North Idaho Fair & Rodeo 2015

The North Idaho Fair begins today! Running from August 26th-30th, this annual event is a favorite of both locals and those new to North Idaho. This year’s fair has rides, carnival games, all your favorite fair foods and some killer events.

This year’s rides include –


  • Zipper
  • Sky Master
  • Gravitron
  • YoYo
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Paratrooper
  • Octopus
  • Bumper Cars
  • “Hog Wild”
  • Twizzler
  • Demolition Derby
  • Merry Go Round
  • Kiddie Coaster
  • 4 X 4 Motorcycles
  • Train
  • Sky Fighter
  • Super Slide
  • Berry Go Round
  • Antique Cars
  • Glass House
  • Mini Jets
  • Bounce Tiny Tot Area
  • Giant Wheel
  • Sea Ray
  • Sizzler
  • Raiders
  • Ali Baba

And this isn’t even the complete list!


Live Shark Encounter! These trained professionals will interact with the sharks and perform some fascinating stunts for the crowd!

Sea Lion Splash –

These sea lions know a whole lot of tricks including balancing balls, shooting hoops and flipping! Come join the fun!

Lady Houdini – 

This woman broke Harry Houdini’s record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed. Lady Houdini Kristine Johnson performs all of her tricks in full view of the crowd.

Matt Sorensen Spray Can Art – 

Using nothing more than spray cans, plates, knives, and even flames; Idaho native Matt Sorenson brings to life magical art pieces.


The fair also features a variety of competitions in a variety of departments including fruits and vegetables, the open horse show, culinary arts, arts & crafts, photography and rabbits and other small animals. Be sure to stop by to see who wins the Blue Ribbon this year! To see all categories and the schedule click here 


Each night at the fair, the grandstand will host a special event, concert or exhibition. Tonight is the Craig Campbell concert at 7pm. Tickets are still available for purchase at the fair.

Other events include, xtreme bulls, the PRCA rodeo and a demolition derby. For the full list and schedule click here


Arguably the best part of going to the fair, all your favorites will be returning again. Get a mouth full of pizza, burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, elephant ears and my personal favorite, funnel cakes. A full list of vendors and their location within the fair can be found here


Adults (13-59): $10

Seniors (60+) / Youth (6-12): $5

Kids (5 and under): Free

Parking: $5 per vehicle


Carnival Hours of Operation

Wednesday: 2 to 10pm

Thursday: 2 to 10pm

Friday: Noon to 10pm

Saturday: Noon to 10pm

Sunday: Noon to 8pm

WEDNESDAY (TODAY!) – Free Hawaiian Lei and $1 admission to the first 1,500 people to enter opening day of the fair!

THURSDAY – $1 off coupons found in the Spokesman Review and on the Fair’s Facebook Page

FRIDAY – Pain the Fair Pink Day – Pink Ribbons for the first 2,500 attendees and $1 off admission to anyone wearing pink (before 3pm)

SATURDAY – All active and retired military get $1 off

SUNDAY – Kids 12 and under FREE before 3pm!

View the fair’s official website here for all these resources and more! See you there!

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