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North Idaho Fair Announces Name Change



(COEUR D’ALENE, ID- June 2, 2016) The award-winning fair located in Coeur d’Alene announced today its name change to the North Idaho State Fair.

Already the largest fair in the northern ten counties of Idaho, the North Idaho State Fair rivals many other fairs in the industry, offering world-class entertainment, the largest carnival in the region, professional rodeo and bull riding performances, record-breaking exhibit entries, and enhanced educational programs. In addition to increasing the fair’s geographical presence, the name change serves to reflect the fair’s brand and the quality of experience it already provides.

As the North Idaho State Fair, the area of eligible fair participants will expand from five counties to ten, giving the fair an opportunity to showcase more open class exhibit entries, as well as attract additional guests from the surrounding counties. The transition to being a state fair will also help develop new community partnerships and draw diverse vendors to the fair, further enhancing the event for all guests.

“This is an exciting time for the North Idaho State Fair. We are proud of the high-caliber fair we offer our guests, and look forward to this chance to evolve our attendance, exhibits, and business relationships while still keeping our well-known rural charm. We’re eager to invite new and returning guests to celebrate this opportunity with us,” said Dane Dugan, General Manager.

The fair’s expansion will allow exhibit participants from the following counties: Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone, Latah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, Lewis, and Idaho. 4-H entries will continue to be limited to those residing in Kootenai and Shoshone counties.

About the North Idaho State Fair: The 2016 fair, “A World of Fun!”, runs August 24-28, and will showcase entertainment and attractions from 11 different countries. The fair is also the host of the Gem State Stampede—two evenings and one matinee performance of sold-out PRCA rodeo action.

The North Idaho State Fair is northern Idaho’s premier community event for family fun and entertainment. Visit for regular updates, presale tickets, exhibitor information, entertainment and attractions schedules, promotions, and sponsorship information.

North Idaho Fair Announces Name Change
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