Blackfoot, ID (June 3, 2010) -- With a newly renovated website, its first Facebook and Twitter pages and an improved online ticket ordering system, the Eastern Idaho State Fair has taken its 2010 theme of Rock Around the Stock to the web! The improved electronic experience – all found at www.funatthefair.com – will enable fairgoers to stay connected to the fair year round and -- most importantly -- make online ticket ordering even more convenient.

 

“We have completely re-designed our website to better communicate all the fair has to offer in competitions, entertainment and education,” said Brandon Bird, General Manager of the Eastern Idaho State Fair. “By adding a Facebook page, we can better connect with fairgoers about this year’s entertainment and gain valuable feedback for what we choose for future fairs.”

 

The Eastern Idaho State Fair makes buying nighttime entertainment tickets as easy as ever, through an improved online ticket ordering system. This new system allows fairgoers to buy their tickets, choose their seats, and print their tickets – at home or at work – saving them from waiting in lines to purchase or pick up will-call tickets.

 

All of the new electronic benefits are available at no charge to VIP ALL ACCESS MEMBERS. To become a VIP All Access Member simply register by entering your email address at www.funatthefair.com. VIP All Access Membership benefits include being able to purchase tickets online one week earlier than the general public beginning on June 7 at 8:00 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning June 14th at 8:30. Benefits also include being entered to win weekly ticket giveaways and receiving monthly newsletters.

“Our Fair District covers 16 counties and draws people in from five states. No matter where you are you can make sure to get your nighttime entertainment tickets in the seats you choose,” said Bird.

The 2010 Eastern Idaho State Fair, to be held September 4-11 in Blackfoot, brings to the grandstand some of the biggest names in the business, including Kenny Rogers’ “First 50 Years” Tour with the always popular Oak Ridge Boys opening on Saturday, September 10. Another Rock legend -- Foreigner – will be sure to please on Friday, September 9, with classics like Urgent, Jukebox Hero, and the power ballad Waiting for a Girl Like You.

Again, to order your tickets online, one week earlier than the general public, register for free anytime at www.funatthefair.com and receive a special VIP All Access email link to begin ordering tickets starting June 7 at 8:00 a.m..

Grandstand Nighttime Entertainment schedule is as follows:

Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 11

Professional Bull Riding Championship RMPA Tractor Pull ImPRA Rodeo ImPRA Championship Rodeo

Boost Mobile Freestyle MX Tour Foreigner Kenny Rogers w/ Oak Ridge Boys Demolition Derby

The Eastern Idaho State Fair is a 16 County Fair District that is in its 108th year of operations. Over 200,000 people visit the annual event making it Eastern Idaho’s longest running and largest community event. The mission of the EISF is to provide wholesome, affordable family entertainment and education in an agricultural environment within clean and safe surroundings.