Jerome County is celebrating their one hundredth year of the incredible County Fair! The 2020 Blue Jeans and Family Dreams dates are August 10-15.

PRCA Rodeos will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the 10th-12th. Gates open at 5:30, rodeos start at 7:30. Monday’s rodeo is Family Night so bring the kiddos to enjoy a lovely night together. 12 year olds and younger get in for free. Tuesday night is the 4H & Teachers Night Rodeo – so all teachers get in for free! Wednesday night is free to First Responders and Veterans and the theme is Tough Enough to Wear Pink. Expect an action packed night including many talented bull riders as they take to the ring.

Enjoy listening to Ned LeDoux perform live at the Jerome Fairgrounds Thursday night. LeDoux is well respected for his high-energy live shows that mix his western roots with rock and roll influence! His special guest is Jesse Dayne and the Sagebrush Drifters. The concert is August 13th at 7 PM.

Joe Mama’s Car Show will take place Friday, August 14th. Walk through the incredible old fashion cars. The carnival will be taking place this year because of COVID.

Lastly, the Mud Drags will begin August 15th at 6:00. There also will be a hypnotist everyday on the free stage at 7PM!

Food and Drink

Make sure to visit Renew, located Jerome to get your coffee fill to stay energized for the day. Renew is a cool coffee shop with lots of seating and things to do! Play pool or enjoy a conversation over delicious tea. Renew has delicious food to order as well as Idaho apparel and accessories. 

El Sombrero is a great local restaurant to get your fill on Mexican food! They are open 11AM-9PM. The salsa is so delicious and perfect on their famous burritos or tacos.

Where to Stay

Our favorite place to stay in Jerome is at the Jerome KOA. This luxury KOA is fully equipped with a pool, dog park, and lodging to suit any needs. Cabin rentals are available as well as RV parking spots or tent camping. They serve breakfast and have options for lunch and dinner. It is a full functioning campground with restrooms and showers. A great hotel to stay in is the Best Western Sawtooth Inn & Suites because it is located right in the city of Jerome.

What to do

Hiking and sight seeing can be done easily from Jerome! Drive to the Snake River Canyon, south of town, to explore waterfalls and the river. Drive north to Shoshone and take a tour through an underground lava tunnel called Shoshone Ice Caves! The caves are filled with feet upon feet of ice even in the summer months, making it a refreshing exploration.

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