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Weiser is a small town located in the rural part of western Idaho and is the county seat of Washington County. As of the 2000 census, the population was 5,343 residents. With its mild climate, the citys economy is supported by farms, orchards, and livestock. Weiser, pronounced Weezer, sits at the confluence of the Weiser River and the great Snake River, near the border of Oregon. Weiser bills itself as the Fiddling Capital of the World, and is most famous for The National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest, which has been held in the city every year since 1953. Although fiddling contests were held in Weiser since 1914, the present festival was started by Blaine Stubblefield, a fiddler and folk music collector and head of the citys Chamber of Commerce. The festival is held at the beginning of summer, during the third full week in June. It draws national media coverage and over 7,000 visitors to the town of Weiser. Since the year 2000, the Weiser Fiddle Festival has also become known for the quality clogging that has been performed as part of the festivities. Other attractions include many historic buildings, which are listed on the National Historic Register, including the Union Pacific Train Depot and Pythian Castle.

Weiser Vacation Rentals

Weiser Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
State Street Motel1279 State StWeiser, ID (208) 549-1390
Motel 6275 Ne 12 StOntario, OR15.5 mi.(541) 889-6617
Sleep Inn1221 S E First AveOntario, OR15.5 mi.(541) 881-0007
Best Western Inn Ontario251 Goodfellow StOntario, OR15.6 mi.(541) 889-2600
Holiday Inn - Ontario1249 Tapadera AveOntario, OR15.6 mi.(541) 889-8621
Super 8 Motel266 Goodfellow StOntario, OR15.6 mi.(541) 889-8282
Frontier Motel & R. V. Park240 S SuperiorCambridge, ID26.2 mi.(208) 257-3851

Weiser Weather & Climate

West-central Idaho has a four-season, semi-arid climate with warm summers, cool winters and low humidity. Spring comes earlier and winter later to central Idaho, which is protected from severe weather by nearby mountains and call themselves "banana belts." Eastern Idaho has a more continental climate, with more extreme temperatures; climatic conditions there and elsewhere vary with the elevation. Precipitation averages 13 inches per year in the south and over 30 inches in the north. Much greater accumulations of snow are experienced in the mountains. Much of the central plains of the lower elevations of central Idaho receive less than 10 inches of precipitation annually.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 20°F 1.42 in. -
February 43°F 26°F 1.38 in. -
March 56°F 33°F 1.17 in. -
April 64°F 39°F 0.97 in. -
May 73°F 47°F 0.96 in. -
June 82°F 54°F 0.92 in. -
July 91°F 59°F 0.34 in. -
August 89°F 57°F 0.31 in. -
September 79°F 48°F 0.50 in. -
October 66°F 38°F 0.63 in. -
November 47°F 30°F 1.65 in. -
December 36°F 22°F 1.82 in. -

Weiser Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Caldwell Industrial airport (EUL) located about 45 miles south of Weiser in Caldwell, Idaho, the Nampa Municipal airport (S67) located approximately 51 miles south of Weiser in Nampa, Idaho, the Baker City Municipal airport (BKE) located roughly 57 miles northwest of Weiser in Baker City, Oregon, the Boise Air Terminal airport (BOI) located around 60 miles southeast of Weiser in Boise, Idaho, and finally the Mc Call Municipal airport (MYL) located about 61 miles northeast of Weiser in Mccall, Idaho.

Weiser Attractions

Golf Courses
Rolling Hills Golf CourseWeiserID 
Scotch Pines Golf CoursePayetteID12.7 mi.
Ontario Golf CourseOntarioOR16.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Anthony LakesIsland CityOR91.9 mi.
State Parks
Mann Creek State ParkID10.2 mi. 
Farewell Bend State ParkOR12.9 mi. 
Ontario State ParkOR14.6 mi. 
Warhawk Air MuseumNampaID53.1 mi.(History)
Idaho Black History MuseumBoiseID58.3 mi.(History)
Idaho Military History MuseumBoiseID58.3 mi.(History)

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