What are the dates of the 2016 Alaska State Fair?
What are the hours of operation?
What is the price of admission?
Monday – Thursday: $11 adults, $7 youth/senior Friday – Sunday: $13 adults, $8 youth/senior
If you purchase admission after August 24:
Monday – Thursday: $13 adults, $9 youth/senior Friday – Sunday: $15 adults, $10 youth/senior Note: Adults are ages 13 – 64, youth are 6 – 12, senior are 65+.
Are there discount admissions and ride tickets available?
There are several other ways to save:
Park Free! Season Fun Pass Our season pass includes admission all 12 days of the Fair PLUS a general season parking permit. The pass is $60 for adults $40 for seniors or $30 for youth* and is available on the Fair website through August 10.
*Parking is not included with the youth pass.
SHARE 6 TIX Share 6 Tix are transferable and good any day of the Fair.
Save 33% on adult admission! Buy an adult six-pack of daily Fair admissions online by August 24, and save $5 per ticket or a total of $30 compared to Friday – Sunday gate prices.
Adult Share 6 Tix: $60
Save 44% on senior and youth admission! Buy a senior or youth six-pack of daily Fair admissions online by August 24, and save $3 per ticket or a total of $30 compared to Friday – Sunday gate prices.
Senior or Youth Share 6 Tix: $30 (Senior and Youth Share 6 Tix admissions are not valid for Adult admission to the Fair.)
Costco Daily Admission 4-Pack Selling four-pack at Costco through August 24, 2016. Choose from an adult four-pack or a youth/senior four-pack. Prices are $39.99 for adult and $24.99 for youth/ senior. Good any day.
Military Discount Military-discounted daily Fair admission tickets are available on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson at Information Tickets and Travel. $11 adult and $7 youth or senior. Good any day.
Coca-Cola, a division of Odom Corporation Presents Buddy Days
Buddy Days On Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 and 31, from noon – 5 PM, you can:
Save at Fair gates: Pick up a Coca-Cola Buddy Days coupon Beginning August 18th, pick up a Coca-Cola Buddy Days coupon at any Holiday Store (no purchase required). Supplies are limited. Turn in at any Fair gate between noon and 5 p.m. and, with your purchase of an admission ticket at the Fair gate, receive a second ticket of equal or lesser value FREE.
Save at the Carnival: Buy your tickets to ride and your buddy rides FREE from noon – 5 PM on Buddy Days (no coupon required to enjoy Buddy Days at the carnival). Please note that the carnival is operated by Golden Wheel Amusements and not the Fair.
Two-Buck Thursday On opening day, Thursday, August 25, donate two non-perishable food items and get into the Fair for just $2 between 12 PM and 2 PM! Must be through the gate by 2 PM. Kids’ Day Friday, August 26, kids 12 and under attend FREE this day thanks to MTA. We are happy to encourage a donation of two non-perishable food items.
Family Day Saturday, August 27, come have fun while kids 12 and under attend FREE thanks to BP. We are happy to encourage a donation of two non-perishable food items.
Where is the Fair located?
Are pets allowed on the fairgrounds?
How do I get space for a concession or exhibit at the fair?
Is Fair admission included in my Grandstand/Event/Concert ticket?
Can I bring food and drink to the Fair? Are coolers allowed on grounds? Water bottles?
Where are ATMs located?
What if my child and I are separated? Where can I find him or her?
Where are lost items claimed?
The Emergency Services Building is also located on the Green Trail, southwest of the Borealis Theatre, between the ATM and the public restrooms.
All of these buildings are clearly marked on the Fair map, available on the Fair website or in the daily schedule, which may be picked up at the kiosks inside the Fair walk-in gates
Where can I rent strollers or wheelchairs at the Fair?
You can also rent mobility scooters from the Alaska Mobility booth on the Green Trail across from the Borealis Theatre.
Where do I find a daily schedule of Fair events?
On the web? “Like” us on Facebook to get the latest updates and find all the daily schedules under our ”Notes” page or visit our website.
Where can I find contest results and when are they posted?
How do I enter an exhibit?
Is the Fair private property?
Who 'owns' the Fair?
I have questions about the carnival. Who do I contact?
Are there camping sites available during Fairtime?
Daily Car/Truck: $5 Season Car/Truck: $25 Daily Camping R.V.* $15 Season R.V.* $75 Daily Tent: $5 Season Tent $30 Daily Premier: $25 Season Premier: $125 * $10 daily and $50 season additional fee for tow behind car or trailer. See Map
Please note that the camping area does not offer electricity, water or a dump station, and BBQs, open fires and pets are not allowed.
Where can I find information about hotels near the fairgrounds?
Where is handicapped-accessible parking available during the Fair?
What items should I NOT bring to the Fair?
Firearms, knives or weapons of any kind Animals (except for service dogs) Alcoholic beverages Bicycles, scooters, roller blades, roller skates or skateboards Solicitation materials (and please refrain from soliciting or you will be removed from the Fair grounds) We also ask that you please refrain from smoking; including e-cigarettes, inside the fenced common areas of fairgrounds.
I need to pick my tickets up at will call. Where is will call?
Green Gate: To access the Green Gate, turn in by the Purple Gate (gate closest to Palmer) and follow the road paralleling the fairgrounds to the Green Gate. There is a small area to park in for a max of 30 minutes while you pick up your tickets. After you get your tickets, you may continue on to park in the Red Parking Lot or turn and go back onto the Glenn Highway.
Kendall Toyota Borealis Box Office: You’ll find the Kendall Toyota Borealis Box Office on the Green Trail, in front of the Borealis Theatre.
For more information, view the map
Is there internet at the Fair?
Where are the pay phones located at the Fair?
If I need assistance, where can I find security?
I don’t want to drive to the Fair. Are there other transportation options to the fairgrounds?
Fair Train Trains run from Anchorage to the fairgrounds on Friday August 26 – Sunday August 28 & Friday September 2 – Monday September 5. Visit the Alaska Railroad website for complete schedule information.
Round trip fares from Anchorage to the Fair are:
Adults (12 and older): $14 Youth (3-11): $10 Youth (2 & under): FREE To book your Fair Train ticket, call 265-2494 or 1-800-554-0552. All tickets sold are at the round trip rate. Fair admission not included.