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2017 IDAHO - September to December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(See also:  2014  -  2010)

Aug 30-Sept 4, 2017  County Fair & Magic Valley Stampede - Twin Falls County, ID


September 1-3, 2017
81st Annual Kamiah BBQ Days
Kamiah, Idaho
In 1936, a group of community minded merchants began to offer a free barbeque dinner as a way of saying thank you to area residents for their patronage. The Kamiah Chamber has carried on the tradition of BBQ Days for more than 70 years, organizing and sponsoring nearly every aspect of the Labor Day weekend event. Today, thousands of residents, former residents, and visitors take part in BBQ Days - and the event continues to grow each year.

September 1-9, 2017  Eastern Idaho State Fair - Blackfoot, Idaho
Attracting over 200,000 visitors, the fair offers agricultural exhibits, free entertainment, carnival, parade, rodeos, and delicious fair foods.  Attendance: 219,000.

September 2-4, 2017  25th Annual Fall Fest
Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Idaho
We have 8 bands playing over 3 days and we’ll be serving up several Regional Wines, Hard Ciders and over 60 Regional Micro Beers on tap! For the kids we’ll have the soda tent where they can mix their own flavors and create wild concoctions. We’ll have arts, crafts and food vendors throughout the village and live music playing all 3 days. The ever-popular souvenir mugs, glasses and steins will be on sale all weekend as well as several other Fall Fest souvenirs.  This is the final weekend of summer operations and the chairlift will be open for sightseeing, hiking and mountain biking at a discounted rate (full day ticket for the price of a single ride ticket).


September 15, 2017
Annual Zoo Brew
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Tautphaus Park Zoo, 5-9pm.  Enjoy an evening at the Zoo when the animals are active and you can taste some delicious brews. Tickets are $30 in advance.

September 16, 2017
89th Annual Idaho Spud Day
Shelley, Idaho
Shelley Idaho Kiwanis Club.  Annual Idaho Spud Day is a country-style gala celebration of the Idaho potato offering fun for visitors of all ages. Events include a parade, music, demolition derby, free baked potato lunch at noon, Dutch oven cook-off, World championship potato picking, and Spud Tug.

September 21-24, 2017  73rd Annual Nez Perce County Fair
Lewiston, Idaho
A Celebration of the special qualities of life in Nez Perce County.  4-H livestock, horticulture, home economics, fine arts, and entertainment. The Nez Perce County Fair presents an opportunity for both young and old to exhibit their special skills and hard work.

October 4-8, 2017 - 21st Annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival
Ketchum & Hailey, Idaho
A cultural heritage festival relating to the history of sheep ranching in Idaho.  Includes - Cooking with Lamb workshop;  For the Love of Lamb;  SheepTales Gathering;  Lamb Feast at the Folklife Fair featuring the Valley's best chefs and restaurants;  Sheepherding Storytelling Lamb Barbecue;  Fiber workshop; Fiber Fest;  A Sheepherder's Ball with the Hhot Club of Cowtown;  Folklife Fair featuring demonstrations, music, dancers, displays, activities, artisans and shops;  Parade, featuring 1,500 sheep down Main St., Ketchum, Idaho.

October 6-7, 2017  25th Annual Harvest Festival Street Fair
Emmett, Idaho
Among the many charms of a rural lifestyle is Harvest Time. This important season marks the rewards of a year of hard work preparing, planting, tending, and more tending.  The reward of months of toil. Harvest is celebrated when the region's crops come in. There is feasting drawn form the crops of the season and a sense of relief, relaxation and lots of social gathering to share in the delights of another year's accomplishment.  Join us again this year for another celebration of our harvest!  This is a FREE event to attend full of wonderful food vendors, arts and craft vendors, and entertainment! Local orchards are available for picking too!

October 6-7, 2017  Oktoberfest - Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Join us in the quaint little village of Lava Hot Springs for a family-friendly Oktoberfest weekend stuffed full of food, activities, and entertainment! You’ll find a Beer Garden featuring seasonal food and drink, Oktoberfest-Dressed Contest, the Punkin Chunkin’ Event, the Crazy Hampster Race, Duck Race Raffle, Costumed 5k & 10k Fun Run/Walk/Bike, Live Music, Inflatables for the Kids, Bingo, and more!

October 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 21-22, 2017  Annual Idaho Gourd Festival - Boise, Idaho
The 2017 Idaho Gourd Festival has been canceled this year.

October 27-November 5, 2017  Dine Out Downtown Boise
Boise, Idaho
The Downtown Boise Association’s annual Restaurant Week(end to Weekend).  Indulge your palate during downtown Boise's Restaurant Week!  Simply choose your favorite participating restaurant or somewhere new throughout the week to enjoy special prix fixe menus. No passes, tickets or coupons are required. We do recommend that you make reservations. Contact the restaurant directly to make reservations.

November 9, 2017  Sippin' in the City - Boise, Idaho
Break out from the everyday tasting, step away from the table and prepare yourself for a different type of tasting. Sip your way through Idaho’s best while tasting sweet and savory bites in the city.  Featuring all Idaho winemakers, tasty treats from Idaho’s coolest culinary artists and original local music.

November 23, 2017 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.

December 10, 2017 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 31, 2017  New Year’s Eve Bubbly Bash - Sun Valley, Idaho
Presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

December 31, 2017  5th Annual Idaho Potato Drop - Boise, Idaho
This New Year’s Eve in Downtown Boise, the Idaho New Year’s Commission & The Idaho Potato Commission, will be hosting the annual Idaho Potato Drop for thousands of spec-taters in front of the Idaho State Capitol.  The Idaho New Year’s Commission hosts a free community New Year’s Eve celebration to ring in the new year with a lasting tradition that puts Idaho on the map as a world destination for New Year’s Eve. With music, fun, fireworks, games and a true VIP experience, this event promotes community and commerce in Idaho while creating awareness for Idaho’s beloved Potato. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to programs helping Idaho’s homeless population. To help raise money for this effort please purchase VIP tickets, t-shirts, sweaters and gear or be a hero and donate at Potato Drop Shop.


2014 IDAHO - September to December 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 18-21, 2014  Sun Valley Harvest Festival
Sun Valley , Idaho
Sun Valley, Idaho will host hundreds of foodies traveling far and wide to enjoy unique recipes, learn from the pros and soak in the atmosphere at the premier food event of the season.  With a sweet spot for locally grown and harvested products, the Festival features everything from herbs and vegetables to wines and spirits regionally produced in Idaho and the Northwest.  The Festival will also highlight Sun Valley's extensive and eclectic restaurant scene of organic cuisine and local culinary delights.


2010 IDAHO - September to December 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 4, 2010  ICHA Wine Tasting & Art Show - Nampa, Idaho
Wine tasting and art show, featuring many of Idaho's exemplary wineries and fabulous artists. Sponsored by the Idaho Cutting Horse Association.




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