Idaho is rural to its core, no matter how many buildings are built in downtown Boise. This is seen by the fact that Idaho is home to two of the biggest rodeos in the country: the Snake River Stampede and the Caldwell Night Rodeo. Summer is definitely rodeo time in the Treasure Valley. Learn how you can enjoy a rural lifestyle in Idaho, no matter where you call home, even if you've never saddled a horse before.
Snake River Stampede
Held in the air-conditionedIdaho Center, one of the finest multi-use indoor facilities in Idaho, the Snake River Stampede is a Treasure Valley classic, dating back to the early 1900’s. Fans experience world-class rodeo action; national stars or up-start winners of the rodeo take home thousands in the 9th biggest rodeo in the country. Events range from the usual bull riding and roping, to new, fun events like horseback shooting and muttin’ bustin’--where kids under 90 pounds ride sheep. Affordable and exciting with rodeo clowns always making the crowd laugh, this rodeo is nightly packed house shows how fun and widespread Idaho rural living is.
Don’t forget that you don’t have to own a farm or ranch to be a cowboy. Property and land for sale in Idaho’s many rural communities near Boise can give you the best of both worlds--still close to everything and with a little breathing room for a horse or whatever else you want. You will be surprised how inexpensive property and land for sale in Idaho really is. Begin by searching for property and land for sale on Idaho’s finest real estate website--buyidahorealestate.com. Narrow the search for the location and land size that you desire.
Caldwell Night Rodeo
Another top twenty, nationally televised rodeo, packed with the world’s best cowboys, the Caldwell Night Rodeo takes place every August. Unlike the Stampede, it takes place outside under the stars, giving rodeo fans a traditional rodeo experience. The rival fan sections of the “rowdies” and “civies” attempt to out cheer each other on each ride, making it fun to stay in the action. Inexpensive general seats allow you to be very close to the action in this cozy arena. And you don’t have to have animals to enjoy rodeo, those of all walks of life enjoy Boise area rodeo.
There are a host of other activities that rural Idahoans enjoy besides rodeo. Be creative in how you take part in Idaho country living. You could own a small place out of town to get away, live on the edge of country and civilization, or get way out of town. You can farm, ranch, have horses, have a big garden, or do whatever else you want. It hardly makes sense to live in Idaho and not enjoy the rural benefits that are inexpensive and widely available. Search property and land for sale today. Get in touch with a Hughes Group agent experienced in helping clients find property and land for sale!