Alaskans enjoy hunting, fishing, picking, and butchering, smoking, freezing and preserving food in hundreds of ways. So why not bring it all in one event?
Since 1936, the Alaska State Fair is held in Palmer. The event is organized by families and anyone who loves to cook, entertain and just enjoy Alaskan culture. Hundreds of thousands of people attend the Fair.
Why should I go?
If you’ve been to the Fair in the past, we know in some ways it seems the same every year. Yet, there is a chance for a new experience. After all, have you ever gotten tired of eating? I don’t!
Kidding aside, maybe your kids are old enough to try some rides on their own. Or how about getting to hold and pet a baby goat? There is a lot of fun to be had for all!
For more information about the Alaska state fair, check out their website. For your convenience, we’ve included links to important things to know:
Food and Shopping Guide, Discounts, Concerts, FAQs
How do I get there?
Fair veterans may already have their own only-we-know-routes to avoid traffic and parking bottleneck at the fairgrounds. For newcomers, fairgrounds are located outside of Palmer at mile 40 on the Glenn Highway- specifically 2075 Glenn Hwy. You can check their map for more information.
The fair started on August 23rd and will run until September 3rd, so you still have a chance to get in on the festivities! Monday through Friday, it starts at around 12noon. On Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day it starts at around 10am. The event wraps up at 10pm each day except Labor Day. On Labor Day, the fair is over at 8pm.
Which day should I go?
You can go there every day if you want! But check out the list of events from the official website here and see what interests you the most. There is so much to see and do for everyone that it is impossible to list everything here. So I guess we’ll just have to see you there!!!