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Mountain Home was once a shipping station for over one million pounds of sheep wool annually. Ranching operations continue, but the town is now better known for the Mountain Home Air Force Base ten miles west of town. Each year, an air show in Mountain Home celebrates Air Force Appreciation Day.

Group tours of the base are available. A two week advance notice is required.

Between Boise and Mountain Home, the four main east-west routes crossing the broad expanse of Idaho, I-84, Hwys US 20/26 and US 30 all combine as a single freeway. Mountain Home is the county seat of Elmore County.

There is also a Mountain Home, North Carolina.

The Stockyard | Elmore Medical Center |
Idaho Counties Elmore County |
Idaho State Parks Bruneau Dunes State Park |

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10/20 Coming to The area
Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
Sun Valley Wellness Festival Ketchum ID May23-27 The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind-body-spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute, our mission is to inspire positive change.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.
The Lavender Merchant Lavender Festival Kuna ID July15-16 Come visit the lavender field in full bloom, pick a bouquet of lavender and experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. Make and take a lavender bottle or paper lavender sachet. Handmade lavender products will be featured. While you are here, visit with other vendors selling their own special products.
Ponderosa Pine Relay Cascade ID July19-20 Distance is 194.89. A shorter sprint race from McCall to Cascade is 62.5 miles. Teams finish at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade.