From its sage-covered deserts to its lush wilderness areas, Idaho is a diverse state filled with many stunning natural attractions. Although the state is most famous for its potato crop, those who look beneath the surface will find an abundance of activities, events, festivals, museums and more. With unique and sometimes eerie landscapes and its tempting urban amenities, Idaho truly has something for everyone.
Each August, Sandpoint hosts the Festival at Sandpoint an 11-day festival featuring live music on several stages in an outdoor setting, featuring every music genre from classical to pop. After enjoying some tunes, stroll down a street dedicated to your favorite festival foods and local fare.
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In the late summer, many Native Americans flock to Fort Hall for the Shoshone Bannock Indian Festival. For more than 40 years, this festival has attracted Native Americans from around the country to enjoy traditional dress, dances, and an all-Indian rodeo. There is an art show, high stakes bingo, and many other fun things to do.
Every summer, cowboys and cowboy lovers come to Caldwell for the Caldwell Night Rodeo. Whether you want to see cow roping or bull riding, this rodeo has it all, including those courageous rodeo clowns. For great prices, check out the family night. This is a rodeo for the entire family to enjoy.
At the end of each summer, people come to Boise for the Western Idaho Fair. This is Idaho's official state fair that runs for 10 days. Visitors enjoy a variety of entertainment from livestock displays to craft booth along with a midway and carnival rides. Of course, there is plenty of fair food and drinks available.
Each year as summer ends and fall begins, visitors flock to Blackfoot for the Eastern Idaho State Fair. If you are looking to see a demolition derby or a junior rodeo, this is the fair to attend. Guests enjoy learning about local agriculture and industry through displays and demonstrations. There is a tractor pull, live entertainment, and fair food.
In the early fall, Lumberjack Days comes to Orofino. At this event, lumberjacks from around the world come to show off their skills. Guests enjoy axe throwing, burling, and a two-person hand saw competitions. There is a horse pulling contest and a dance in the evening.