July 28 - 31











Ten years after the release of his first album, music listeners likely think they have a good idea about who Lee Brice is, based on his eight #1 singles and his seven CMA Award nominations.

He is, one might argue, a sensitive country roughneck, the guy who embraces the power of long-lasting relationships in “Love Like Crazy,” “A Woman Like You” and “I Don’t Dance.” He’s the guy who makes his audiences cry every time he memorializes people who sacrificed their lives on our behalf in “I Drive Your Truck.”

But with his 2020 album Hey World, people are likely hearing Brice differently. Singing next to smoky vocalist Carly Pearce on the #1 single “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” the power and range in his voice comes in loud and clear. In the follow-up #1, “One Of Them Girls,” he attacks the subject matter with bite and swagger. It’s still sensitive, but it’s imbued with an undeniable playfulness and a commanding drive.

Throughout Hey World, listeners experience a fully-formed version of Lee Brice, through the twangy power-pop of “Good Ol’ Boys,” the old-school R&B behind “Don’t Need No Reason,” the bluesy sexual tone of “Do Not Disturb,” the new wave tech flavor of “Soul,” the dark and dangerous “Sons And Daughters” and the honky-tonk middle finger in “If You.”

Those textures have always been there in one form or another – his celebratory #1 “Drinking Class” and the alt-rock undercurrent in the chart-topping “Hard To Love” bear that out – but Hey World is the deepest, widest and most complete exploration to date of Brice’s unbound creative spirit.

“There’s so much more to me, and most people who’ve been to my show, they see that,” he says. “They come out and kick the footlights out – you know, we have that side. That’s partly who I am. I’m just rowdy, fun, tough, let’s go, let’s hit it – you know what I mean? But you don’t hear it in the singles much.”

That’s changed in recent years. “Rumor,” which ascended to #1 in 2019, is a stew of blues and gospel. “I Hope You’re Happy Now” applied a big-sounding train groove to a regret-filled storyline, and “One Of Them Girls,” which topped the chart in September 2020, embraced a propulsive backbeat. Those songs helped Brice in his determination to widen perceptions of his art beyond the sensitive country balladeer.

“We have an opportunity now,” he says. “We can stretch a boundary, and we can bring some people in.”

There are already plenty of people on board the Lee Brice express. He has amassed over 2.3 billion career on-demand streams, more than 3.2 billion Pandora Radio plays and more than 450 million YouTube views. The world at large is paying attention to Brice.



Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums. In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life.

A new studio album, XII, arrived in 2012 Co Produced by Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert. In 2013 he released Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride, Neal’s longtime friend and mentor. 2015 brought the Big Band Standards CD You Don’t Know Me.

Neal has been on 17 USO Tours around the world and continues to say it’s one of the achievements he’s most proud of. He is also the recipient of multiple Humanitarian awards from The Academy of Country Music, The Country Radio Broadcasters and The Masonic Grand Lodge. In 2016 Neal has again made a move to continue his patriotic values by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance “Live” on his Facebook page every morning. He’s reached millions of viewers all over the country and around the world. Currently he is at approximately 1500 days in a row and going strong. Neal still maintains a very busy touring schedule all through the year. Make sure to catch a show when he’s near because as Neal says “No two shows are the same!”

Neal also supports his own charity organization: East Texas Angel Network which is committed to the enhancement of the lives of children of East Texas who are living with terminal or life-threatening diseases. He hosts a yearly golf tournament, auction/dinner & concert over two days in the Fall.  The foundation has been going strong since 1995 and to date has raised over 9 million dollars for approximately 500 hundred East Texas families.



“I love the grit,” says Rodney Atkins. “I love getting sawdust on me. I love getting under the hood and getting grease all over: working hard, until your knuckles are busted.”

After more than two decades in country music, it’s hard to imagine that the Tennessee-born Atkins could still treasure the difficult moments and the arduous process of creating a song from the ground up. But he’s just the kind of artist who loves the roots as much as the tree. With six No. 1 hits under his belt, four studio LP’s and over 13 million units sold, Atkins is more invested than ever in making honest, authentic records that tell a story and showcase his unique place in the world, which is exactly what he does on his forthcoming fifth LP. But it took a moment, about three years ago, for him to take stock not just of where he’d been, but where he was going.

“I equated it to my bow and arrow moment,” Atkins says. “I felt like I needed to stop, take a few steps back. Re-aim. Re-adjust. Get back on target, and to the level I wanted to operate on.”

It was a logical moment – in the wake of his first greatest hits compilation, Rodney Atkins Greatest Hits, in 2015, he wanted his next sonic offering to not only push country music forward but stay connected to what had always made it great to begin with. And, in Atkins’ eyes, that’s songs about the highways of life, family and love. And one true love, in particular. For Atkins, that’s his wife Rose Falcon Atkins, to whom he owes so much of his creative reinvention. He credits Rose, a singer and artist herself, with helping him to find his voice again – to re-embracing melodies and the art of singing itself. Her fingerprints, whether lyrically, in a duet or just in spirit, are all over his forthcoming record.

“When I met Rose, the world made sense,” Atkins says. And he started to see music in a whole new way, writing songs and searching for ones that explored that beloved grit but were tender, too; songs that could be blasted while driving down the road or after hunting in the field but tailor-made for first kisses and first dances — songs that will live with his fans at every moment, because they lived with him, too.

“I’m a song mechanic,” he says. “I just love working on songs.” Whether writing with Rose or a stable of other revered co-writers, digging for the best jewels on Music Row or offering up his own versions of new classics like Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up,” his forthcoming record explores the many sides of an artist who is only moving forward and never too proud to do what makes him a little uncomfortable. From the southern swagger of “What Lonely Looks Like” or the timeless twang of “Caught Up in the Country,” that pushes boundaries through a thunderous beat and vocals from the Fisk Jubilee Singers, they all paint a picture of a man who isn’t afraid to show what he loves – be it the country lifestyle or the woman by his side – because that’s just who Atkins is. And that, he thinks, is what’s most important.

“Authenticity is everything to me,” says Atkins, who created much of the album from his own home studio in the hills of Nashville. “It’s being honest, being real. Not being afraid to reveal that piece of you. It’s about being willing to put it out there.” Indeed, there are songs about fitting in and finding a place, about our weaknesses and joys, about watching children grow and about simply letting go. Known for his numerous hits including six chart-topping tracks: “Take A Back Road,” “It’s America,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” “These Are My People,” “Watching You” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” – it’s a sonic progression that will excite and captivate both new fans and ones who have been on the ride all along.

And that road, for Atkins, has been an enviable one. His last studio LP, Take A Back Road (produced by Ted Hewitt), yielded his sixth career No. 1 hit and his fastest – rising single to date with the title track. And his 2006 single, “Watching You,” was named the Number One Song of the Decade by Country Aircheck, an accolade that even found Atkins himself surprised. But it’s on this newest record where Atkins sees the most accurate reflection of who he is as a man, and as a singer. This time, he focused on whether or not a song had staying power – beyond just the radio dials. But that’s certainly where they’ll be, too. “I believe in these songs,” he says. “And that they are epic.”


Banda Machos have been together for over 26 years and have recorded 22 albums.  The 13 member group was influential in developing a more danceable style of banda music which led to the Quebradita dance wave of combining cumbia with banda.

Banda Machos is known as the Reina de las Bandas (Queen of the Bands) both because of their unique costumes and contributions to the Quebradita genre.

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Farrell Dillon is known for his regular appearances on 6 seasons the CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. He has been nominated for Stage Magician of the year by the Magic Castle in Hollywood. When not headlining in Las Vegas, Farrell can be seen on tour in some of the United States’ largest performing arts venues.

He has been seen on TV on The Today Show, ABC, NBC, FOX, The CW, ESPN, The Food Network, MTV, BBC, Mynetwork TV, and POP TV just to name a few.​

Farrell combines hilarious comedy and mind-melting magic in a modern style. His style will make him a hit at your event, colleges, theaters, fairs, corporate events, and on luxury cruise lines.




Charles Peachock is an act that truly stands out!  Creativity, rock-solid-skills, clean comedy, and high production make for an unbeatable hard-hitting combination in his performances.  Peachock brings the act to life with pulsing juggling props perfectly synced to music, playing a piano by bouncing 5 balls off the keys, and a pre-show sure to ramps up the audience!




Richard Barker the Incredible Hypnotist is a World Renowned Professional Hypnotist. He has spent the last 20 years working with thousands of clients across the world. His charm with experience gives him the ability to dazzle and entertain any size of audience as well as improve the lives of many through Hypnosis and Private Consultation. Richard Barker works with individuals and teams helping their performance whether athletically or in a business setting. Richard’s amazing stage show is also a massive hit and has been produced in 38 Countries. He is as headline performer for Celebrity and Carnival Cruise Lines as well as large corporations. Hypnotist Richard Barker has been seen recently on CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC Networks and is constantly a spokesperson for Hypnosis.




Birds n Beasts Inc. was established in 1983 with the mission to share our love for wildlife and habitat conservation. This is accomplished through the use of creative, positive-reinforcement-based training to, produce moving experiences and emotionally connect audiences to animals. Our shows display create inspiration in viewers to feel the wildlife experience so they are inspired to love and support wildlife.

The inspiration for our training is a quote from famous animal trainer Ray Berwick, also the man who created the bird show for San Diego Wild Animal Park and who inspired BnB President Joe Krathwohl to pursue an animal training career. In 1976 after his animal show at Universal Studios, Ray said to Joe, “Birds should be treated in a manner that they do not wish to fly away.” This attitude was considered cutting edge for that time, since most other trainers were using negative reinforcement as the generally accepted approach. From that conversation, young Joe began experimenting with positive reinforcers, and at age 14 created his first bird show for a presentation at a local elementary school. Soon thereafter he was being given birds and animals that others could no longer care for and at age 17 was enlisted by the Oakland Zoo to create an educational program for the children’s theater.

With those early experiences, Joe realized that pet owners and zoos alike could benefit from a more positive reinforcement training approach. From stress-free shifting to force-free injections to visitor engagement, the positive reinforcement approach yielded consistent and widespread results. We took this philosophy with us as our bird show appearances expanded to across California, then across the US, and now world-wide.




One of the Canyon County Fair’s most popular attractions is back again this year! Completely hands on show featuring about 12 different animals including a large tortoise, monitor lizard, tarantula, boa constrictor, young alligator, and a giant python.





Golden Ticket – Unlimited Weekly Ride Wristband – $70
Includes unlimited rides all day, every day of Fair, for one price. Available to purchase online or in Fair Office through July 28.  Does not include Fair admission.  NOT AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON-SITE.

Advance Unlimited Ride Wristband – $25
Good for 1 day of unlimited rides. Available to purchase online, in Fair Office or at area D&B Supply Stores through July 28.  Does not include Fair admission.

On-Site Unlimited Ride Wristband – $35
Good for 1 day of unlimited rides.  Available to purchase July 29 – August 1 at Carnival Ticket Box Office.

On-Site Single Ticket – $1
Each ride requires 3-6 tickets per rider.  Available to purchase July 29 – August 1 at Carnival Ticket Box Office.

On-Site Ticket Sheet – $20 for 24 tickets
Each ride requires 3-6 tickets per rider.  Available to purchase July 29 – August 1 at Carnival Ticket Box Office.

Major Rides: Giant Wheel, Super Shot, Rock Star, Zipper, Bumper Cars, Tornado, Gravitron, Deluxe Sizzler, Silver Streak, Freak Out, Zendar

Family/Kiddie Rides: Carousel, Motorcycles, Go Gator, Safari Train, Mardi Gras, Baha Buggies, Raiders Jungle, Fun Slide, Berry-go-Round

F I N A L   D R I V E

Thursday, July 29
7:00 p.m.  |  Fair Building

The Canyon County Fair “Final Drive” is a live selection, parade and celebration of Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, Market Goat, Market Hog & Market Steer animals.

Please join us in celebrating our longstanding heritage in producing Idaho’s finest market livestock animals from our 4-H and FFA market livestock show.

L A T I N O   F E S T I V A L

Sunday, August 1

A day dedicated to Latin culture at the Canyon County Fair.  Festivities include folkloric dancing, traditional Aztec and Spanish Flamenco dancing, live mariachi music, Escaramuzas—women riding horses dancing to the rhythm of Mexican music—and musical performances by a variety of artists. 

The day will also include a variety of Latino food to choose from. 2021 Schedule Coming Soon!

F U N   R U N

Primary Health Fun Run registration period is now closed.

Saturday, July 31

Release of Liability


In consideration of being permitted to participate in Primary Health Fun Run at Canyon County Fair 2021, I agree to assume all risks inherent in participation in such program, whether they are apparent to me or not. I certify that I am in good physical health and fit to participate. I acknowledge that participation carries an inherent risk of injury to my person and damage to my property. I hereby waive and release, for myself and for my heirs and assigns, any and all claims, causes of action, or liabilities which may hereafter accrue against Alliance Medical Group, Canyon County, which is a political subdivision of the State of Idaho, the Canyon County Fair, and any and all elected or appointed officials, administrators, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, insurers and any other individuals or entities affiliated with such persons and/or entities, from any and all civil liability or any and all forms of injury, which may arise as a result of said participation.

Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of these events for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising, without monetary payment to me.

As the parent/legal guardian of any below-named Participants under the age of 18, in addition to the terms stated above, I accept full responsibility for the care and supervision of listed child/ren during the Primary Health Fun Run at Canyon County Fair 2021.

E X P L O R E R   P R O G R A M

Explore the Canyon County Fair with the S&W Fair Explorer program.  Navigate through fair exhibits and the livestock area looking for “Fair Explorer” facts.  Once you’ve found all of the facts, return your Fair Explorer program to the S&W Seed Company booth for prizes!

S E N I O R   D A Y

Thursday, July 29 – 2021 Schedule Coming Soon!

A G   A C T I V I T I E S

Farmer for A Day: interactive display, teaching kids about farming with hands-on produce baskets to play with, including:
– Apple Orchard – an apple tree, with real apples ready for picking
– Potato Patch – digging in the sand for real potatoes!
– Hen House – stuffed chickens cackle and cluck while kids gather eggs

Corn is Everywhere: three different hands-on activities in this station provide fun ways to learn that corn truly is everywhere in so many of the everyday products we eat and use:
– Corn Plinko Game:  dropping the pucks labeled with corn products delights an educates children as they coach them to fall into matching spaces
– Corn Bag Toss: tossing the corn-product labeled bags into the matching boxes reinforces the message that “corn is everywhere”
– Corn Box:  kids will be entertained as they see, feel and play with the grain and the toy tractors in the corn box

Milk Maker:  Kids and adults get the hands on feel of “milking” a cow with a wooden cut-out approximately 36” high, complete with udder and teats and sound effects!

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