• Lakeview Park Nampa, ID 83686 in Nampa, ID

For 2 days each August, Nampa hosts the Nampa Festival of the Arts. Here, guests enjoy more than 150 artisan booths with handcrafted items for sale, displaying everything from sculpture to jewelry. There is a variety of live entertainment and vendors selling food. For the youngest members of the family, there are specials kid's activities.

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.

To go this week or next week, this is the question. All summer and into the early fall; Boise hosts the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Since 1977, several plays of the famous playwright, Shakespeare have been performed each month in an outdoor setting. Visitors can bring a picnic to enjoy during the performance or select one of the local food vendors for a bite to eat.

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