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Hit the Canyon County Fair on July 28-31

Go round and around at the Canyon County Fair, Thursday, July 28, to Sunday, July 31.
Go round and around at the Canyon County Fair, Thursday, July 28, to Sunday, July 31. Special to the Idaho Statesman /

You’ll find good ol’ fashioned fun at the Canyon County Fair, with baking contests, livestock shows, arts and crafts, a midway full of rides and some of the best country recording artists in concert. This year, hear Tracy Lawrence at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, and headliner Joe Nichols, with opener David Ray, at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 30. Concerts are free with fair admission, or get reserved seating for $25 in advance at CanyonCountyFair.org; $30 at the gate.

▪  Back by popular demand is the Hogs-N-Mud pig wrestling contest at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Enter at CanyonCountyFair.org. Kids 6 to 11 are $5 each and compete as individuals. Ages 12 and older can wrestle on teams of three ($30 for youth, $40 for adults).

▪  At 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31, catch the athletes of the Brigade FMX Freestyle Motocross Show at the Grandstand as they flip and fly through the air. Free.

▪  Carnival wristbands are $20 in advance of the fair at Treasure Valley D&B stores, online or by calling (800) 514-3849. Get $30 Fast Pass in advance (online only). The $20 wristbands and $30 Fast Passes are only available in advance through 3 p.m. July 28. Prices are $10 additional at the gate.

Noon to midnight Thursday, July 28, to Saturday, July 30, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 31, Canyon County Fairgrounds, 111 22nd Ave., Caldwell. $5 general, $3 seniors and children 6-12, free for 5 and younger, at the gate.

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