OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES people have flocked to the Bonner County Fair. From its austere beginning in 1927 down at Memorial Field to its current location on North Boyer Road, the award-winning Bonner County Fair is the highlight of the year.
Every year more than 20,000 fairgoers and visitors are drawn to the exhibit hall, animal barns, livestock sale, commercial exhibits and entertainment. It is harvest time when proud farmers across the county bring in their fattest pumpkin, their prettiest ear of corn or their juiciest tomatoes and are judged against the efforts of their neighbors.Every year more than 20,000 fairgoers and visitors are drawn to the exhibit hall, animal barns, livestock sale, commercial exhibits and entertainment
Today, the fairgoers are treated to everything from 4-H animals, quilts that have taken months to create, cakes baked painstaking into the shape of a farm or a cowboy boot, and jams and fruits preserved in uniform glass jars. They come to see the demolition derby and watch as fast-talking salesmen trying to sell their goods. Whether they are at the fair to compete or to educate or simply to buy and sell, fairgoers continue to come to the county fair in an effort to be together. It is at the fair where cowpoke meets grunge, where Stetson and pointytoed boots are as common as tattoos and nose rings. It is a county fair crowd, a place where the old, middle-aged and young effortlessly come together and are happy.
The fair encompasses a variety of activities and events. The animal barns are where kids and professionals alike keep and groom their animals, getting them ready for the hectic schedule of competitions that take place throughout the fair week. There are competitions for cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, goats and even, occasionally, alpacas and llamas. There are always interactive and team competitions, and this year they will introduce Minute to Win It, How Well Do You Know Your Spouse, Popsicle Stick Contest, Dance Off, Frozen Outfit - How Fast Can You Get Dressed, and Team Obstacle Challenge to name a few.
The celebration kicks off with the Bonner County PRCA Rodeo on August 5 and 6. From barrel racing to bull riding, fans travel from far and wide to watch those competing for the champion title. You can bet your spurs and boots that the Bonner County Rodeo will draw the top-ranked athletes across all events. Challenge of Champions Tour, whether it’s an eight second thrill on a bucking bull or a nailbiting barrel racing finish, the Challenge of Champions Tour will keep everyone on the edge of his or her seat. The Demolition Derby on August 13 is hard-hitting, high-octane, adrenaline action and arguably the most exciting form of motorsports. You are sure to get the biggest bang for your buck at the demo derby.
Come to the Bonner County Fair August 9 through 13 and join in an American tradition in all its variety Come to the Bonner County Fair August 9 through 13 and join in an American tradition in all its variety. From young 4-H participants competing for blue ribbons to seasonal farmers making deals, the fair is where you can go, in our ever-increasing diversity, and feel like you belong. Award-winning, the Bonner County Fair collected numerous international fairs and expos awards in Agriculture and Communications. In addition, they won the Best Division 1 Competitive Exhibits Award, and over the five divisions was awarded Supreme Champion in Competitive Exhibits.
Congratulations to Bonner County. See you at the fair! “Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” we are serving up FUN!