Caldwell Idaho – Home of the Caldwell Night Rodeo

About Caldwell Idaho:

History:

Caldwell Idaho incorporated in 1890, is the county seat for Canyon County. Caldwell Idaho similar to Nampa Idaho owes its beginnings to the Oregon Short Line Railroad. Robert E Strahorn an officer on the Oregon Short Line Railroad, chose the location where Caldwell was originally platted. Strahorn named Caldwell after his business partner Alexander Caldwell, a former Kansas State Senator.  Caldwell had an estimated population of 53,149 in 2016.

Arts & Culture:

  • College of Idaho founded in Caldwell in 1891 is a private liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1140 students. From 1991 to 2007 the college was also known as Albertson College of Idaho.
  • College of Western Idaho is a public community college serving southwest Idaho. It’s main campus is in Nampa Idaho with satellite campuses in Boise Idaho and Caldwell Idaho. In the 2013 enrollment was 9204.
  • Idaho Wine Country has been producing wine since the 1860’s. The wine regions of Idaho have an average elevation of 1800 feet. Growers utilize open canopies over the vines, drip irrigation, and heavy pruning to ensure the desired yield. Riesling, Chenin blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah are common wines produced in the area.
  • Caldwell FIne Arts located at 2112 Cleveland Blvd Caldwell, Caldwell Fine Arts offers education outreach, theater, concerts, and other performances and exhibits for the Caldwell community.
  • Our Memories Indian Creek Museum located at 1122 Main Street Caldwell, the museum was transferred to the Historical Society in 2005 by it’s founders Dr Archie & Opal Gulley.

Parks & Recreation:

  • Canyon County Fair a 4 day summer event featuring a carnival, concerts, 4-H and FFA exhibits, and much more!
  • Caldwell Night Rodeo “Where the Cowboys are the Stars” Held in mid August the Caldwell Night Rodeo is listed in the top 20 Professional Rodeos and top 5 Large Outdoor Rodeos in the nation.
  • Indian Creek Festival first held in 2003 this annual event offers a Dog Parade, Car Cruise, Cardboard Kayak Race, Bike Rodeo, and much more.
  • Indian Creek Park is 5 acres and includes two  walking trails alongside the creek, as well as a couple of suspension bridges criss crossing the creek. During the Christmas season the area is lit with an amazing light display lighting the entire park and creek area.

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