Western Idaho Fair 

Friday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 27

‘Total Eclipse of the Fair.’

Kelsey Hawes

‘Total Eclipse of the Fair.’

The Western Idaho Fair is celebrating 120 years with more than the usual array of fried food vendors, livestock competitions, star-studded concerts, carnival rides and wacky acts. This year, as the fair coincides with the total eclipse Monday, Aug. 21, patrons arriving at the gates that day will receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses and a ticket for a drawing that will net four lucky entrants seats at the top of the Ferris wheel when the eclipse hits totality at 11:27 a.m. KTVB is also giving away seats on the wheel, which you can enter to win online. If you don't score a golden ticket, don't worry—you can console yourself with a deep-fried Snickers bar, a giant turkey leg or a visit to the fair's new 8-foot robotic dinosaur, Stryker.

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