Palmer Alaska State Fair August 31st, 2017

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Summer is short but sweet in Alaska, and helping bring it to a close each year is the Alaska State Fair. The State Fair is a great place to bring anyone, from your closest friends to your most awkward relatives. The state fair is held in Palmer but the people come from all around the country. Whether you go for your children or because you love it, it is hard to avoid going at least once each year.


Alaska is a big state, with big vegetables and plants to go with it. Don’t miss the seeing the giant cabbage weigh off, Friday the 1st of September. Created in Alaska, the many exhibit halls have an assortment of clever creations from hand turned bowls made of wood to dolls made out of pumpkins and cucumbers. There are also many types of delicious fair foods to be eaten, each with a nutritional value inversely proportional to their price. Cure your itch for motion sickness by going on some of the thrilling rides they have at the fairgrounds. Looking for entertainment? Take a seat and enjoy some of the shows at one of the fairgrounds five stages, or enjoy some of the amazing artists and bands performing concerts such as: Lecrae, Third Eye Blind, The Doobie Brothers and DNCE . If singing and dancing aren’t your thing, take a look at some of the livestock and animals that are being shown, and judged, in the barn.


The Alaska State Fair is a great place to have fun in Palmer. Whether you are looking for a place to take your relatives, wanting to see the award winning vegetables or loose your lunch on some of the amusement rides, there is something for everyone at the fairgrounds. The Alaska State Fair runs from August 24 till September 4 for 2017. Come enjoy the last of summer in the Mat-Su valley.

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