D.A.R.E. Day

When: Tue-Tue, May 23 - May 23, 2017
Where: Fair Grounds
Time: 9:00 AM

Bingham County celebrates 5th grade DARE graduates of 2017. 


East Idaho Spring Classic Dog Shows

When: Thu-Sun, Jun 15 - Jun 18, 2017
Where: Fairgrounds

On Thursday, June 15th, the shows begin in Blackfoot, Idaho and run through Sunday. Each year the entry has grown and now there are upwards of 1600 dogs in competition each day which includes Conformation, Junior Showmanship, Obedience, Rally, and the ever popular Agility.

Any questions or concerns can be directed towards Tim Reese via phone or email (208)521-1409       pekes@ida.net

For reservations at Fairway RV Park, please call (208)785-2480 or email ciera@funatthefair.com


Grand Marshal Nominations Due

When: Mon-Mon, May 15 - May 15, 2017

Each year, the Eastern Idaho State Fair Board of Directors selects a Grand Marshal to represent the EISF at the Opening Day Parade. The Grand Marshal is selected for his or her lifetime service to the Eastern Idaho State Fair and/or the community. Nominees must be located in or affiliated with the 16 counties that comprise the EISF: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power, and Teton.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year. Nominations forms must be turned in by May 15, 2017 for the nominee to be considered for that year’s fair. The Grand Marshal is announced in July annually. To download an application, click here.



Johnson Swine Sale

When: Sat-Sat, Apr 29 - Apr 29, 2017
Where: Goddard Pavilion
Time: 8:00 am

Park in the Goddard Pavilion Parking lot for this event.


Christmas Tree Fantasy 2016

When: Wed-Sat, Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2016
Where: Needlecraft Building

Rocky Mountain Christmas

$2 per person

10 am – 8 pm Wednesday – Friday
10 am – 2 pm Saturday

Tues. Nov. 29 Christmas Tea begins at 5:00pm. Tickets for the Christmas Tea are SOLD OUT.

Nov. 30- Dec. 2 Christmas Tree Fantasy
Doors open at 10:00am – 8:00pm

Dec. 3 Christmas Tree Fantasy
Doors open at 10:00am – 2:00pm

Auction will begin at 7:00pm




Winter Indoor Storage Drop-Off

When: Mon-Sat, Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2016
Where: Various Buildings

· 8:00 to 6:00 M – F
· 8:00 to 12:00 on first Sat, OCT 15 (only open on SAT OCT 15 – storage will be taken on Monday through Fri during normal business hours of 8:30 – 4:30)
· Enter through the Park St. Service Gate
It’s that time of year again! The EISF has over 100,000 square feet of indoor storage for boats, jet skis, RV’s, golf carts, travel trailers, and classic or performance automobiles. Beginning on Monday, October 10th, we will begin accepting storage that is UNDER 12 FEET TALL.


Please remember that storage space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information (link to web page about storage)

Cost: one-time charge of $7 per linear foot, measured from end to end

Storage Period: 6 months, from October through mid-April.

Dates: Beginning October 10-15 for 5th wheels and October 13 for all other vehicles. All space is first come, first served.

Click here for more details.


Fresh Guacamole?

Yes! You can get fresh guacamole at the fair, and it is to die for!  Senior Garcia’s makes fresh guac while you watch, not only watch but pick your own flavor.

This is one of the funniest things I have done at the fair this year.  Earlier in the week I had noticed the sign for guacamole, so I tasted for myself yesterday.  After you order, the avocado is cut and smooshed in an pedestal with a mortar, after the avocado is smooth cilantro,  tomato, onion and special seasoning is added to your liking.  The guac is served with a giant helping of chips and lots of very friendly service.  I took a video, unfortunately it is to large to upload, please stop by and give it a try for yourself.

Loved this – I highly recommend!

Fresh Guacamole

Fresh Guacamole




THE Nachos

The Chapo Nachos from Senior Garcia’s are so yummy!  Ask for an extra fork, this is definitely big enough to share.  We tried the pork, but there are other meat options.  This is a made to order item, my hubby ordered his own plate and ordered without cilantro.  I discovered that Senior Garcia’s also offers made to order Guacamole. More to follow on that!

Chapo Nacho

Chapo Nacho



Family Favorite!

One of my family’s favorite items at the fair is the Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl at the Good Wok.  Seriously, even my ultra picky two year old grandson likes this!  This is definitely a go to through out the week, and something we crave the rest of the year.  The Good Wok is sporting a new booth this year, but is in the same location as years past.  Delicious choice – Do Not Miss It!

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl



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I ate lunch today at the Chopping Block booth today, I had the coconut shrimp with the fried rice. I tried the mango salsa and the cocktail sauce. Both good but I like cocktail sauce with my shrimp. But get one of each to see what your preference is. They were giving taste bites of the Apple Pie caramel apple and I took a picture of the snickers caramel apple, looking for a change of the caramel apple ….you have just found it.  I am getting FAT as I type this.

Another FAIR FOOD FAVORITE: I love the Scotch and Soda right next to the Corn on the COB booth when you enter the front gate. The other drink by it is Cherry Lime. My pocket book is getting lighter as my weight increases each day, glad the fair only lasts a week.  Tomorrow is another day….