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You might hear some call Expo Idaho, “the fairgrounds.” That’s due to the fact that—since 1967—this is the very spot where we’ve held the Western Idaho Fair. One of the biggest draws around Southwest Idaho, it’s the social event of the summer that brings in about 250,000 people every year. (Not to mention a pretty fair number of farm animals.)

Beyond our half-century fair legacy, there’s more here than meets the eye. Throughout the rest of the year, over 750,000 people stop by for trade shows, company gatherings, auctions, sporting events, livestock round-ups, and everything else under the Idaho sun.

In 2005, to better showcase the year-round utility of the place, officials renamed this 240-acre wonderland Expo Idaho. Included in this expansive space, you’ll also find the Boise Hawks and Riverside RV Park.

Ada County officially owns the property and buildings here, but the Fair and Expo Idaho remain self-funded. The current director, Bob Batista, is the longest-serving manager at Expo Idaho/Western Idaho Fair.



Ada County Board of Commissioners

Rod Beck, Chairman
Kendra Kenyon
Ryan Davidson
Phone: 208-287-7000

Expo Idaho Advisory Board

Chanel Tewalt, President
Ed Lodge, Vice President
Caitlin Copple-Masingill
John Sheldon
Kathy Pidgeon
Andrew Mitzel
Tiana Branch