• 23rd Annual Harvest Festival Street Fair

    Friday Oct. 2 - Noon-7pm and Saturday Oct. 3 - 10am-5pm

    FREE to the Public!

    Among the many charms of a rural lifestyle is Harvest Time. This important season marks the rewards of a year of hard work preparing, planting, tending, and more tending. 

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  • Be a part of our mission. Be a sponsor!

    There are plenty of opportunities to sponsor the Gem County Chamber of Commerce's community events and activities. The options are as unique as your reasons for wanting to be a part of our mission:

    "Support and encourage a healthy business

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  • 2015 Orchard Map

    Emmett is known for being The Valley of Plenty.

    Bring the family and visit one of our several orchards; see what our valley has to offer.From fresh cherries to fresh blueberries, there is something that will have the whole family

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  • GCCC Economic Development Foundation annouces their pressence!

    The Gem County Chamber of Commerce Economic Foundation was created to lessen the burdens of local government by acting as the "charitable arm" of the Gem County Chamber of Commerce Inc. by partnering and collaberating with organizations, enterprises, and government

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Freezeout Hill-Emmett,ID

Attempts to enter the Emmett Valley from the southeast end were very limited due to the steep terrain. The early routes went up to Montour and then on to the Boise Basin or the Overland Stage Route west of Emmett. Sometimes it took as many as twelve teams of horses and more than a day to pull a freight wagon up the hill. The story is told of early freighters attempting to come down during a winter nearly freezing to death on top before they could get down the next day. The tough old hill has been known as Freezeout ever since. The winding road to the west of the new grade was constructed in 1919.

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