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Coeur d'Alene Real Estate and Community Information: Don't Miss "North Idaho Fair and Rodeo"

Be sure to join me and my family at this year's North Idaho Fair & Rodeo.  New exhibits and attractions, traditional favorites and sensational food awaiting you at this years fair.  There will be Blue ribbon exhibits of arts, crafts, photography, baked goods, flowers and garden produce. Be sure to get there in time for the Rodeo, motocross and demolition derby. All of this is at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds August 20-24th, 2008.

North Idaho Fair & RodeoFairgrounds Directions & Address: (4-Miles North of Downtown Coeur d'Alene)
To get to the Fairgrounds, take Exit 12 off Interstate 90 and proceed North
for approximately one mile. Turn right on Kathleen Avenue, then left on Government Way.
The Fairgrounds will be on your right.  4056 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

A bit of History on the Fair:   The North Idaho Fair started from humble beginnings about 85 years ago to grow into the five-day, community-wide entertainment and educational event that it is today.

In the early 1950s  the county and city made plans to trade the original downtown fair site for a parcel at the city-owned airport known as Weeks Field. That 110 acre land swap marked the beginning of the fair as it is today.  A few years later livestock barns were moved to the site and two Quonset huts were added for exhibition space. The grandstand was built in 1958. Pari-mutuel horse racing started in 1965 and continued until 1983. Those decades saw the addition of other buildings, including several that were moved from Farragut Naval Station and the Beauty Bay CCC grounds.

Improvements continued to be made yearly. The use of the grounds has expanded to include auctions, banquets, wedding receptions, trade shows, science fairs, high school graduation parties and more. Two big facility improvements came when a donation of $50,000 from the Chamber of Commerce sparked the construction of the food court.  And then came the  addition of the Jacklin Building in 1989.

The County took some of the 110 acres for other purposes.  This left the Fairgrounds with only 83 acres. Currently, the Fair board and management are exploring the possible addition of an events center.

Gates open daily at 9 am
Buildings open Wednesday-Saturday 10 am to 10 pm;
Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

Adults (13 & Over).....$8
Seniors 60+.....$7
Youth  (6-12).....$4
5 & Under.....Free

Advance Ticket Sales
ON SALE at the Fair Office until August 15
One-day Admission Tickets.....$6
5-day Parking Passes.....$8
1-day Parking Passes.....$3

Discounts and Promotions:

EVERY DAY -"Seniors Discount" - Seniors 60 years and over get in for $7


"Military Appreciation Discount" - Free admission for active duty membersof the armed forces, reservists and National Guard members with valid military ID. Sponsored by KXLY Broadcast Group



THURSDAY, AUGUST 21-"Kid's Day" - Kids 12 and under admitted free with coupon from Panhandle State Bank or Alliance Title & Escrow Corporation.    

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 - "Pepsi Family Day" - Admission for Mom, Dad and all the kids only $16 with a Pepsi coupon.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 - Knudtsen Chevrolet Fun Day"Enjoy a $1 discount on adult admission up to 6 pm with a coupon from Knudtsen Chevrolet.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 -"Napa Auto Parts Super Value Day"- Pick up a coupon at your nearest Napa Auto Parts store and receive $1 off gate admission.

Please contact me with any of your  Real Estate and/or Relocation needs:

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - City by the LakePam Jank, Realtor, GRI, CRS, ABR, RRS, PPS
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Web:  Coeur d'Alene Idaho Homes for Sale
Phone:  208-661-2282
Fax:  208-772-628 Toll Free:  800-829-2555 EXT.1275
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Coeur d'Alene, ID  838315


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Comment balloon 1 commentPam Jank • August 04 2008 02:38AM


It is a great fair and rodeo.  I was out of town and missed it this year.

Posted by Tim Jank (Jank & Associates) over 10 years ago