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Western Idaho Fair wraps up tonight

Posted at 3:57 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 00:10:53-04

BOISE, Idaho — After a week of fair food, live music, carnival rides and animal encounters, the Western Idaho Fair wraps up for the season tonight.

Featured entertainment this year included a wild horse adoption event, a "Bug-Ology" booth and live music from 3 Doors Down, Dustin Lynch and REO Speedwagon.

With 14,400 people, The REO Speedwagon concert on Friday had the most attendees of any concert the Western Idaho Fair has held.

Western Idaho Fair interim director, Bob Batista says part of the success is working to get a band that all age groups would enjoy.

Batista says, "Over the years, this is my 20th fair and we’ve kind of found what the staples are, a good country act, a good rock and roll act and then kind of mix it up with some of the other genres if you will.”

Batista also says they are already working on concerts for next year, but they haven’t released any names.

The gates close at 7 P.M. and the fair wraps up at 9 P.M. tonight so there is still time to catch some live entertainment and grab dinner at the fairgrounds.