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.
Fairgrounds 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
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:
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