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Jim Gaffigan Announced as First Act in Fair’s 2018 Concert Series

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan is the first act confirmed for our 2018 Concert Series at the Alaska State Fair! The Grammy-nominated, New York Times best-selling comic will perform two shows on Sunday, September 2 at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. This is the second time that Gaffigan will perform at the Fair. Since his 2015 appearance,...

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Attendance Not Only Measure of Success for 2017 Fair

Sold out concerts, record-breaking fundraiser point to successful year Palmer, Alaska – Attendance numbers aren’t the only measure of success for the 2017 Alaska State Fair, which took place August 24 – September 4 at the fairgrounds in Palmer. Sold out concerts, a record-breaking fundraiser, and increases in advance ticket sales all point toward another successful year for Alaska’s largest annual event. While estimated and paid...

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Fair Annual Meeting This Thursday, February 9

Highlights include board election and door prizes The Alaska State Fair, Inc. will hold its 2017 Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, February 9. The annual meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Raven Hall on the fairgrounds. Interested members of the public are invited to attend, but only Fair lifetime and 2016 annual members are eligible to vote at the meeting. The primary order of business is the election of three members to the...

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Scholarship Awards Triple

Quilt Raffle Helps Triple Fair Scholarship Awards The Alaska State Fair will be able to triple our scholarship awards next year thanks to several successful fundraising efforts including the commemorative quilt raffle that took place during the 2016 Fair. In celebration of our 80th birthday, we raffled off a commemorative Fair quilt, with all proceeds benefiting the Fair scholarship fund. Lorraine Stotts was the lucky winner of the...

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2016 Farm Family of the Year

Congratulations to the Plagerman family of Delta Junction, who has been selected by the Alaska agriculture community as the 2016 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year. The Plagermans will be honored at opening day of the Fair on Thursday, August 25. Scott and Connie Plagerman established Scott Plagerman Farms LLC in 2008. They grow hay and sell it to horse owners, beef, yak and sheep farmers, and the Musk Ox Farm. They also sell...

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All Fair Concert Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for all 12 shows in the Alaska State Fair’s 2016 AT&T Concert Series, including the most recently announced acts – KONGOS with special guest July Talk and Cheech & Chong featuring special guest Shelby Chong! Tickets for these two shows went on sale to the general public today, Friday, June 3, at 6 a.m. KONGOS July Talk Cheech & Chong The rock band of brothers KONGOS, Canadian rockers July Talk and...

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