Butler Carnivals returns with some of the biggest and baddest rides around. The Fireball will rotate you 360 degrees as you swing in a 180-degree arc. The Evolution, pictured, takes you on two 360-degree spins as the cars rotate while the entire ride rotates. (Take it easy on the corn dogs before you go on this ride.) Carnival wrist bands are $25 per day, or you can buy tickets by the sheet. Individual tickets are $1 each. Find more ticket info at WesternIdahoFair.com.
The World Tournament of Champion Knights of the Realm will transport you to the days of King Arthur as they perform a medieval jousting tournament at 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Grandstand.
The stunt riders of the Mountainboarding Big Air Show will dazzle you as they spin, flip and ride the rails each day behind the South Expo building.
The Predators of the Heart wildlife and reptile show will captivate you with up-close encounters with animals. There are multiple shows each day near Gate C.
You cant beat the K-9 Comets Frisbee Dogs for cute and fun as these pups make amazing acrobatic disc catches northeast of the Expo buildings each day.
This years concert lineup features Grammy-winner Weird Al Yankovic, pictured, who will perform many of his classics such as Smells like Nirvana and Eat It on Aug. 21.
Country star Chris Young will perform his No. 1 hits and more on Aug. 22.
Go Rollin on the River with Creedence Clearwater Revisited, an entertaining tribute to the classic rockers on Aug. 23.
Classic 1980s prog-rockers Styx will perform their hits from Mr. Roboto to Babe to Renegade on Aug. 24. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. in the MyBullFrog.com Grandstand stage. Free with fair admission.
Aug. 26: Armed Services Day. All active-duty military receive free admission with ID. (Offer good for the service person only.) Its also the Idaho Statesmans half-price day. Receive half off fair admission with a coupon that will run in the Idaho Statesman Aug. 21-25.