Posts Tagged ‘ Eastern Idaho State Fair ’

Farmer’s corn wins People’s Choice award

Sep 11th, 2015 | By
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   Richard Johnson, owner of Grove City Gardens Farm in Blackfoot, won the People’s Choice Food Award on Monday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair, with a sample of his juicy sweet corn.

By GREG EICHELBERGER For the Journal Even though Richard Johnson, owner of Grove City Gardens Farm in Blackfoot (with his autumn mazes and catering services), has had fans of his delicious, juicy sweet corn for many years now. He has just made a whole new legion of fans with his victory in the People’s Choice
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Despite past years, Blackfoot fair not affecting business in Pocatello

Sep 11th, 2015 | By
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Restaurants like Ruby Tuesday in Pocatello have generally always see a decrease in business during the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot. This year, however, that isn't the case.

By JOURNAL STAFF Restaurant owners and managers in Pocatello have generally had to prepare in some way, shape or form for a decrease in business during the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot. But this year, that isn’t the case. Business has been — for the most part — as usual. There is little to
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Taste Bud Bonanza: From corndogs to alligator, everybody has a favorite fair food

Sep 8th, 2015 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

   Bernadine Cook, right, and her sister Belinda Govatos stopped and got a fried turkey drumstick Saturday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot in honor of their recently deceased father, Jan Nel. He always stopped and got one when attending the fair.

By DEBBIE BRYCE    For the Idaho State Journal BLACKFOOT — The food court might just be the biggest attraction at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Fairgoers are immediately drawn to the aroma wafting from the food court, located just inside the main gate. With choices ranging from Dutchoven dinners to deep-fried candy bars, the
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State Fair kicks off Saturday

Sep 4th, 2015 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

   Heidi Morris enters her cajeta, a caramel sauce made from unpasteurized goats’ milk, to Jolene Farmer at the check-in for entries for the Eastern Idaho State Fair on Wednesday.

By KENDRA EVENSEN  kevensen@journalnet.com   BLACKFOOT — About 220,000 people will head to Blackfoot in the days ahead for the Eastern Idaho State Fair, which will officially kick off on Saturday and continue through Sept. 12. Manager Brandon Bird noted that the fair, considered to be the longest running annual event in the area, draws
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Eastern Idaho State Fair announces upcoming acts

Jun 11th, 2015 | By

By Journal Staff    BLACKFOOT — Find Your Happy at this year’s Eastern Idaho State Fair. Fair Manager Brandon Bird announces the 2015 encouraging fairgoers to “Find Your Happy” through everything the fair has to offer. A component of this theme is Happy himself, a red-furry mascot who spreads joy wherever he goes. Tickets go
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E. Idaho State Fair turnout is strong

Sep 12th, 2014 | By

   BLACKFOOT — Eastern Idaho State Fair attendance wasn’t record-breaking this year, but officials say it was still one of the highest turnouts they’ve ever had.   Nearly 220,000 people attended the eight-day event in Blackfoot, tying the fair’s second-highest attendance record set in 2009. The only record that tops that was in 2012 when
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Eastern Idaho State Fair announces entertainment lineup

Jun 5th, 2014 | By
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   Children rocket upward in a ride at last year’s Eastern Idaho State Fair.

BY JOURNAL STAFF BLACKFOOT — Eastern Idaho State Fair officials announced this year’s theme — “Feed Your Need For Fun” — and entertainment lineup on Wednesday.   The fair will take place Aug. 30 through Sept. 6 at the EISF grounds in Blackfoot.   This year’s two-night concert package will feature Big & Rich, which
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Eastern Idaho State Fair Takes Home Top Honors for 2013

Jan 14th, 2014 | By
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By Journal Staff BLACKFOOT — The Eastern Idaho State Fair advertising team stole the show at the 123rd annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada recently. They walked away with the national award for winning the 2013 Best Overall Advertising Campaign. Specifically, the EISF took home advertising awards for
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Eastern Idaho fair sets record

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

BY JOURNAL STAFF BLACKFOOT — Despite rainstorms early in the week, Eastern Idaho State Fair Manager Brandon Bird said it was a record year with sold-out grandstand events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   For the first time, both concerts nights sold out.   Chris Young performed on Sept. 5 and 2013 Celebrity Apprentice winner
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Outlaw Catering takes top honors at EISF

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

BY JOURNAL STAFF BLACKFOOT — The Eastern Idaho State Fair officially kicks off in Blackfoot today, and those who attend won’t want to miss out on the tasty foods that will be cooked up and celebrated during the eight-day event themed “It’s A Feeding Frenzy.”   The fair held a special food competition this week
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