Western Idaho Fair 

Runs through Sunday, Aug. 28

Who's the fairest of them all? Well, there are certainly fairs and festivals aplenty in every corner of Idaho, but the Western Idaho Fair is still the Shangri-La for nearly 250,000 attendees each August.

We love the midway, animals and insane food choices (fried peaches, anyone?); and each year, we discover something that you can only spot at the fair. For example there's the "How to Give a Chicken a Bath" demonstration at the Small Animal Building; The "Iron Flower Arranger" competition (think Iron Chef with petunias) in Western Town; and nothing gives us a greater thrill than an antique tractor display outside of the Expo Building.

This year's "blast from the past" Grandstand performers include Pat Benatar and Foreigner.

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