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There are lots of bargains to be found at the Western Idaho Fair, especially if you buy in advance. So if you want to come join the fun, but don’t have a ton of dough to drop, here are some packages that might make it worth your while.

  1. Advance tickets. Save up to 30% off of gate admission, carnival wristbands, coupon books, and more by getting your tickets in advance. It’s that simple.
  2. Family pack. Perfect for the family of four with carnival-obsessed kids, this package gets you four gate admissions on a day of your choice, two carnival wristbands good for a full day of rides, and a coupon book for valuable savings on food and drink inside the Fairgrounds—all for $70. That’s a $ 26 savings in advance.
  3. Score Four. The best value at the Fair for those of you who are all about the carnival. Score Four gets you four gate admissions and four carnival wristbands for $120—a $36 savings in advance.

With package deals and advance ticket savings, there’s a good deal waiting for you at the Fair. So buy your tickets online or at a local Albertsons location today to save!

visitors-guide-2015Great news—the Western Idaho Fair Visitor’s Guide is up and ready to use! Flip through to plan your Fair adventure with a full schedule, list of grounds and concert acts, and exhibit information. You’ll also find promos and ways to save throughout the fair. Plus get the lay of the land with our handy map on the back cover.

Download and print or swipe through on your smartphone today, and be prepared for the Fair August 21-30!

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It’s time to save big on your favorite, most-anticipated summer pastime with advance tickets available NOW for the Western Idaho Fair. The Fair is proud to provide families with a ton of entertainment for less than you’d think. This August 21-30, for the price of admission, and not a penny more, fairgoers are able to enjoy the following:

Live Concerts! This year’s lineup includes Jarrod Niemann, Theory of a Deadman, Gary Allan and Pat Benatar.

Grounds Acts! Just a small sampling of this year’s free grounds acts include an all-new BMX bike show, sea lions, alligators, a mini circus, Kids Pedal Tractors,  and an assortment of musicians, comedians, magicians, hypnotists and more!

Exhibits & Competitions! Fairgoers can also browse and enter multitude of competitive ag exhibits, catch the 4-H shows, meet the animals, take in an Iron Chef-style competition, or enter a dozen other cookie, milkshake, crafts and other wild contests and competitions.

Advance gate tickets are just $6 for adults, $3 for kids, and a variety of family and bulk deals can save you a bundle on carnival wristbands and admission tickets. Additionally, fairgoers can also save more by getting Western Idaho Fair’s coupon book, featuring deals on a multitude of fair-time goodies.

Click here for advance tickets and other deals.



After much anticipation, Western Idaho Fair is pleased to announce our lineup for the 2015 concerts which are all FREE with Fair admission. Advance tickets for the Fair go on sale TODAY at IdahoFair.com. Click here to purchase!

Kicking off the grandstand concerts on Tuesday, August 25th will be up and coming country singer, Jarrod Niemann, sponsored by Kissin’ 92.3 FM and NASH 97.9. Next up on Wednesday, August 26th, 100.3 The X presents Theory of a Deadman. Completely the country lineup on Thursday, August 27th will be Gary Allan, sponsored by WOW Country 104.3. And finally, the great Pat Benatar, brought to you by BOB FM will round out the Fair’s concert series on Friday, August 28th.

“Every year, we try to get a great mix of rock and country for Western Idaho Fair fans,” said Fair Director Bob Batista. “We’re very excited about the artists hitting the stage this year. And, as always, concerts are free with gate admission, so everyone is able to enjoy the shows.”

Jerrod Niemann exploded onto the country scene in 2010 with his chart-topping major-label debut, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. Niemann—who has also written songs for, and with, such artists as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Brice—continues to deliver with his latest album, High Noon. Niemann brings his innovative blend of country, pop, and rock that has defined his identity, while bearing down even harder on the rock solid songwriting that first brought him to Nashville’s attention. “My job is to get whatever’s on their mind off their mind.,” Niemann says. “So always, at least half the songs are about partying—hey, it’s better than crying, right?”

Platinum-selling modern-rock powerhouse Theory of a Deadman are known for a number of smash hits, including “Bad Girlfriend,” “So Happy,” “By the Way,” and many others. Theory of a Deadman launched their debut with their self-titled album in 2002, as the first act to sign with 604 Records, led by Chad Kroeger. They bring a blend of hard and mainstream rock with a southern-rock swagger to their fifth full-length album, Savages, which holds nothing back and gives audiences a recent taste of what to expect from the band. “It’s  completely real, unrestrained, and unbridled,” says lead singer/guitarist Tyler Connolly of the 2014 release. “We’re all extremely proud of it.

Originally inspired by the Highwaymen—Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson—Gary Allan regularly attracts a wide mix of fans from the country music crowd and far beyond. Allan has registered five #1 singles, including “Man To Man,” “Tough Little Boys,” “Nothing On But The Radio,” “Watching Airplanes,” and “Every Storm Runs Out of Rain” along with such trademark hits as “Best I Ever Had” and “Right Where I Need To Be.” Audiences who love songs they can identify are bound to enjoy the performance of this star performer and songwriter who says he loves his craft. “There’s no better thing than to have all your best friends come over and talk about the emotions that you’re having,” Allan Says. “Songwriting is the best therapy in the world.”

Rock legend Pat Benatar will arrive at the Western Idaho Fair on the heels of a 35-stop tour with co-songwriter and guitarist Neil “Spyder” Giraldo as part of their 35th Anniversary Tour. Benatar and Giraldo achieved their meteoric rise with Heartbreaker, and kept bringing it year after year with “Love is a Battlefield,”, “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Heartbreaker,” “We Live For Love,” “Promises In The Dark,” “We Belong,” and many more classics. The legendary duo is celebrating 35 years of creating and performing some of the most memorable rock ballads of the “hair band” era. “We’re excited to be celebrating this personal and musical milestone,” Benatar said. “The summer tour should be an incredible, shared experience with the audience.”

Click here for music samples and more information about each artist.