Western Idaho State Fair

Ticket & Event Information

Date & Time: August 16-24, 2019, from noon to 11:00 PM

Location: Expo, Idaho in Boise, Idaho

Play up your wild side at the Western Idaho Fair this year, where there’s an unlimited amount of activities for an entire day of fun. This includes concerts, carnival, various shows, competitions, and food and drink. Guests over 21 years get the added bonus of the option to enjoy Coors Light, Monaco Citrus Rush, and Monaco Blue Crush. Although, we do recommend these refreshers after you’re done enjoying the carnival rides.

Adult gate admission (ages 12-61) is $7.00 all days except opening day, Friday, August 16, which is free entry from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Youth (ages 6-11) is a $4.00 admission and seniors (ages 62+) is a $5.00 admission. Carnival wristbands, for all ages, is $25.00 for an all day pass. A “Score Four” deal which includes four carnival wristbands and four gate admissions is $120.00.

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Events at the Western Idaho Fair


3 Doors Down
Tuesday, August 20 doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime at 7:30 pm

A multiplatinum Mississippi rock band that has sold 16 million albums globally and received three Grammy nominations.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Wednesday, August 21 doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime at 7:30 pm

53 years and counting, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is often recognized as the starter of the country rock movement and American roots music.

Dustin Lynch
Thursday, August 22 doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime at 7:30 pm

Country artist with his first two albums debuting at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart as well as five consecutive platinum and gold singles.

REO Speedwagon
Friday, August 23 doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime at 7:30 pm

This rock band has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe and has had multiple platinum albums.


Thrill Rides

Himalaya, Mega Flip, Turbo, Ex-Scream Machine Coaster, Inversion, Quasar, Orbiter, Big Top, 1001 Nachts (Nights), Giant Scooters, Wave Swinger, Kite Flyer, Vertigo, Flying Bobs, Century Wheel, Zipper, The Grand Carousel, Starship 3000, Scrambler, The Viper, Tilt-A-Whirl, Giant Wheel, Mardi-Gras, State Fair Slide, Eagle 16, Zombie Carnival

Family Rides

Wacky Worm Coaster, Jumping Jungle Funhouse, Chopper Hopper, Looney Tooter Train, Bigfoot Trucks, Rock N Tug, Lolli Swing, Rio Grande Train

Kid Rides

Balloon Samba, Pirate Jet, Wet Boats, Tom Kangaroo, Quad Runner, Jet Ski


August 16-18

High-energy hypnotist show

Roberto the Magnificent
Spectra Stage August 16-20
Roving: August 21-25

Crazy comedy stunt show with cirque-style skills

Alfred & Seymour
CWI Stage: August 16-20
Spectra Stage: August 21-25

Break-dancing comedic duo

Adam the Great
Roving: August 16-20
Spectra Stage: August 21-25

Comedically engaging magician

The Run Up
August 16-18

Melodic rock backed by three-part harmonies and beats

Bobby Zoppi
August 19-21

Country and rock singer covering old school hits, current radio favorites, and a few originals

Kellie Karl
August 21-25

Mesmerizing and hilarious hypnotist

Bad Moon Rising
August 22-25

Tribute band capturing the spirit of Credence Clearwater Revival

Kachunga & the Alligator
August 16-25

Man versus alligator

The Nerveless Nocks
August 16-25

Thrilling circus, aerial, and acrobatic acts

Meet the Animals
August 16-25

Animal farm including pony rides, a giant pig, dairy cow milking, and more

Kids Pedal Tractor
August 16-25

Kids ages 4 to 12

Washboard Willy
August 16-25

Combination of sound effects and comedy for children

Bug Ology
August 16-25

Interactive walk-through exhibits about insects

August 16-25

Real-life Transformers

Animal Cracker Conspiracy
August 16-25

Stilt and giant puppets that perform art, musical theater, and mixed media magic

Eli’s Camel Rides
August 16-25

Camel rides for up to two passengers



Get the full list here.

Friday, August 16 at 2:00 PM
Passport to the Fair
August 16-25 All Day

An interactive expedition to learn about each department. Those who complete the hunt will win a special prize.

Iron Arranger Design Competition – Amateur
Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 PM

Designers have 15 minutes to complete a design with a variety of flowers, foliage, and 1 uncommon item.

Tractor Driving Contest
Saturday, August 17 at 1:00 PM
Iron Arranger Design Competition – Professional
Saturday, August 17 at 2:00 PM

Designers have 15 minutes to complete a design with a variety of flowers, foliage, and 1 uncommon item.

Watermelon Eating Competition
Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 PM
Treasure Valley Salsa Bowl
Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 PM
Corn-on-the-Cob Eating Competition
Sunday, August 18 at 5:00 PM
Brew ‘N Chew Coffee Challenge
Monday, August 19 at 3:00 PM
Cherry Eating Pie Competition
Monday, August 19 at 4:00 PM
Gâteau au café
Tuesday, August 20 at 12:30 PM
Colander Girl
Tuesday, August 20 at 3:30 PM

Transform a colander into a wearable fashion statement accessory of choice.

Cupcake Combat
Wednesday, August 21 at 3:00 PM
Women’s Skillet Toss
Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00 PM

Toss a 3 1/2 pound skillet underhand in a straight line as far as you can.

Ham It Up
Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 PM
Friday, August 23 at 2:00 PM
Claim to Flame BBQ
Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 PM

Cook/team with the highest cumulative score in all three divisions (poultry, beef, fire dessert) will be deemed Flame Master and the winner of the grand prize.

Hot Dog Eating Competition
Saturday, August 24 at 2:00 PM
Mint Lemonade Drinking Competition
Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 PM

For further information, a complete schedule, and contacts please visit Western Idaho Fair. 

All photos courtesy of Western Idaho Fair.