Grab your cowboy hat and boots, and head to Idaho for some exciting rodeo action and the best fairs this side of the Mississippi.  Crowd favorites, like wild cow milking and mutton bustin’, offer an entertaining twist on traditional rodeo events, and culinary treats like elephant ears and candied apples are a staple. Whether you are looking for ‘small town’ or ‘big time’, there are plenty of summer rodeos and fairs to entertain the whole family.

Winchester Days & Open Rodeo
July 5-7, Winchester

Elmore County Fair & Rodeo
July 14-20, Glenns Ferry

Snake River Stampede
July 16-20, Nampa

Canyon County Fair
July 25-28 2013, Caldwell

Preston Night Rodeo

The Famous Preston Night Rodeo
July 25-27, Preston

Washington County Fair & Rodeo
July 29-August 3, Cambridge


Gem-Boise County Fair & Rodeo
July 31-Aug 4, Emmett

War Bonnet Roundup
Aug. 1-3, Idaho Falls

Valley County Fair & Rodeo
August 5-10, Cascade

Payette County Fair & Rodeo
August 7-10, New Plymouth

Cassia County Fair & Rodeo
August 12-17, Burley

Caldwell Night Rodeo
August 13-17, Caldwell

Madison County Fair & Rodeo
August 14-17, Rexburg

Gooding Pro Rodeo
August 15-17, Gooding

Western Idaho Fair-VertigoWestern Idaho Fair
August 16-25, Boise

Wild Weippe Rodeo
August 17-19, Weippe

Bonner County Fair & Rodeo
August 17-25, Sandpoint

North Idaho Fair & Rodeo
August 21-25, Coeur d’Alene

Idaho Cutting Horse Assoc. Futurity & Aged Event
August 28-September 5, Nampa

Eastern Idaho State Fair
August 31-Sept. 7, Blackfoot

  • April @ A Simple Life Too

    That is a lot of fairs! Must be some good opportunities to enter some cooking, gardening or animal contests – or whatever your specialty is.