Free Attractions

Marcus, the Funny Man Who Does Tricks

Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4 @ 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, & 8:00 pm


Marcus Wilson was born on April Fools day 1973, so it seems only fitting that he has a passion for jokes. This passion kept him in trouble all through elementary and Jr. high School. In ninth grade, he enrolled in a drama class and discovered a place where acting out was encouraged and accepted. He found that as long as he was on stage people seemed to enjoy his obnoxious antics. In high school, while working at a restaurant, he learned to juggle with rolls and oranges and fell in love with useless tricks and odd skills. At the age of 22, armed with a handful of these tricks and a desire to entertain, he began doing shows. About five years later, he began performing in comedy clubs. Since then, he has been making his living performing.

Animal Cracker Conspiracy

Wednesday, September 6 - Saturday, September 9 @ 2; 4; & 6 pm

Strolling - West Events Area

Animal Cracker Conspiracy (ACC) was founded by Bridget Rountree and Iain Gunn who joined forces to bring their love of puppetry and performance to audiences of all ages in 2006 and have now been wowing audiences for over a decade. Their shared interest and investigation of where fine art, puppetry, performance art, physical theater, and mixed media intersect is a continued source of inspiration for their work. They are known for their ability to collaborate as well as the quality of performers they work with. People will be talking about their charming and audacious characters for years to come.

Lady Houdini

Check Daily Schedule for Daily Show Times

West Events Area

Lady Houdini (Kristen Johnson) is the real deal – a real escapologist – who has carved out a great living performing her daredevil brand of escapes all over the world. She is fearless, even flirts with death, and seems to have a knack for taking an ordinary magic escape and putting her signature brand on it. Brace yourself as you watch the nail-biting Water Torture Cell escape and the Aerial Straitjacket Escape – all in full view! To learn more, check out Lady Houdini’s website


Jeff Martin Magic

Wednesday, September 6 - Saturday, September 9 @ 1; 3; 5 & 7 pm

Strolling - West Events

Jeff’s history as an entertainer began at the age of 8, when his fascination with magic tricks prompted his parents to buy him a magic set for Christmas. Focus on honing his art filled his teen years with study, practice and many performances for friends and family. Jeff’s goal is to “creating a timestamp with laughter and a sense of wonder that transcends all ages When you, as an audience member, stop to spend time with me, I want to make it worth your while.” Don’t miss out on Jeff Martin’s hilariously entertaining shows!

Meet the Animals

Daily 10 am - 10 pm

West Events Area

Meet the Animals is an interactive exhibit that is much more than a petting zoo. A variety of agricultural exhibits will leave you entertained as well as informed.  Milk a cow, watch chickens hatch, visit an on-going egg laying display, or have your picture taken on a 1500 lb Texas Longhorn.

*Milking times: Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4 & Friday, September 8 –  September  Saturday September 9 at 4, 5 & 6 pm

*Tuesday September 5 – Thursday September 7 at 5 & 6 pm

Barnyard Adventure and Mother Goose

Open Daily 11 am - 9:30 pm

West Events Area

Agri-education for the whole family…including a planting station that creates “dirt babies”, picture boards, milking parlor, games, shows and hands-on lessons based on agriculture while adding a “pinch” of fun! We strive to introduce families from our urban communities to farming and agriculture in a wholesome, experiential, entertaining and educational manner!

*Shows at 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 daily

Spray Paint Artists

Shows at 1:00, 3:30, 6:00 8:00, & 9:30 pm daily

Blue Ribbon Blvd. Near 4-H Building

Spray paint art is becoming increasingly prominent in today’s society. Spray paint art is the application of spray paint a non-porous material, such as wood, metal, glass, ceramic or plastic. Spray paint artists will perform LIVE at the Eastern Idaho State Fair creating incredible art, unlike anything you’ve ever seen!


Daily 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

West Events Area

This hand’s on science exhibit is fun and entertaining for the whole family.  Visit Super Science Puzzlemania at the fair and see how ordinary toys and objects become extraordinary experiences. There are 30 different puzzles and activities, including brain teaser – master’s puzzles, classic puzzles, junior puzzles, geometric puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, tangrams, dis-entanglements, traditional games plus more!

Demonstration Garden

Daily 10 am - 9 pm

West Events Area

The purpose of the Demonstration Garden is to educate fair-goers about the rewards of growing a rich assortment of crops in easy-access, contained areas. The display also aims to educate the public about the purpose–and the particulars–of the community gardening process, and to raise awareness of both new and established community garden groups in eastern Idaho. Visit the Demonstration Community Garden in West Events to view the full bounty of fresh vegetables and ask the master gardeners various questions about gardening.

Daily Schedule Fair Maps