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BMH at the Eastern Idaho State Fair

August, 31st 2016-This year marks the 114th year of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, attracting more than 230,000 people to Blackfoot. We’re so excited to welcome this amazing event to our area once again, bringing people of all ages from throughout the country to celebrate and learn about Idaho’s rich agricultural history.

As one of the Grand Champion sponsors of the Eastern Idaho State Fair, we’ve committed valuable time and resources to making sure everyone gets the most out of their fair experience. As part of this year’s fair, we will have two conveniently located tents, which can be found on the Fair Map in blue.

Our larger tent, located just outside of the tunnel near the “West Events,” will have a Mothers’ Lounge—a quiet, private, and air-conditioned space for mothers to nurse their babies or pump. Also, in a nearby area, massage therapists from the College of Massage Therapy will be offering free chair massages. After traveling from booth to booth, take a load off your weary feet and receive a free massage that will give you extra energy to get through the rest of your fair day.

Because the Mothers’ Lounge was so popular last year, we wanted to make it even more convenient for nursing moms. As such, another private Mothers’ Lounge tent will be set up near the “Highway Gate” in the eastern area of the fairgrounds. Just look for #3 on the Fair Map.

While you’re having fun at the fair, sometimes accidents do happen. We’d like everyone to know that our dedicated healthcare providers are here for you. Our Emergency Room (ER) is just seconds from the fairgrounds, located at 98 Poplar St. Our fully-staffed ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can also visit our 1st Choice Urgent Care & Family Medicine, located at 1350 Parkway Dr. in the Riverside Plaza in Blackfoot. Patients can be treated with minor emergency and illness needs, such as breaks, sprains, fevers, flu symptoms, minor injuries, stitches, allergic reactions, respiratory illnesses, sinus infections and more.

Hours

Mon. to Thurs.: 8 am to 8 pm

Fri.: 8 am to 6 pm

Sat. & Sun.: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Tel: (208) 782-2410

“Look for our two Mothers’ Lounges—quiet, clean, and comfortable areas for mom and baby.”