Food, Film, Concert Tickets and More at Fair Annual Meeting

The Alaska State Fair 2011 Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, February 9, 2012 in Raven Hall on the fairgrounds. Voter registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will be called to order at 7 p.m.

All current Fair members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend the meeting. However, please note that only 2011 Fair members who signed up by December 15, 2011 are eligible to vote.

There are lots of fun reasons to attend the upcoming annual meeting:

First dibs on concert tickets. We will be announcing the confirmed entertainers to date for the 2012 AT&T Concert Series – and 2012 Fair members will have the opportunity to reserve tickets right there at the meeting! That’s an entire month before tickets go on sale to the general public on March 9. Not a Fair member? Not a problem – you can sign up as a member at the meeting. Learn about all the benefits of membership on our website.

Food vendor showcase. We’ve invited a select group of potential 2012 food vendors to the annual meeting, where they will be offering tasty samples. Meeting attendees can vote on their favorite and the winning vendor will be offered a booth space at the 2012 Fair! The participating potential vendors and the types of food they make include:

  • Alaska Berry Pops and Salmon Sticks – the name says it all!
  • Alaska Stuft Bananas – selection of banana treats
  • Caribbean Taste – Caribbean cuisine
  • Center of Russian American Friendship and Trade – Russian dishes
  • Pioneer Peak Popovers – desserts made with Alaska Grown produce
  • The Reuben Haus – known for their Reuben sandwiches
  • The Soda Jerk – made-to-order specialty fountain drinks
  • Wicked Goods – variety of crepes

Fair film premiere. This winter we’ve been hard at work with the folks at Alaska Channel putting together a short film using footage and interviews from the 2011 Fair. The film explores how we are striving to truly be “Alaska’s Fair” by encouraging participation by all Alaskans, and the importance of bringing together and sharing the many different people, cultures and talents of our great state.  We’re excited to premiere a short clip of the film at the annual meeting!

Board election. The main order of business at the annual meeting will be the election of four members to the Fair board of directors. A total of 10 candidates, including two incumbents, applied to serve on the Fair board. Learn more about each of the candidates by visiting our website. Fair members will also vote on changes to the articles and bylaws that will allow mail-in and electronic voting. Remember – only 2011 Fair members who signed up by December 15, 2011 are eligible to vote.

Mark your calendar for February 9 and we’ll see you at the annual meeting! Questions or comments? Share your thoughts on the Fair’s Facebook page! Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” the Fair on Facebook and sign up to receive email and mobile updates!

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2012 Fair Members Get First Dibs on Concert Tickets

Want to get first dibs on the hottest concert tickets for the 2012 Alaska State Fair? Then be sure to become a 2012 Fair member. Join today by filling out our online membership form or downloading, completing and returning a hardcopy form.

The opportunity to purchase concert tickets in advance of the general public is just one of the benefits of becoming a Fair member. Annual members also get:

  • Voting privileges at the 2012 annual membership meeting, to be held in February 2013
  • Invitation for two to attend the Director’s Reception, held during the 2012 Fair, including Fair admission and parking to attend the reception

If you become a lifetime member, you’ll also get a lifetime membership pin and a membership card entitling you to a 10 percent discount on selected Fair souvenirs. Plus, while supplies last, new lifetime members will receive Barbara Lavallee’s beautiful Diamond Quilting Bee print, created in celebration of our 75th birthday, for FREE (a $65 value)!

Here are the need-to-know details. To become a member, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a legal resident of the State of Alaska
  • Return a completed membership form and fee; annual memberships are $25 a year and a lifetime membership is $250

Ready to sign up? Just fill out our online membership form or download, complete and return a hardcopy form.

What concert would you be first in line to buy tickets for? Share your thoughts on the Fair’s Facebook page! Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” the Fair on Facebook and sign up to receive email and mobile updates!

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Want to Vote at the Annual Meeting?

!!! Please note that this deadline has passed. !!!

Do you want to vote at the 2011 Alaska State Fair annual meeting? Then be sure to return your completed application and membership fee by the deadline of Thursday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m.

Become a lifetime member by December 15, and you’ll receive one of our beautiful Diamond Quilting Bee prints, created by talented Alaska artist Barbara Lavallee.

Who can become a Fair member? To be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a legal resident of the State of Alaska

Only 2011 Fair members are eligible to vote at the annual meeting, which will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012. There are four seats open on the board, and Fair members will vote to fill them at the meeting. (Interested in applying as a Fair board member? Read more in our previous blog post.)

Please note that becoming a 2011 Fair member only entitles you to vote at the annual meeting in February. To receive benefits at the 2012 Fair, including first dibs on concert tickets, invitations to the Director’s Reception and more, you’ll need to renew your membership for 2012.

How much does it cost? Good question! Annual memberships are just $25 a year and lifetime memberships are $250.

Speaking of lifetime memberships, we have a special offer if you join as a lifetime member by December 15, 2011. When you become a lifetime member by December 15, you’ll receive one of our beautiful Diamond Quilting Bee prints, created by talented Alaska artist Barbara Lavallee in celebration of our 75th birthday, for FREE (a $65 value)! You’ll also receive all of the other lifetime membership benefits (check them out on our website!).

If you’ve already paid for a 2011 annual membership, we’ll credit your $25 annual membership fee toward your lifetime membership fee. To take advantage of this upgrade offer, please call us at 907.745.4827 by the December 15 deadline.

Ready to sign up? Just fill out our online membership form or download, complete and return a hardcopy form. Or to upgrade your annual membership to a lifetime membership, call us at 907.745.4827.

Already a Fair member? Tell us why! Share your thoughts on the Fair’s Facebook page! Want to stay in touch with the Fair? “Like” the Fair on Facebook and sign up to receive email and mobile updates!

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