What does the Fair mean to you? Share Your Fair with us in our all-new, interactive talent show experience: Fair’s Got Talent.

If you have a talent to share with the Fair-going public, register before June 9 for a chance to audition on June 15 at the Fairgrounds. If you’re chosen for an audition, you’ll have ten minutes to set up and give the judges your best shot at a one-minute audition segment. We’ll record it and share it on Facebook. Then it’s up to you to share it far and wide and generate buzz for your act!

Out of all of the auditions, we’ll choose a few finalists to compete live on the Western Idaho Fair mainstage on Monday, August 22 in front of a crowd of enthusiastic fair-goers. The winner at the end of the competition on August 22 will be crowned the 2016 Fair VIP and will receive an all-access pass to the remainder of the Fair for him or herself and three others, including carnival wristbands and gate admission for every day of the Fair, plus $300 in cash and lots of other prizes and perks.

So if you’ve got a talent you want to share with the Fair, register for your June 15 audition slot before midnight on June 9 for a chance to win a Fair experience you’ll never forget. We look forward to watching fans of the Fair share what it means to them in creative and entertaining ways. Good luck!


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It’s time to save BIG TIME on regular admission to the Western Idaho Fair, Idaho’s ultimate social destination! You won’t want to miss this year’s stellar lineup of acts, concerts, and competitions, all designed to give your whole family an experience worth sharing. This August 19-28, for just the price of admission, you’ll be able to enjoy:

Live Concerts with Josh Turner, Foreigner, LoCash, Sawyer Brown, and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo!

Grounds Acts. Experience fair favorite Jeremy the Juggler, canine performing group the Olate Dogs, The Voice contestant Summer Schappell, animal exhibits, theater performers, stunt riders, and much more!

Exhibits & Competitions. Be a part of the fair yourself—or learn from the best in our competitive exhibits and shows. With hundreds of categories to enter and opportunities to meet the animals, it’s the perfect place to see how Idaho’s agricultural roots are alive and well!

Advance gate tickets are just $7 for adults, $4 for kids, and a variety of family and bulk deals can save you a bundle on carnival wristbands and admission tickets. Once inside, save even more with our coupon book, featuring deals on fair goodies for the whole family.

Click here for advance tickets and other deals.


concert lineup blog


The Western Idaho Fair is pleased to announce our fantastic grandstand lineup for the 2016 Fair, all of which are free with gate admission. Advance tickets for the Fair go on sale TODAY at ShareMyFair.com.

The DISH Grandstand concert line-up includes:

“This year promises to be one of our best lineups yet, with great acts for country and rock fans alike,” said Western Idaho Fair Director Bob Batista. “And as always, all shows are free with gate admission. This one is one you won’t want to miss.”

Since 1976, Foreigner has produced hits to define a generation of music, including rock-and-roll classics like “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” “Jukebox Hero,” “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and more. With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, they are universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world.

When Pat Bentar and Neil Giraldo met in 1979, there was instant chemistry. And over the course of their creative partnership, they have sold over 26 million albums and won numerous Grammy awards for timeless hits including “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love is a Battlefield,” “We Belong,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Promises in the Dark” among many others.

LOCASH’s journey to this point has included writing hits like “Truck Yeah” for Tim McGraw’s comeback album, their first number-one hit “You Gonna Fly” for Keith Urban, and performing at Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Most recently, they played “I Know Somebody” for a raucous crowd on Jimmy Kimmel Live. But the best is yet to come for them, and we’re excited they’re kicking it with us for a night at the Western Idaho Fair.

Josh Turner’s 2003 Platinum-selling debut album Long Black Train established him as a formidable hit-maker. Between that and his most recent album Punching Bag, he’s sold 12 million units, been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and earned multiple Grammy, Country Music Award and American Country Music nominations. His hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” and “Time is Love,” the most-played country song of 2012.

The concert stage is where country band Sawyer Brown blossomed—and continues to bloom today more than 30 years after their live debut. Known for their high-energy, no-holds-barred approach, they keep packing venues across the country with the same enthusiasm they’ve always had.

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