Total Eclipse of the Fair

BOISE -- It’s the best eclipse party in Boise and a full day of fun in – then out, then in – the sun! Come experience the solar eclipse at the Total Eclipse of the Fair at KTVB Alcohol-Free Family Day at the Western Idaho Fair on August 21.

Enjoy a discounted one-day admission of $7 when you purchase your tickets between 10 a.m. and noon, or $29 one-day admission plus unlimited ride wristband. Both include:

  • Admission to the Total Eclipse of the Fair from 10 a.m. to noon at the DISH Grandstand
  • Free eclipse glasses (one per person) with the first 2,000 tickets sold
  • Entry in a random drawing for prizes including exclusive seating at the top of the Giant Wheel during eclipse totality, carnival ride wristbands from the Western Idaho Fair, Eclipse Cash scratch tickets from the Idaho Lottery and 2018 Winter Olympic gear from KTVB
  • Entertainment featuring the Idaho Lottery Wooh Crew, Stryker the Dinosaur and more
  • All-day entry at noon to the Western Idaho Fair

The solar eclipse begins at 10:10 a.m. MT. The sky will gradually darken as the moon begins its transit across the sun. At 11:27 a.m., Boise’s peak totality will be reached, lasting about two minutes. The NASA Total Solar Eclipse Interactive Map predicts an eclipse magnitude of 99.63% at the Western Idaho Fairgrounds. Then the sky will gradually lighten again as the moon completes its crossing between the Earth and sun.

The Total Eclipse of the Fair will be in the Western Idaho Fair DISH Grandstand and hosted by KTVB’s Maggie O’Mara, Doug Petcash, and Meteorologist Larry Gebert. Enter the event at the Grandstand Gate. Food and beverage will be available at concessions inside the venue. No outside food or beverage is allowed.

At noon, the gates open for KTVB Family Day at the Western Idaho Fair for carnival rides, games, fair food, animal exhibits and more. Tickets for one-day general admission are $9 per person when purchased after noon on August 21.

See what’s happening at this year’s Western Idaho Fair.



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