Every summer the fair is a time North Idaho communities can gather and share their talents, pass along helpful tips, celebrate community and farming, and enjoy some simple, old-fashioned fun. August 19 through 22 marks our own Bonner County Fair here in Sandpoint, but just a short drive away you can enjoy the Boundary County Fair—this year marking its 100th anniversary— August 12 through 15.
Since 1920, Boundary County growers and livestock owners have met to display their goods, learn from and socialize with one another. It’s formed an annual tradition of community spirit, appreciation and kinship that is the Boundary County Fair.
“The fair serves the community by providing a summer activity that everyone can get involved with,” says Boundary County Fair Administrator Paula Burt. It provides a space for anyone to enter an exhibit in a wide array of categories— it’s not only a venue for 4-H and FFA students. “Fair seems to be the one event the county looks forward to every summer. It’s a time when friends who haven’t seen one another during the year seem to catch up with each other,” adds Burt.
Besides the livestock exhibitions, the fair always includes local growers and artists exhibiting their goods, and the fair food is always a favorite for fairgoers. This year the Boundary County Fair anticipates adding new vendors to provide more variety for visitors.
In light of the current health crisis, the fair board is working hard to provide a safe, clean environment for everyone for the fair anticipated to be held August 12 through 15 at the fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry.
The fair board will do everything they can to make this year’s fair possible—and safe. Look forward to celebrating 100 years of North Idaho’s beloved fair at the anniversary of the Boundary County Fair: “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways.”
Due to current health concerns, dates and event information may
change. For updated information, please visit BoundaryCountyID.org/site-page/pioneer-days-modern-ways-boundary-county-faircelebrates-100-years-2020-august-12-15th.Event Website: