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Country Roots & Cowboy Boots - 98th annual Bonner County Fair

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Country Roots and Cowboy Boots
Photo Courtesy of Bonner County Fair and Rodeo

Everything you need to know for the 98th annual Bonner County Fair

By Christian Weaner


With the arrival of summer, the excitement in Bonner County continues to build with anticipation of the 98th annual Bonner County Fair, scheduled for August 13 through 17. This year's theme, "Country Roots & Cowboy Boots," promises to celebrate the rich agricultural heritage and cowboy spirit that define this community event.

A Week of Action-Packed Events

The fair kicks off with the popular Ranch Sorting event on Tuesday, August 13. This exciting competition, free for the public to watch, showcases teams of two on horseback racing against the clock to sort cows in sequential order. It is a display of skill and speed that you will not want to miss.

On Wednesday, August 14, the arena will host the new Xtreme Bronco Riding event, presented by Wood V-X Ranch. This thrilling spectacle features three cowboys taking on one wild horse, followed by a showdown where four locals face off against a single bull. It is an evening guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, so be sure to get your tickets early!

High-Flying Thrills and Country Tunes

Thursday, August 15, brings Octane Addictions, presented by Northern Idaho Powersports LLC. Watch as top dirt bikers from across the nation perform jaw-dropping air stunts and extreme freestyle tricks. This adrenaline-pumping event is perfect for thrill-seekers and families alike.

The excitement continues on Friday, August 16, with the Summer Nights Concert, presented by Umpqua Bank. Although the artist announcement is still under wraps as of press time, expect a headlining country music star with multiple chart-topping hits. This concert is a highlight of the fair, so stay tuned for the big reveal and grab your tickets fast.

A Grand Finale with a Bang

The fair wraps up on Saturday, August 17, with the much-anticipated Demolition Derby, presented by CO-OP Gas & Supply Co. Inc. A fan favorite, this event features cars smashing into each other in a battle of destruction and fire. It is a thrilling conclusion to a week filled with fun and excitement, and tickets sell out quickly every year.

More to Explore

In addition to the main arena events, the fair offers a variety of activities and attractions for all ages. From livestock and creative exhibits showcasing local talents to a bounce house area, petting zoo and fun photo booth, there is something for everyone.

Do not forget to check out the online camping reservation system and vendor applications, which are live now on the fair website. For those looking to support the fair, sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Join the Fun

The Bonner County Fair is more than just an event — it is a celebration of community, tradition and the cowboy spirit that defines the region. With so much to see and do, there is no better place to be this summer. Gather with family and friends, enjoy the entertainment and create lasting memories at the Bonner County Fair.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the main events, visit

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