Local businesses in Southern Idaho are the heartbeat of our communities. Mom and pop shops and locally owned locations are scattered across the Magic Valley and while you should support local as often as possible, there’s an extra push happening right now in the Magic Valley. Shop local in August and you not only help your neighbors thrive but you could also win cool prizes.

Southern Idaho Shop Local Campaign

This weekend, the Gooding Chamber of Commerce is starting up their shop local campaign. It runs in conjunction with the Gooding County Fair and is a great opportunity for residents of Gooding and surrounding cities to enjoy the fair entertainment and support local businesses.

Photo by Arthur Franklin on Unsplash
Photo by Arthur Franklin on Unsplash

The Gooding Shop Local Campaign runs from August 13-21, 2022 with a special kick-off event on the 13th at the vendor fair on the IESDB (Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind) lawn at 1450 Main Street. At the vendor fair, you can pick up your charm bracelet, also available at the Valley Wide Country Store and M & W Markets, and your first charm. Then throughout the event, you can gather charms as you support local businesses. Each charm improves your chances of winning a prize.

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Prizes include pickleball gear, a kayak, gift certificates and baskets, and decor.

No purchase is required to get charms to win prizes, but the purpose of the event is to support and shop local, so be a good neighbor and spend some cash.

2022 Gooding County Fair and Rodeo

The Gooding County Fair is August 15-20, 2022 with ‘All American Flair’ as the theme. For details on rodeo events, booths, rides, and food check out the Gooding County website.

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