State Fair of Eastern Idaho

The biggest and most attended event occurring on Labor day in Eastern Idaho is and has always been the Eastern Idaho State Fair held at the fair grounds in Blackfoot, Idaho. The fair always runs the first week of September. This year it runs Sunday September 3 rd thru Saturday September 10 th and with Monday the 5 th of September being Labor Day it is sure to draw a crowd.

I have on several occasions attended the State Fair on Labor Day and so I am speaking from experience when I say that it will draw a crowd. My favorite things to do when I attend consist of walking around looking at all of the exhibits, seeing the livestock, watching Indian horse races, and eating the great food. My favorite foods are the Tiger Ear (a giant scone), a Bimbo burger (my late husband loved these), corn on the cob, caramel apples, and cotton candy (if you can consider it food).

So for Labor day this year head on down or up (depending on where you hail from) to the Eastern Idaho State Fair. The gates open at 8:00 a.m. each day and the buildings are open at 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. Here is a list of what you can enjoy:

Livestock Judging

9:00 AM Shows of Jr. Goat, 4-H poultry, Hitches, Sheep, 4-H Rabbit, Swine, and Gaited Horses.

10:00 AM Poultry and Pigeon Shows

11:00 AM Beef Tarentaise

1:00 PM Beef Limousins and Simmentals

4:00 PM Mini Halter

Free Entertainment

10:00AM- 10:00 PM McKee’s Petting Zoo

10:00AM- 10:00 PM Meet the Animals

10:00AM- 10:00 PM Super Science Company

2:30PM & 5:30 PM Marcus Funny Man

4:00PM & 8:00 PM Carry Judd

5:00PM & 9:00 PM Michael Swenson

TBA Masters of the Chainsaw

Daytime Grandstand Event

12:00 – 4:00 PM Para-Mutual Racing/Indian Relays

Nighttime Grandstand Entertainment

7:30 PM IMPRA Rodeo Finals

Carnival Rides
11 AM to closing

Now if you are a talented individual and would like to enter examples of your pieces of Photography, Fine Arts, Needlecraft, Antiques, and Hobbies n Crafts get them there on August 26 from Noon to 8:00pm and Aug 28 from 10:00am to 8pm

So if you would like to know more about the State Fair go to

or call them at 208-785-2480.

See you at the fair and have yourself a good Labor Day weekend!

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