History of the Festival

The God and Country Festival began during a movement organized by western actor Chuck Connors during the sixties to promote our country's founding ideals and faith in God.

Nampa held its first rally back in 1967. When the event moved to the Idaho Center in 2000, the name was changed from "God and Country Rally" to "God and Country Festival."
Here are some of the artists and speakers that have come to this event.
  • 2019 - Seventh Time Down¬† - Maddie Zahm
  • 2018 - Unspoken
  • 2017 - Mac Powell
  • 2016 - Danny Gokey
  • 2015 - Unspoken
  • 2014 - Audio Adrenaline
  • 2013 - Ryan Stevenson
  • 2012 - MIKESCHAIR
  • 2011 - The Afters
  • 2010 - Needtobreathe
  • 2009 - Brandon Heath
  • 2008 - Mark Schultz
  • 2007 - Phillips, Craig and Dean
  • 2006 - Point of Grace
  • 2005 - SONICFLOOD
  • 2004 - Phillips, Craig and Dean
  • 2003 - Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann
  • 2002 - Go for Broke
  • 2001 - Pastor Ed McGlasson
  • 2000 - Pastor Ed McGlasson

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  • Idaho Center Rules

    No food or drink can be brought into the Idaho Center, except for baby food and bottles.

    You can bring opened water bottles to fill in the drinking fountains if you wish.

    No high-back lawn chairs or camping chairs and blankets if you prefer not to sit in the bleachers or the center seating area.

    Sound volume varies throughout the bowl area. We recommend finding a seat where the volume is comfortable for you and your family.

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