Weiser Area Information

Area Information

Weiser, the county seat of Washington County, is a welcoming community of approximately 5000, where “small town” atmosphere still abides, but “full grown” applies to our schools, local economy, and community spirit. Here on Idaho’s west central border, at the confluence of the Weiser and Snake Rivers, you’ll find the relaxed comfort and security of rural living with a healthy infrastructure of local businesses—and “power” shopping and amenities only 70 miles east in Boise. Homes here range from stunning, turn-of-the-century Victorian houses along tree-lined streets to new construction to rural residential homes on acreage for anyone seeking a piece of Treasure Valley’s beautiful countryside.

Weiser is known for its fiddling contests, which were held in Weiser as early as 1914. The present festival—the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest and Festival, which is held every year during the third full week of June—was the idea of Blaine Stubblefield. During this time, Weiser draws nationwide attention and thousands of people to the area. Weiser’s Little Theater and the Onion Skin Players also present live theater production annually.