Gem State Roundup

2022 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair coming to Pocatello on Saturday

By: - April 14, 2022 4:00 am
Caldwell Park in Pocatello

Caldwell Park in Pocatello is located at on the corner of North Seventh Avenue and East Lewis Street. (Courtesy of the city of Pocatello)

Editor’s note: This brief was updated to reflect the event will now take place indoors due to expected inclement weather.

Nearly 100 businesses and organizations will gather this weekend at the 2022 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair to help Idahoans understand small steps to take at home, work, school, or with transportation options to improve the environment.

The fair, which is free and open to all ages, will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 135 S. Seventh Ave. in Pocatello.  The event was originally planned for Caldwell Park but is being moved indoors to avoid inclement weather conditions.

The event will feature live music, kid-friendly activities, educational presentations, a recycled art contest, upcycled fashion show, information booths and environmentally friendly products for sale. Attendees will also receive a free Idaho baked potato, hot dog or freeze-dried ice cream.

Gates to the festival open at 11 a.m., and the live music and free food will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For information or to view the full schedule of events, go to the fair’s website at

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.