Friday, May 25, 2012

Hagerman Fossil Days

Hagerman Idaho Fossil Days


This event is a weekend full of old-fashioned, small-town family fun in the Hagerman Valley. Running Friday, May 27th through Sunday, May 29th in Hagerman, Idaho, Hagerman Fossil Days is a celebration of the Idaho State Fossil, Equus simplicidens, and one of the riches fossil deposits in the State of Idaho.

The Hagerman City Park offers ongoing musical entertainment and dancing, lots of good food, craft vendors and games for children. Each year, Friday night features live entertainment on stage for the whole family. A parade is held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday as well. Other festivities include a carnival, street fair and tours of the Hagerman Paleontology Lab.

Hagerman Fossil Days Event Highlights


Here is the scoop on some of the most interesting events over the weekend:

  • A carnival Friday night with live music

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="411" caption="Equus simplicidens - State Fossil of Idaho"][/caption]

  • Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday

  • The carnival continues on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

  • Parade winners announced at the carnival at 12:30 p.m.

  • National Park Service (NPS) lab tours (various times on Saturday)

  • Live music all afternoon on Saturday

  • Sunday tours of the NPS labs continue

Location and Lodging


Events take place at the Hagerman City Park and State park. Peruse our list of Magic Valley Idaho B&B's to find the right one for your trip.

Visited the Hagerman State Park?


We would love to hear about your prior trips to the park. If you are planning to addend Fossil Days, is there any particular event you are looking forward to attending?

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