County Fairs

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The Twin Falls County Fair kicked off at the fairgrounds in Filer Wednesday. As usual, the day started bright and early as 4-H students showed their animals.

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County fairs have become Idaho's latest gun rights battleground. Canyon County and Twin Falls have been the focus of disagreements over whether guns are allowed at county fairs in the Gem State. Now the battle has moved to the Festival at SandpointIdaho Matters takes a deep dive into the subject.

Canyon County Fair Stays; Fair Board Members Go

Feb 9, 2017
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The Canyon County Fair isn’t going anywhere; it’ll stay at its home in Caldwell. County commissioners made the announcement earlier this week, ending a proposed move for the fair to an 80 acre property north of Nampa.

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Ducks and geese may be missing from Idaho's county fairs as state officials are recommending a ban on waterfowl to fight the spread of bird flu.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the Idaho State Department of Agriculture plans to release a recommendation this week that fair boards prohibit showing ducks and other waterfowl. Such birds can be asymptomatic, meaning they can spread the disease while appearing healthy.