With well over 375 festivals in Idaho this August alone, you just can not miss this one!. Take a look at some of the top reasons to check out this festival.

The event is held from August 4 to August 14. The festival offers some of the best things to do in Idaho and will definitely be better than a Trump Presidency! The 2016 Festival at Sandpoint offers great attractions this August. You need to be there!. This year marks 35 years that the festival has been going strong. The organizers of the fest believe that 2016 will be their best ever… The arrival of August means it is time for some of the best events of the year.

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In Idaho it is no exception. This year the Festival at Sandpoint will be rocking Bonner County and you got to see the top entertainment offered in 2016. Find the top things to do, what to see and much more in Sandpoint.. The Festival at Sandpoint celebration is listed as one of the top 50 events of August in 2016.

Date Published: 08/02/2016
The Festival at Sandpoint is one of the top 50 music festival, fireworks festivals in all of America. The Festival at Sandpoint festival gets a review of 8.5 out of 524 user votes and reviews
8.5 / 10 stars

Top 5 reasons to see the Festival at Sandpoint

Top 5 reasons to see this festival and why you just can not miss it!

  1. Watch Bruce Hornsby show you how its done with the Noisemakers waving their freakflag!
  2. Emmylou Harris shows that she has found the fountain of youth and was named one of the 100 most influential women in music.
  3. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be putting Luke Bell to shame with their raunchy stylings.
  4. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals will be Burning One Down on stage if they are allowed and singing their hit songs.
  5. Midsummer Night’s Dream with firework show will be blowing the imaginary roof off the place!

Dates and times of the Festival at Sandpoint

The Festival at Sandpoint is a 10-day music festival, fireworks festival that will be held from August 4 to August 14 in Sandpoint, Idaho this summer. Rocking the suburbs with the entire family like Quiet Riot did!

2016 Festival at Sandpoint locations

The 2016 Festival at Sandpoint is held in Sandpoint every August.
525 Pine Street
Sandpoint, Idaho
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Don’t miss out on the Festival at Sandpoint because of booking issues and be a part of one of the greatest music festival, fireworks festivals this summer!

What they are saying about the Festival at Sandpoint:

I grew up all over Idaho. I was born in Emmett. I love the Festival at Sandpoint like a fat kid loves cake! – Aaron Paul

 

 

Top rated Idaho August festivals and top things to do for 2016

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Here are the top festivals and events in Idaho this August.  The 2016 top things to do in Idaho from all ranges of festival genre; top ID music festivals, art festivals, beer and wine and much more.

The top events in some of the biggest cities in Idaho as well.  To see a detailed list of all the top Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello events – just click on the links. The best Ada County fairs from east to west in the great state.

The top 25 festivals in Idaho get high marks for this August
Date Published: 07/02/2016
The top 25 festivals in Idaho this August overall get a 4.5 rating out of 2132 visitor votes and reviews
4.5 / 5 stars
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Idaho festivals and events this August

Boise, Idaho – Idaho events calendar for August 2016. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in 2016. Over 50 festivals in Idaho you cant miss this August. Featured events in August 2016. See below for a complete list of the top Idaho events and festivals..

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Take a look at some of the top August festivals in Idaho. Idaho has a rich history of festival and celebrations and this August will be sure to blow you away. You’ll find information on events, lodging, festival ratings, reviews, and much more.. August 2016 events calendar for Idaho. The top 20 Idaho events and festivals this August. Top festivals and events in Idaho this August. Check out some of the top things to do in the state this month.

August 8, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Valley County Fair and Rodeo will be held in Cascade
August 24, 2016 – August 28, 2016
North Idaho Fair & Rodeo will be held in Coeur D’Alene
August 26, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Bannock County Bluegrass Festival will be held in Pocatello
August 8, 2016 – August 13, 2016
South Bannock County Fair will be held in Downey
August 25, 2016 – August 25, 2016
Saint Anthony Summerfest will be held in Saint Anthony
August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Taste of Coeur D’alene will be held in Coeur D’Alene
August 15, 2016 – August 20, 2016
Franklin County Fair will be held in Preston
August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Art on the Green will be held in Coeur d’Alene
August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Coeur D Alene Street Fair will be held in Coeur D Alene
August 17, 2016 – August 20, 2016
Boundary County Fair will be held in Bonners Ferry
August 25, 2016 – August 27, 2016
Lewiston Hot August Nights will be held in Lewiston
August 19, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Western Idaho Fair will be held in Boise
August 9, 2016 – August 13, 2016
Jerome County Fair will be held in Jerome

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August 20, 2016 – August 20, 2016
Riverfest will be held in Pocatello and will be an Elvis Presley dance contest
August 6, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Brews, Blues, and BBQ Festival will be held in Salmon and will moisten your ladies day.
August 7, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Raspberry Festival will be held in Cottonwood
August 6, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Kidsfest Idaho will be held in Meridian
August 4, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Camas County Fair will be held in Fairfield
August 5, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Kuna Days will be held in Kuna.  Do we love Kuna Days or what!
August 3, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Gem/Boise County Fair will be held in Emmett
August 9, 2016 – August 13, 2016
Bonner County Fair will be held in Sandpoint
August 31, 2016 – September 05, 2016
Twin Falls County Fair will be held in Filer
August 12, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival Forty-Eighth will be held in Ketchum
August 4, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Festival at Sandpoint will be held in Sandpoint
August 13, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Pend Oreille Arts Council Arts and Crafts Fair will be held in Sandpoint
August 21, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Edgefest 2016 will be held in Jerome
August 20, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Payette Lake Fine Arts and Crafts Fair will be held in Mccall
August 19, 2016 – August 20, 2016
Huckleberry Festival will be held in Wallace
August 6, 2016 – August 27, 2016
Moscow Farmers Market – August will be held in Moscow
August 13, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Nampa Festival of the Arts will be held in Nampa
August 12, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Donnelly Huckleberry Festival will be held in Donnelly
August 8, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Valley County Fair and Rodeo will be held in Cascade
August 26, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Bannock County Bluegrass Festival will be held in Pocatello
August 25, 2016 – August 25, 2016
Saint Anthony Summerfest will be held in Saint Anthony
August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Taste of Coeur D’alene will be held in Coeur D’Alene
August 21, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Edgefest 2016 will be held in Jerome
August 8, 2016 – August 13, 2016
South Bannock County Fair will be held in Downey
August 6, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Brews, Blues, and BBQ Festival will be held in Salmon
August 7, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Raspberry Festival will be held in Cottonwood
August 6, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Kidsfest Idaho will be held in Meridian
August 4, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Camas County Fair will be held in Fairfield
August 5, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Kuna Days will be held in Kuna
August 3, 2016 – August 6, 2016
Gem/Boise County Fair will be held in Emmett
August 9, 2016 – August 13, 2016
Bonner County Fair will be held in Sandpoint
August 12, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival Forty-Eighth will be held in Ketchum
August 4, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Festival at Sandpoint will be held in Sandpoint
August 12, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Donnelly Huckleberry Festival will be held in Donnelly
August 24, 2016 – August 28, 2016
North Idaho Fair & Rodeo will be held in Coeur D’Alene
August 31, 2016 – September 05, 2016
Twin Falls County Fair will be held in Filer
August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Art on the Green will be held in Coeur d’Alene
August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Coeur D Alene Street Fair will be held in Coeur D Alene
August 17, 2016 – August 20, 2016
Boundary County Fair will be held in Bonners Ferry
August 25, 2016 – August 27, 2016
Lewiston Hot August Nights will be held in Lewiston
August 19, 2016 – August 28, 2016
Western Idaho Fair will be held in Boise

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The carnival comes to Idaho

The hottest music festivals, art festivals, and food festivals this month. Some of the best events from Boise, Meridian, Nampa.. Things to do in Idaho, United States – Idaho events and attractions in August. The arrival of August 2016 events in Idaho means summer’s just around the corner. Find things to do, festivals and more.. This section lists the best Idaho events and festivals for August.. August in Idaho is glorious.

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summer festivals in Idaho August 2016

Enjoy some of the state’s best outdoor festivals as well as great indoor events such as art festivals and film festivals. Idaho also has a great history of music festivals and the season kicks off with some amazing street festivals. Get your groove on and rock out with your dingy out. Great reasons to drink in Boise or Meridian this month.

Top 12 events this August in Idaho

Here are the top August festivals and events to check out this 12.  The best art festivals, music fests, food festivals, Ada County county fairs, and much more. The best Summer things to do this Nampa

  1. Kuna Days at Sandpoint
  2. Art on the Green
  3. Camas County Fair
  4. Coeur D Alene Street Fair
  5. Taste of Coeur D’alene

Here is our complete directory of the top things to do in Idaho this August including all the great ID fairs, dance festivals, and the Italian festival.

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Top August events and festivals in Idaho

Here are the top 12 events in Idaho this Summer. The August events with the highest rating and the most unique in the state.

  1. Riverfest
  2. Western Idaho Fair
  3. Edgefest
  4. Franklin County Fair
  5. Twin Falls County Fair
  6. Festival at Sandpoint
  7. Art on the Green
  8. Raspberry Festival
  9. Jerome County Fair
  10. Huckleberry Festival
  11. Kuna Days
  12. Bonner County Fair

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Eastern Idaho State Fair 2015

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The Eastern Idaho State Fair 2015 festival is held in Blackfoot, ID each year with expected attendance of over 210,000 for the August 31-September 7th events and concerts.

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Festival Dates:  August 31 – September 7, 2015

Expected Attendance: over 210,000

 

Location of the E. Idaho State Fair and Blackfoot, Idaho map

Eastern Idaho State Fair 2015 festival
97 Park Street
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221

 

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Even this guy finds love at the Eastern Idaho state fair!

Eastern Idaho State Fair events and concerts

  • Nighttime Grandstand Events
  • Bull Riding Championships
  • RMPA Tractor Pull
  • Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo
  • Monster Free style MX
  • Chris Young
  • Morgan Frazier
  • Trace Adkins
  • Due West
  • Chris Young
  • Trace Adkins Package
  • Demolition Derby
  • Carnival
  • Free Stages and activities
  • Daytime Grandstand Events
  • Mutual and Indian Relay Races
  • Other Daytime Events
  • Barnyard Birthday Bash TV Spot

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History of the Eastern Idaho State Fair festival

From its early origins as a livestock show in 1902, the Eastern Idaho State Fair has become a favorite annual destination for families young and old, creating fond memories and unforgettable experiences.

For more than a century, the Eastern Idaho State Fair festival has upheld its mission to provide wholesome, affordable, family-oriented entertainment and education in an agricultural environment within clean and safe surroundings.

Agriculture has always been the backbone of the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Over the course of eight days, the Fair is home to more than 2,000 animals including dairy and beef cattle, light and draft horses, sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigeons, and occasionally ostriches, llamas, and emus. The Fair receives more than 6,000 entries from Idahoans young and old entering their hobbies and livestock in 26 competition categories. This includes Livestock, Flowers, Baking, Canning, Needlecraft, Antiques, Fine Arts, Hobbies & Craft, Photography, Native American, FFA, and 4-H.

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Nearly 100 vendors feed hungry visitors with favorites such as corn dogs, giant turkey legs, funnel cakes and tiger ears. More than 201 vendors showcase their services throughout the grounds. For the last several years, attendance has reached an all-time record of roughly 220,000 visitors.

The show’s success earned the name Southeastern Idaho Fair and now Eastern Idaho State Fair festival.

The Fair traces its history back to 1902, when a group of cattlemen wanted to hold a livestock show in Blackfoot. They got together to purchase some land, and the show was held. The Pocatello Tribune came to the show and reported on October 9, 1902: “This is a great day in the history of Blackfoot. There were Cattle to look at as well as floral and agricultural exhibits.”

For the next 16 years, the Southeastern Idaho Fair ran continuously, where the first merry-go-round powered by a stream engine arrived in 1906, followed by the Fair board spending $900 in 1912 to have Teddy Roosevelt arrive by train to make a campaign speech. In 1918, financial hardship forced the Fair to shut down.

Fortunately, county leaders and the Farm Bureau saw the value of the fair and purchased the land, reopening the Fair in 1920. Five years later, the Fair became a four-day event. Also that year, the Idaho Legislature passed Multi County Fair District laws. Three counties in southeast Idaho – Bingham, Bonneville and Bannock – created the Eastern Idaho Fair District. In 1930, a fourth county – Clark – became part of the Fair district. With 16 counties today, Eastern Idaho State Fair is the only multi-county district fair!

Challenged the Utah fair by changing its name to Eastern Idaho State Fair.

In the late 1930s, the Eastern Idaho Fair District overcame a big challenge when the Utah State Fair changed its dates to coincide with the Blackfoot event. The Fair board refused to move its dates and challenged the Utah fair for livestock and entertainment by changing its name to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. By this time, 12 counties were part of the Fair district, bringing an annual attendance of 40,000 visitors. Significant construction projects included the Grandstands, and the Arts & Crafts department was established, bringing more variety to the event. Contests were created, including a Potato Picking Contest in 1939 where the governors from Idaho and Maine competed. (Maine won.)

In 1940, the Fair built its landmark arch, along with administrative offices. Its attendance of 66,000 plus 25,000 student admissions over six nights and five days broke all records of past years. Two years later, the United States entered World War II, leading the Fair to shut down operations in an effort to help the American war effort. Fair officials rented out their building to further assist the county through the storage of surplus foodstuffs. Also in 1942, fire destroyed the commercial building which contained a potato dehydration plant, consuming 250,000 pounds of potatoes, 50 tons of coal and all equipment inside. It took over ten years before the structure could be rebuilt.

The Eastern Idaho State Fair resumed operations in 1944; it has continuously been held ever since.

On September 22, 1944, less than one week after the 1944 Fair had ended, the U.S. Army set up headquarters at the fairgrounds to guard and manage 500 Italian prisoners of war for over a month. In what was called the “acute harvest labor crisis in the country,” the Italian POWs dug sugar beets and potatoes during their stay in southeast Idaho. This event brought the reality of war and its effects directly to the people of this area.

The Board pulled the plug on betting.

After World War II, the Fair met new challenges. First-day attendance (15,000) was up 50% from previous years, as new entertainment – including grandstand entertainment, aerial acrobats, a Disappearing Water Ballet and Pete Siebrand’s Carnival – drew crowds to the Fair. In 1948, attendance soared to over 82,000, and housing in Blackfoot for Fair attendees became a serious problem. Several grounds improvements were made during this time, including a new Midway area on the west side, a new steel exhibit building, four new livestock barns and 50 new stalls for race horses. From 1946-1948, the Fair first offered betting on horse racing, but after two years, the Board pulled the plug on betting. For years, they fought to get horse racing legislation passed, despite vetoes from the Governor of Idaho. Eventually, it would pass.

The latter half of the 20th century continued to bring innovation and growth to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The horse racing legislation finally passed, and pari-mutuel racing started in 1964. That same year, however, the new pari-mutuel racing commission and the Fair Board canceled the Indian Relay races, an event run by Native Americans from the Fort Hall Reservation that has been popular and a mainstay since the Fair’s early years. This decision immediately spawned criticism from individuals who called the competition “the most popular part of the racing program.” The racing commission fine-tuned its schedule and the Indian Relay race returned in 1965; since then, the Indian Relays have run consistently during the horse races and continues to draw large crowds to the grandstand on the days the races are held.

In 1968, KIFI-TV chose the Eastern Idaho State Fair as the site for its very first LIVE broadcast, which featured weatherman Lloyd Lindsey Young.

The 1970s and 1980s ushered in significant enhancements to the grounds, including a new 4-H building, the $500,000 Goddard Livestock Pavilion and a new Hobbies & Crafts building. The Fair began operating under annual themes beginning with the 1972 theme, “Six Big Days and Nights, Spectacular Fun for Everyone!” In 1974, the Demolition Derby was introduced and became a Fair tradition benefiting the Blackfoot Elks Club; since then, it has become a Closing Night favorite. Fair attendance continued to rise; by the mid-1980s, the Fair was seeing 50,000 people on opening day, and totaling nearly 220,000. By 1989, the Fair had extended to an eight-day event which continues to the present.

In the 1990s, the Eastern Idaho State Fair festival brought in new contests – including the State Arm Wrestling Championships, Crisco cooking contests, Karaoke, the annual High Desert Homebrew Competition, and others – to add to its entertainment. Butler Amusements began providing the Carnival; with over 30 rides and numerous game booths, they have maintained a solid relationship since with the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The Fair established a permanent stage for its nighttime entertainment, which during this time featured music legends Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt.

The EISF continues to be eastern Idaho’s longest running annual event.

Now into the 21st Century, the Eastern Idaho State Fair festival continues to be eastern Idaho’s longest running annual event. In 2009, the Fair set an all-time attendance record of 221,000 visitors. The Fair also has used technology to better connect and communicate with its audiences, through this website– as well as through social media sites including Twitter and Facebook. In 2010, the Fair improved its online ticket ordering process, making it more convenient for fairgoers to buy their tickets ahead of time, saving them from waiting in lines to purchase or pick up will-call tickets. Also that year, the Fair Board strengthened the Eastern Idaho State Fair festival’s smoking policy, whereby most of the Fair is now smoke-free, with the exception of two designated smoking areas. This creates a healthier environment for the Fair’s visitors, workers and animals who participate in this annual family tradition year after year.

The Eastern Idaho State Fair festival lends its success to the people of Eastern Idaho, who continue to visit the Fair year after year. Its dedicated Board members, Commissioners, leadership and staff have dedicated countless hours through the years to bring this annual event to Blackfoot. Sponsors and area organizations have also lent generous support. There have been some hardships along the way, but supporters have seen the Fair’s meaning and value to the people of Idaho and have ensured the Fair’s continued presence.

The Eastern Idaho State Fair festival anticipates more success in the next 110 years!

Eastern State Fair of Idaho 2014 – The State Fair of Idaho is going to be something special!  Celebrating Years of Idaho Tradition – See you at the Fair August 30 – September 6, 2014 Find them on Twitter @eastidahofair #IDStateFair.

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eastern idaho state fair 2014

Dates of the Eastern Idaho State Fair

The dates of the State Fair of Idaho is typically held in late August early September and is one of the best state fairs in the nation! This year the state fair will be held August 30 – September 6, 2014.

Eastern Idaho State Fair 2010
Eastern Idaho State Fair 2010

Eastern State Fair of ID Updates

Here are some updates and top 10 things to know about the official state fair.

Location and directions to the ID State Fair

Here’s the official address for the ID State Fair for 2014.

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Contacts

Web site: http://www.funatthefair.com/
Paragraph:Food, fun, rides and family entertainment for nine award-winning days and nights. Featuring special ticketed performances by big-name musical acts.

State Fair Camping and lodging info

If you’re thinking of staying in BlackfootIdaho then here’s some information you’d want to know about the Idaho State Fair.

  • Family Friendly Dump Stations
  • Gift Shop Free Parking
  • Group Rates
  • Internet: WiFi
  • Live Entertainment
  • MasterCard
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Restroom Facilities
  • RV Tent Sites with Truck parking

History of the State Fair of Idaho

Paragraph on the history – When you visit the ID State Fair you can expect to find a whole world of livestock animals, horse shows, competitive exhibits, entertainment, ag education, concerts and carnival rides galore!! We’re thrilled to offer you a wide variety of attractions and are sure that there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.
2014 Information Coming Soon!

State Fair Attractions

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Past acts at the Idaho State Fair

Here are some of the hit performances and bands that showed up for the ID State Fair.