Have fun with the family before school starts up at the North Idaho State Fair

Have fun with the family before school starts up at the North Idaho State Fair

The theme of the North Idaho State Fair may be “fair necessities,” but they sure aren’t sticking to them!

Organizers at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds aim every year to make the annual event bigger and better than the year before. For 2019, that meant starting with an overhaul of the typical carnival rides and activities.

Brittany Teverbaugh , who helps organize the North Idaho State Fair, said it is the most commonly asked question at their offices.

Better rides and activities at the carnival aren’t the only things new this year. Now, you don’t have to pay extra to hear some great music thanks to the Music on the Midway series, which promises daily concerts from well-known performers.

Exhibits and information sessions on leading a farm to table lifestyle will be available and families can take in two daily magic shows. The best news is, none of the daily shows or exhibits cost anything extra.

” We really want people to come out and enjoy. We know things can add up. We really just want to get people out here out making memories with your families and your loved ones, ” said Teverbaugh .

Admission for adults is $10 and kids are $8. There are also ways to save on prices throughout the weekend. You can find that information here.

If you are starting to get worried about your favorite fair staples returning, breathe a sigh of relief! The 4-H kids are back, but this time with horses! Delicious, interesting and the occasional odd fair food staples are back too but with even more unique options. How does a bug tasting sound?

“Some people are interested, most people go ‘Ew, that’s gross,'” said Dakota Holmgren with Bugology 1-0 Fun.

In the Bugology 1-0 Fun exhibit, you can hold a tarantula then eat a scorpion or a cotton candy-coated cricket!