Are pets allowed on the fairgrounds?
No, pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds. Service dogs are allowed on a leash.
Is there handicap parking?
Is there a fee to park?
We have handicap parking spaces on Park, Royal, and Maple Streets for people who have state-issued handicap parking stickers in the window of their car. Go to the Maps
page for a map of the fairgrounds.
Are there ATMs at the Fair?
There are various parking areas that are more expensive the closer you are to the gates. For those who park farther away, there are two free trams that drop-off at the Main Entrance on Park Street. View the Route Map here
During the week of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, there are four ATMs: by the Main Office (outside of the gate), outside the Grandstand, at the northwest gate, and near the Security Office.
Do you accept credit and debit cards?
All gate ticket booths and most concessionaires are CASH ONLY. The Grandstand Event ticket office and Carnival ticket booths accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Absolutely no checks.
Do you have backpack and package storage?
No, we do not.
How do I become a performer at the Fair?
When is the parade?
We have a Community Free Stage for local performers. Contact Rhonda Robinson at email@example.com
or (208) 317-3217.
I lost something at the Fair. How do I find it?
The 2015 parade is on Saturday, September 5, at 10 a.m. It runs down Shilling Avenue from the corner of Rich Street to Alice Street. View the Parade
page for more information.
Check with the Security booth found directly behind the main office.
Where is the First Aid station?
Is there security at the Fair?
There are four First Aid Stations: across from the Beef Show Arena, near the Race Horse stalls, by the tunnel from the Carnival towards West Events, and next to the ticket office building. You can find their locations on the Fair Map
Yes, security members are stationed in the building directly behind the main office and patrol the grounds throughout the day and night.
Can I bring a cooler?
Yes, you can bring a cooler as long as it does not contain alcohol.
Can I bring my camera into the concerts?
Do you rent wheelchairs and strollers?
Yes, you can bring a regular camera but not a video camera or professional camera, unless you have a media pass. Go to Tickets
to purchase your event tickets.
Yes, we rent wheelchairs and strollers for $25.
When and where do the trams run?
What accessibility does the carnival have for people with disabilities?
The trams run from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. View the Route Map here
Download Butler Amusement’s Guide for Disabled Guests here
How much are gate tickets?
Does my grandstand ticket include admission to the Fair?
Adult 12 & Up – $6
Child 6-11 – $2
Child 5 & Under – Free
Senior 65 & Up – $4
You can purchase gate tickets in advance for EVERYONE! Go to Tickets for more information.
Are group ticket sales offered at a discount?
Yes! All Grandstand Night Event Tickets include FREE fair admission the day of the event. Go to Tickets
to purchase yours now!
No, we do not offer discounts for group tickets at this time.
What day is wristband day?
How many coupons are in a coupon book?
Pepsi wristband days are Tuesday 9/8, Wednesday 9/9, and Thursday 9/10. Wristbands are $25 and include FREE gate admission and unlimited rides at the carnival for one of the three days. Purchase Pepsi wristbands at the PEPSI booths outside the Main Gate and Carnival Gate to the fair, or purchase in the Ticket Office July—August. Call (208)785-2480, Ext. 7.
Regular Carnival Wristbands are offered every day of the Fair. They include unlimited rides at the carnival for one day, but do NOT include gate admission. Carnival wristbands are $30 and can be purchased at the carnival ticket booths during the fair. For a discounted price of $25, purchase them from the Ticket Office July – August. Call (208) 785-2480, Ext. 7.
A coupon book contains 30 coupons, and each ride requires 3-5 coupons. Coupon books are sold in the ticket office from July-August for $20, a savings of 20%! Call (208) 785-2480, Ext. 7 for more information.
What are Carnival hours?
The Carnival opens at different times each day and closes around 11 pm each night. Following are the times the carnival opens each day:
- Saturday Sept. 3 @ 12 p.m.
- Sunday Sept. 4 @ 1 p.m.
- Monday Sept. 5 @ 11 a.m.
- Tuesday Sept. 6 @ 1 p.m.
- Wednesday Sept. 7 @ 1 p.m.
- Thursday Sept. 8 @ 1 p.m.
- Friday Sept. 9 @ 12 p.m.
- Saturday Sept. 10 @ 12 p.m.
Contact us if you have any additional questions.