While the College of Idaho may be small, with a student body that is usually well under 1,500 students, the influence of the private liberal arts school on the Caldwell area is large. Residents are known to be fervent supporters of the school's athletic teams, officially called the Coyotes, but usually referred to as the 'Yotes. The school has a distinctive curriculum dubbed PEAK, which allows students to graduate in four years with one major and three minors, giving them a leg up in the job market after college. For non-students, the campus is also a very nice place to take a stroll.
The Caldwell Night Ro
The Caldwell Night Rodeo has been an institution in Caldwell in various permutations since the event began in 1935. As the name implies, the bulk of the event takes place after nightfall under floodlights at an arena near the Simplot Stadium. Annually, the event draws roughly 40,000 spectators from the Northwest and beyond featuring some of country's best cowboys and bronco busters doing what they do best. Aside from the main attractions, which include all popular rodeo events, there is a beauty pageant, a beer garden, and a junior rodeo where up and comers compete.
Caldwell Farmer's Mar
Every Wednesday evening during the spring and summer scores of locals flock to the park next to Treasure Valley Community College for the Caldwell Farmer's Market. The market is the best place to get in-season local and organic produce, and shoppers have the satisfaction of knowing that their money goes directly to the farmer. In addition to produce, shoppers can expect to find handmade durable goods like clothing or knives, as well as a variety of baked goods or ready-to-eat foods and cool treats that are sure to please any palate. As an added convenience, the market accepts all major credit and debit cards.