Eastern Idaho Fair

Trip Start Dec 05, 2012
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Trip End Dec 31, 2015


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Monday, September 2, 2013

We continue to drive east, just in time to stop at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. We were able to attend on one of the first days vs the last day at the Western Idaho State Fair. 

Inside the grandstands you can witness many events throughout the week. During the day we attended the horse races. After every few heats, the Indian relays come in action where most of the attention is drawn. The reason the Indian relays attract so much attention is the way it is put together. The Native tribes have three (3) horses each they then take three (3) laps around the track. However, in order to use every horse each tribe has to do a switch after taking one lap. The action is intense because the man on the horse does not wait until the horse is at a dead halt. The participants in the race actually jump off the horse while horse is slowing down and then run and jump on the next horse. Many times they do fail and get far behind the other teams. There are often when the horse they jump off of can’t slow down and just tramples the rider. This is all done without a saddle! We both thought this was the highlight of the fair.

 At the fair, there are many different kinds of animals that go for ribbons that include: dairy and beef cattle, different types and breeds of horses, sheep, pigs, goats, chicken, and rabbits.

One of the reasons why many people like to go to the fair is because of the food (as you can see from the many pictures). There are many different types of food that come to the fair. Some of these foods are Chinese, Mexican, American, and Indian food. Some of the most popular foods at the fair are the teriyaki bowls, tiger ears, scone nuggets, turkey legs, mammoth burgers, funnel cakes, curly fries, ice cream, and the Dutch oven cooking.
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tendashseven
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After working with federal government employees as a contract officer for so long, I would have thought you had seen enough horses behinds to last a lifetime!

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