Jackie Larson is the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce Office Administrator.
Dear Chamber of Commerce Members,
We all like a county fair, food, fun, animals, flowers and friends; what more could we ask for than the fair. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the old-fashioned mood found at county fairs. Nearly every Idaho County schedules an annual fair, complete with 4H and other exhibits, contests, entertainment, parades, good food and, in many cases, a rodeo. Lots of fun!
Fayre is an archaic spelling of fair, used mostly from the 15th to the 17th century. This spelling is now confusingly used for both fair and fare, the latter in the sense of 'food and drink'. In itself, the word means a gathering of stalls and amusements for public entertainment. The alternate spelling is an old-fashioned affectation and is used in order to remind revellers and participants of medieval fayres and markets. It is mainly used for fairs that are essentially leisure rather than business events like trade fairs. (Wikipedia)
Beginning in the early 1800s, the first agricultural fairs gave rural families an opportunity to see firsthand the latest agricultural techniques, equipment, crops, and livestock. Over the course of the nineteenth century, fairs also incorporated a wide range of educational, recreational, competitive, and social activities into their programs. Within a few short generations, county and state fairs became a quintessential American tradition.
Since the early 1800s, fairs were about much more than education and amusement; they helped guide rural people through an increasingly modern world, whether it was introducing them to new equipment or forms of entertainment. Even today, fairgoers celebrate agricultural achievements and enjoy exhibitions, food carnival rides, entertainment, competitions, and well-known concert performers.
August is our fairs month so I have gathered some information from our county fair websites, about our county fairs that all residents of the counties can participate in or enjoy. This is a great time to connect with neighbor’s, friend’s, family and area residents. Plan on spending some time at the fair and connect with community and enjoy the heritage that has been around for centuries.
Minidoka County - August 1-6 in Minidoka County - Information: (208) 436-9748
The County Fair includes: rodeo, horse shows, free entertainment, food booths, Lions BBQ, lawn mower races, all kinds of fair exhibits, including 4-H/FFA projects of all kinds, 4-H/FFA livestock auction, Old Time Family Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo and Team Sorting, and Open Class exhibits of every description.
Any age can enter items in the Open Class Departments to be judged. For information on entering call (208)436-9748
Cassia County - August 15-20 @ Burley - Information: (208) 678-9150
Welcome to the Cassia County Fair!
The Fair is more than a gathering of rides, animals, and cotton candy. It is one of Cassia County’s most cherished and celebrated events, where new memories are made and old memories are shared.
The Cassia County Fair has been, and still is, a collection of livestock exhibits, carnival rides, farm, garden and other exhibits. These events convey the county’s love of agricultural and home interests and define and unite us as a community.
As our country leaders debate about the debt ceiling and spending plans and what is best for our country. When could be a better time to gather at a county fair with your neighbor, friend, relative, to listen, discuss, the issues that are important to pass on to those who represent us in the government either at the local, state or national level. Richard Stallings former U.S. Representative for Idaho Second District 1985-1993 made this statement that the U.S. would never be able to balance the budget until people were willing to cut their own pet programs dollars to balance the budget.
Make it a point to visit the county fairs this year!
We could not operate our Visitor Center without our wonderful volunteers! They put in countless hours helping the many visitors who come to our Visitor Center. We appreciate all that they do from stuffing brochures, cleaning the office, planting the flowers, anwering the phone and many more things. We do want to put out a large THANK YOU for all that they do.
If you are interested in being a volunteer at the Visitor Center please contact Jackie at 679-4793.
I have to admit I have been stuck in the cycle of spring so long that my
mind is playing tricks on me it can’t be July, can it? Although I am enjoying
the heat, sunshine and now the summer type of weather. I will catch up, because time will not wait
for me and there is so much to do.
services to the community through Customer Service Seminars, Operation Face Lift,
ribbon cuttings, business after hours and the Mark Moorman Regatta Golf
Chamber of Commerce Committee Chaired by Chimene Smith, who did an outstanding
job bringing the area businesses together.
that it made us wonder if it was more about networking than golf. It was so nice to participate in an event
where everyone wins even if they were not the one with the lowest score.
and awarded the Accomplished under Forty from the Idaho Business review. Congratulations to Kae Cameron the Executive
Director of the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce. Ask Kae to tell you about the experience.
spend most of this article on that theme. I like to see a man proud of theplace in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be
proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln
all the benefits for ourselves. Yes Ibelieve that we can utilize what is offered, but to leave some to be utilized
at a later time or by someone else; to be stewards of all that she offers to us.
proud of. I hope that I live so that my place (Mini-Cassia Area) will be proud of me.
which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality. ~Adlai Stevenson
you really are. Freedom means so much to me, and I don’t know what I’d do without it. We, the people of the United States, have many different freedoms,
which people take for granted. Therefore, I will always think about my freedoms, and will try to never take them for granted again.
will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
Superman, "Maxims: Liberty and Equality," 1905
"from." ~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade
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