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.
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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.