Calling All Show-Offs

Exhibitor deadlines are quickly approaching for the 2018 Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot

Published online: Aug 17, 2018 Articles, Education And Arts, Events
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Step right up! Step right up, folks! Marvel at this fine specimen!”

Got your carnival-barking skills polished up for the Eastern Idaho State Fair? Actually, the barking is optional, but our fair friends down in Blackfoot would like you to know that exhibitor deadlines are quickly approaching. The entry dates for Home Arts Departments vary from Aug. 24-30. All livestock entries are due Aug. 17.

Here's the LINK!

The exhibit opportunities are endless at the Eastern Idaho State Fair with various livestock and home arts departments and categories for people of all ages. Premiums are awarded in each department and the exhibits are seen by everyone who attends the fair. Those who have never submitted an entry into the fair may be interested to know that over $150,000 in prize money is given out each year to our exhibitors. That’s a lot of moo-la!

The 2018 fair is the perfect time to submit your first – or 50th – fair entry. A hand-sewn quilt or secret family recipe that was once thought of as just a fun project can be put on display for all to see. Have your child work on an art project to enter in the fair as a way to ward off summer boredom before school starts.

To find out how to enter exhibits, go online to, and click on the purple “Exhibitors and Competitors” button. In addition to fill-able entry forms, the most accurate and current rules can be easily downloaded with a few quick clicks.

First time entering exhibits? Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed by the entry forms and rules. If you have an item you’d like to enter, but you are not sure which category it goes in, call the department superintendent and they will happily assist you! OR simply bring your item on the correlating entry date and the department employees will help you with your entry.

We'll see you down south Aug. 31-Sept. 8!

Entry Dates & Times

All Livestock

August 17

Antiques, Fine Arts, Photography, Hobbies & Crafts, Needlecraft

August 24, 11 am – 8 pm

August 25, 11 am – 8 pm

Baking & Canning

August 28, Noon – 8pm

Sugar Art Show

August 28, 4 – 8 pm

Native American

August 28, 10 am – 9 pm

August 29, 9 am – Noon


August 29, 4 pm – 8 pm

August 30, 8 am – Noon

Agriculture & Horticulture

August 29, 1 – 9 pm

August 30, 8 – 9 am

The Eastern Idaho State Fair is a 16 County Fair District. Over 239,000 people visit the annual event, making it Eastern Idaho’s longest running and largest community event. This year’s theme, Happy Together invites friends and families to enjoy the festivities. The mission of the EISF is to provide wholesome, affordable family education and entertainment in a clean and safe agricultural environment.


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