15
Jun

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


15
May

Grand Marshal Nominations Due

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

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.

 


29
Apr

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.


30
Nov

Christmas Tree Fantasy 2016

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

Rocky Mountain Christmas

Cost
$2 per person

Hours
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

 

 


10
Oct

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.

URGENT UPDATE – AS OF OCT 6, 2016 ALL STORAGE SPACE FOR ITEMS OVER 12’ TALL HAS BEEN TAKEN.

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.


08
Sep

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

 

 


07
Sep

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

 


07
Sep

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

 


06
Sep

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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….


06
Sep

Weekend of Food!

Yes!  I really did it – ate delicious fair food all weekend and enjoyed every minute.

I started with the fish and fries from the Aberdeen Education booth, one of my yearly go to’s.  It was delicious as always, my daughter was a bit disappointed that they had switched the shoe string fries for a bit thicker fry, but after a taste test there was no more disappointment.  Yum-O

The next ultimate feast was taken on a to-go basis and enjoyed at home.  The new carne asada tacos from La Casita are definitely a feast, so good!  They were paired with last year’s new food favorite and  this year’s Fairest of them All winner the Toffee Tumbler from Creamy Creations.  Maybe not a normal combo, buy hey in the world of fair food anything goes, right?

By Monday I was slowing down just a bit, hard to imagine but true 🙂 I shared the Chicken Pesto Crepe from Crepe Crazy.  Honestly one of my favorites, and honestly this is enough food to share. The crepe is paired with a salad topped with strawberries and blueberries, not only super delicious, but pretty too.  I volunteered at the Lost Child Booth on Monday afternoon, so of course I needed a snack first. I went with the new Mexicali Crazy Corn from El Elote Loco Crazy Corn.  My husband is not a fan of raw peppers so he got the Bacon Crazy Corn, both come off the cob and both were fabulous.  And my hubby is now a fan!  He really liked the Mexicali and will order it next time. If you haven’t tried that one, I highly suggest it. By dinner time on Monday, I was back in sharing mode and split the dutch oven dinner from Let’s Go Dutch.  We must of been hungry, I didn’t get a picture of this one so let me fill you in.  Picture a day in the mountains, followed by a large plate of steaming dutch oven potatoes, very flavorful green beans and moist pulled pork – yep that’s it!  I was one happy girl.

I am off to the fair again this afternoon, I just can’t get enough. I will keep you posted on today’s feast.

Mexacali Corn

Mexacali Corn

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Carne Asada tacos and Toffee Tumbler

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Fish and Fries! This is a yearly favorite.

Chick Pesto Crepe

Chicken Pesto Crepe