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09
Sep

September Slam Demolition Derby

When: Sat-Sat, Sep 9 - Sep 9, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

The Fair always has an exciting closing with the yearly sell-out Demolition Derby! Combining classic cars with creative driving and mud, the Derby never disappoints the packed grandstand arena. There is only one rule for the Derby: keep moving . . . if you can. No matter how we say it, the Demolition Derby is still one of the most exciting events of the Fair.


07
Sep

Bill Engvall

When: Thu-Thu, Sep 7 - Sep 7, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

On Thursday, September 7th, Bill Engvall will take the stage with his quick wit and humor. In 1992, Bill won the American Comedy Award for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian.” In addition to a hugely successful career in stand up comedy, Engvall was a part of the successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. Don’t miss out on this unbelievable package deal


06
Sep

Monster Truck Insanity

When: Wed-Wed, Sep 6 - Sep 6, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

The Monster Truck Insanity Tour presents the biggest, baddest trucks on the face of the earth, including these fire breathing, car crushing beasts just like you’ve seen on TV… Captain USA, D’Sturbed, Kamikaze, and the Dragon Slayer!  Also included, is the Extreme Tough Truck Challenge and monster truck rides!!  It’s going to be a night of INSANITY at the Eastern Idaho State Fair!


08
Sep

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

When: Fri-Fri, Sep 8 - Sep 8, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

On Friday, September 8th, renowned artist Joan Jett and the Blackhearts demands the stage. Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Do you love Rock ‘N’ Roll? Then this is the show for you!


04
Sep

Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo

When: Mon-Tue, Sep 4 - Sep 5, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

Are you ready for two outstanding nights of bare-back riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping and more as the Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo returns for the fifth consecutive year to the Eastern Idaho State Fair? Don’t miss out on this fast-paced, entertaining, and professional rodeo while supporting some great causes. Monday, September 4 is Military Night – show your gratitude to the men and women who have served or continue to serve this country. Tuesday, September 5, the Gem State Classic Pro Rodeo teams up with the Man Up Crusade to raise awareness of domestic violence. Wear purple to show your support!


03
Sep

Western Tractor Pull Nationals

When: Sun-Sun, Sep 3 - Sep 3, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

Featuring the best truck and tractor pulling vehicles from across the entire western US, Live A Little Productions presents the Western Tractor Pull Nationals. The show will feature multiple competition classes, from the 10,000+ horsepower multi engine tractors, to ground pounding super modified 2 wheel drive pickups, and local competitors with gas and diesel pickups!  Reviewed as the “Highest Energy, Highest Paced” tractor pull series in the entire US, this event will keep you on the edge of your seat with nonstop action and entertainment! Don’t miss this new and improved event on Sunday, September 3rd.


02
Sep

Bull Riding Championships

When: Sat-Sat, Sep 2 - Sep 2, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

Have you ever been on one of those mechanical bulls that spin and jerk you around until you fall off? Remember how it starts off really easy and slowly becomes more difficult? Imagine starting at the hardest level that little bull offers minus the security of a control panel and a cushion under your feet, add in flailing hooves and some horns, multiply that by about a hundred and you might have an idea of what it’s like to be a contestant in the Bull Riding Championships at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Aptly referred to as the “most dangerous eight seconds in sports,” the fine art of bull riding requires a rider stay atop a whirlwind of chaos using only one hand to hold on. Make sure to get your seat early, though it’s doubtful you’ll spend much time in it with all the excitement packed into the Bull Riding Championships. It’s gonna be wild! Join in on the hair-raising excitement on September 2nd, 2017


01
Sep

Jeff Foxworthy

When: Fri-Fri, Sep 1 - Sep 1, 2017
Where: Grandstand Arena
Time: 7:30 pm

Kicking off the new day on Friday, September 1st is Jeff Foxworthy. Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature. Jeff’s wildly successful career includes hosting game shows, writing several books, and beginning his own company – Foxworthy Outdoors.


02
Sep

“Opening Day” Parade

When: Sat-Sat, Sep 2 - Sep 2, 2017
Where: Travels north along Shilling Avenue, beginning at Rich St. and ending at Alice St.
Time: 10 am

The annual Parade will continue to be on the opening Saturday, September 2, 2017, of the Eastern Idaho State Fair it is a cherished tradition for all fair-goers. High schools, dance teams, firefighters, police officers, organizations, and many others participate in the parade.  Be sure to get your place early—the sidewalks are always packed with eager families.

Those interested in participating in the Parade must submit an application.  Applications must be submitted by August 18, 2017 to the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce.


30
Aug

Agriculture & Horticulture Entries

When: Wed-Thu, Aug 30 - Aug 31, 2017
Where: Commercial Building #8 (Harvest Plaza)
Time: 8/30 - 1 - 9 pm 8/31 - 8 - 9 am

Flower entries are due on August 31st. Click here to download rules and entry forms for the department of interest.