Fun Events


 Canyon County Farm Bureau


Come to the Canyon County Fair for contests, fun and prizes! You and your family can enjoy entertainment that will have you all laughing before you know it. See how much watermelon you can eat or get your coordination and teamwork on with the three legged race! We’ve also got fun adult contests like pie baking! Come be part of the fun!


Hogs-n-Mud Wrestling Contest

Come on out…and take part in the dirtiest game in town!  What could be more fun than wrestling a pig in the mud? Wearing a costume while doing it, of course!

Thursday, July 24th
6P.M. in the Rodeo Arena

Teams of three will compete for first place prizes in each division.  The objective – Be the fastest team to chase a pig through an arena of mud, catch him and place him in a trough.

Teams also have the option to compete for “Best Crowd Pleasing Costume” for a chance to win a Winger’s Beer and Wing Party for 6 adults or a Fair Eat-N-Ride Party for children, juniors and high-school divisions.

Children – individual pig scramble, no teams $5 each
Juniors $30 per teamHogs N Mud
Other $40 per team


Entries are due in the Fair office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24th.  (Any late entries will be assessed a late fee and NO entries on the day of the event.)

Complete rules and entry forms available at:


Thanks to Our Hogs-N-Mud Sponsors:




Big Wheel Race (Open to kids ages 3-6)  – Thurs. – Sat. at 4 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Senior Day ActivitiesThursday 12:30 pm – 4 p.m.

Stick Horse Barrel Race (Open to kids ages 3-6) – Thursday at 6 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Cowpie Eating Contest – Thursday at 7 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Diaper Derby & Toddler Trot – Saturday at 12:30 a.m. (Open to kids ages 6-12 months)

Bingo presented by  Boise Elks Lodge #310 – Free to Play! Prizes! Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in O’Connor Field House

Canyon County Farm Bureau Tractor Driving Contest – Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Rodeo Arena

Pedal Tractor Pull – Saturday at 7 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Ag Challenge– Sunday at 6 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Veggie People Making Contest – Saturday at 1 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Milk Drinking Contest – Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Contest Corral

3-legged Race – Sunday at 3 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Big Wheel Championship Race sponsored by  – Sunday at 5 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Watermelon Eating Contest – Sunday at 8 p.m. in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Pie Baking Contests

Daily at 2 p.m. in O’Connor Field House


Entries Accepted from Noon to 1:45 p.m. daily

Thursday – Apricot • Friday – Cherry • Saturday – Berry • Sunday – Apple

Dance Competition

Dance Competition


Saturday, July 27th in Farm Bureau Contest Corral

Registration begins at 2:00 p.m. and is limited to the first 20 entries in each category.

2:30 p.m. – Hip Hop Dance Competition

5:30 p.m. – Country Swing Dance Competition

Click here to download the dance competition entry form

Click here to download the dance competition rules and regulations



Ceramics Make and Take

– Daily from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in O’Connor Field House


Gem State Junior Rodeo 9 A.M., SundayMini bull

The junior rodeo is open to youth ages 8 – 18 and is a qualifying rodeo for the Caldwell Night Junior Rodeo.  With barrel racing, tie-down roping, team roping, ribbon roping and more.

Gem State Jr. Rodeo Flyer

Snake River Rangers Cowboy Mounted Shooters

Saturday, July 27th
Noon- 5 P.M. in the Rodeo Arena

CowboyShooter2Be prepared for amazing gun stunts and showmanship during the WSSA Mounted Cowboy Shooting event!

Western States Shooting Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of cowboy mounted shooting and to providing exciting events at a low cost. Started in October, 2010 and headquartered out of Nampa, Idaho, it currently encompasses mounted shooting events held in four states: California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Click here for more information.