What do giant cabbages, carnival rides, and big-name entertainers have in common? They’re all going to be front and center at the 2014 Alaska State Fair!
The 2014 fair promises to be just as good, if not better, than the fairs before it. The fair will feature, of course, record-setting giant vegetables, never-ending food, and great entertainment.
The fair’s 10,000 exhibits will run the gamut, from art to woodworking. There are also contests for every conceivable talent—from the largest cabbage (a community favorite), to goat milking, to cooking the best seafood dish.
The concert line-up will also have something for everyone. KC and the Sunshine Band, Michael W. Smith, Flo Rida, Brett Eldredge, and The All-American Rejects are among the many entertainers set to grace the Alaska State Fair stage. Enjoy the great bands, but remember to refrain from drinking and driving: pick a designated driver ahead of time.
The fair will take place between August 21 and September 1.
When you purchase in advance, admission costs $11 for adults, $7 for youths (ages 6-12), and $7 for seniors (ages 65 and older) Monday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, advance admission costs $13 for adults and $8 for youths and seniors. From Monday through Thursday of the fair, admission is $13 for adults and $9 for youths and seniors. Friday and Saturday’s admission is $15 for adults and $10 for youths and seniors. You can also purchase adult, youth, and senior passes for the entire fair. Tickets for some of the fair’s events are sold separately.
A few things have been added to the state fair since its creation in 1936, but the overall theme stays the same: agriculture, food, family, friends, and a good time for all.
The fair is located in Palmer, an hour north of Anchorage.
We hope you enjoy the Alaska State Fair this year, and for those entering their giant cabbage, good luck!
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