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Royal tradition returns: Alaska State Fair Queen
Aug16

Royal tradition returns: Alaska State Fair Queen

The very first Alaska State Fair in 1936 featured the crowning of the Fair Queen – and we’re bringing back this royal tradition with a modern twist at the 2018 Fair! Join us at the coronation event on Thursday, August 23, at 7 p.m. on the Colony Stage, where we’ll crown the queen and select other members of the Fair royal court, including two princesses and a cultural ambassador. Fairgoers also have the opportunity to vote for their...

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Alaskans Take Over The Fair for More #AKFairFun
Aug15

Alaskans Take Over The Fair for More #AKFairFun

For the second year in a row, we’ve invited Alaskans to “take over” the Alaska State Fair Instagram account during Fair time. Takeovers are popular on social networks showcasing different people who “take over” someone else’s account for the day. Last year, six Alaskans took over a day at The Fair. This year, we’re featuring 12 Alaskans on our Instagram account, one for each day of the Fair! Experience the Fair through different...

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The Fresh Dozen: 12+ New things
Aug15

The Fresh Dozen: 12+ New things

It’s almost here – the 2018 Alaska State Fair. This year you’ll find all your Fair favorites, but we’ve planned some fun new surprises, too. Here’s a baker’s dozen of things to consider as you plan your trip to the Fair. Check them out and tell us what you think! #AKFairFresh #1 $5 admission to say thank you. To say “thank you” to our First Responders and members of the military, we are offering $5 admission on Military Appreciation...

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Olsons named Farm Family of the Year
Aug02

Olsons named Farm Family of the Year

(Palmer, AK) – The Olson family of Soldotna has been selected by the Alaska agriculture community as the 2018 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year. They will be honored at the Alaska State Fair on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Brian and Laurie Olson operate their farm and winery, Alaska Berries, on the Kenai Peninsula. They moved to Alaska from Montana in 1990 and began farming in 2002. Brian and Laurie both came from...

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