The Idaho State Fair needs some work. It was a shame to go to the fair, spend 45 minutes looking for parking and find that the scheduled concert (Huey Lewis) was filled up. With tens of thousands of people that go to the fair, the amount of time looking for parking costs untold man-hours and many dissatisfied consumers.
The Treasure Valley is growing quickly and the State Fair needs to grow with the Valley. A few suggestions: a) Have parking attendants cycle attendees to specified parking lots; starting at the closest to the grounds to the farthest. Keep track of parking spaces using today’s technology. Do not allow the attendees into filled parking lots to waste their time looking for parking where there is none. Close them once they are full. Direct attendees only to parking areas that can be used immediately. b) Expand seating in the concert area. There is a whole racetrack area available; bring in seating and use all that space. c) Open multiple entrances to the concerts so as not to have long lines that snake across the grounds. d) Bring in a couple of new rides/venues each year, so the fair can show some change each year.
Dennis Hardziej, Eagle