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Free Attractions

Free Attractions @ the Fair

Published in the August 2023 Issue Published online: Aug 16, 2023 Best of IF, Events, Family Fun Guide
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JetPack Flying Water Circus

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 9 @ 2, 4 & 7 pm

Location: West Events

Combining high powered jet skis, aerial water jet packs and the most talented Daredevils Stunt team in the world creates a spectacular family show your family will not want to miss in our world's largest portable Olympic size pool.

The Backyard

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 9 @ 11 am – 9 pm

Location: West Events

This hands-on science exhibit is fun and entertaining for the whole family.  Visit Backyard at the fair and see how ordinary toys and objects become extraordinary experiences. There are 30 different puzzles and activities, including brain teaser – master’s puzzles, classic puzzles, junior puzzles, geometric puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, tangrams, dis-entanglements, traditional games plus more!

Meet the Animals

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 9 @ 10 am – 10 pm
*Milking times: every day at 4 & 6 pm

Location: West Events

Meet the Animals is an interactive exhibit that is much more than a petting zoo. A variety of agricultural exhibits will leave you entertained as well as informed.  Milk a cow, watch chickens hatch, visit an on-going egg laying display, or have your picture taken on a 1500 lb Texas Longhorn.  All of the animals and exhibits bring the young and old up close with agriculture, animals, and will leave lifetime memories for all.

Mimealot

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 9 @ 2, 4 & 6 pm (No show Tuesday, September 5)

Location: Strolling the grounds in the Food Court and on Blue Ribbon Boulevard

Chris Yerlig of Mimealot, an English native, began performing on the streets of Europe. In the US, where he is now based, Chris performs regularly at state and county fairs across the country, as well as for corporate events, festivals, schools and libraries. He performed with Circus America at the Olympic Games in Athens, GA, and was a company member for ten years of Enchanted Circle Children’s Theater in Holyoke MA. Chris’s work has made people laugh around the world too: in Japan he performed at the Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park, and in China, at the Kimtom International Clown Festival of Shanghai. With Connecticut non-profit, Project Troubador, he has performed in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Morocco, Cameroon, Benin and Bangladesh. Since 2009 he has worked with Magicians Without Borders in El Salvador, Guatemala and India, performing and teaching mime to at-risk youth. For Clowns Without Borders he has organized and led clown tours to Haïti.

Jeff Martin Magic Show

Dates & Times: Wednesday, September 6 – Saturday, September 9 @ Noon, 2, 4 & 6 pm

Location: Strolling on Blue Ribbon Boulevard

Sleightly Amazing – Seriously Funny Entertainment

“Creating a timestamp with laughter and a sense of wonder that transcends all ages, that’s the goal. When you, as an audience member, stop to spend time with me, I want to make it worth your while”…Jeff Martin

Jeff’s history as an entertainer began at the age of 8, when his fascination with magic tricks prompted his parents to buy him a magic set for Christmas. Focus on honing his art filled his teen years with study, practice and many performances for friends and family.

His career, as a full time magician has taken him all over the world, from Southern California to Europe and almost every state in the union. His Hollywood connections enabled Jeff to perform for a number of celebrities (Danny DeVito, Eddie Murphy, Michelle Pfeiffer to name a few), as well as Fortune 500 corporations and some of the most exclusive private clubs and organizations.

On the road for as much as nine months annually, Jeff and his wife, Pam, are constantly updating his shows, writing new comedy, and producing shows for others. When time permits, Jeff enjoys mentoring to aspiring magicians as well as creating magic products. 

Whether performing for royalty or inner city young people, Jeff’s ‘at home’ with his audience. Fairs, festivals, corporate events, church shows, schools and civic organizations – all have enjoyed Jeff’s talents for their events. 

Tanna Banana Story & Song Show

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4 @ 1 & 3 pm

Location: West Events at “The Backyard” Area

Tanna Banana brings stories and song to life! Join Tanna Banana daily in THE BACKYARD (in West Events) where she will be sure to delight her audiences with a magical and fun show for the young and the young at heart!

Circus Luminescence

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4 @ Noon, 2, 4 & 6 pm

Location: Strolling the grounds in the Food Court and on Blue Ribbon Boulevard

Circus Luminescence is an award-winning performance duo from Portland, Oregon that specializes in energetic, contemporary vaudeville shows! Made up of Eli March and Scramble James, their shows include incredible partner juggling, breathtaking acrobatics, epic combination tricks, audience participation, and loads of laughter.

Zoey the Butterfly

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 9 throughout the day

Location: Strolling in West Events

Look for Zoey the Butterfly strolling through West Events throughout the day.  She will delight the children and even the adults with her grace and beauty as she floats at 9 feet tall with her wings spread out to show her beauty.

Spray Paint Artists

Dates & Times: Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 9 @ 5, 7 & 9 pm 

Location: Blue Ribbon Boulevard near 4-H Building

Spray paint art is becoming increasingly prominent in today’s society. Spray paint art is the application of spray paint a non-porous material, such as wood, metal, glass, ceramic or plastic. Spray paint artists will perform LIVE at the Eastern Idaho State Fair creating incredible art, unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

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