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Fair Seeks Candidates for 3 Open Board Seats

Application Deadline is on March 23 at 4:30 p.m. We are currently seeking for candidates interested in serving on the Board of Directors. The Candidate Application deadline is Monday,...

2020 Exhibitor Guide Now Available

First Two Concerts in 2020 Line-Up

Palmer, Alaska – The Alaska State Fair is pleased to announce the first two acts in the 2020 AT&T Concert Series: traditional country singer Jon Pardi on August 29, and...

Brews and Boos at 2019 Fair Brewfest

Mighty Monster Boo Fest on October 26 Like Halloween? Love great beer? Then don’t miss the Mighty Monster Boo Fest (aka Mighty Matanuska Brewfest) at the Alaska State Fair! The...

Instagram Minecraft Photo and Scavenger Hunt Contest!

You can’t deny that Minecraft has taken the world by storm! Minecraft chests are appearing around the world, and rumor has it, THREE will be on the Alaska State Fair...

Instagram Fortnite Contest!

You can’t deny that Fortnite has taken the world by storm! Llamas are appearing around the world, and rumor has it, one will be on the Alaska State Fair Fairgrounds...

Glenn Highway Improvements Suspended During 2019 Fair

Glenn Highway Improvements Suspended During 2019 Fair Work to be paused August 22 – September 2 for state’s largest event It will be smooth sailing for drivers heading to the...

Alaskans Take Over the Alaska State Fair – Again!

It’s almost Fair Time, and what better way to kick it off than the “Third Annual Alaska State Fair Instagram Takeover?” Talk about #CrazyGood #AKFairFun! What’s a Takeover, you ask?...

St. Pierres of Goosefoot Farm Named 2019 Farm Family

2019 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year St. Pierres of Goosefoot Farm from Fairbanks, Alaska The St. Pierre family of Goosefoot Farm in Fairbanks...

Get Your Tickets for 2017 Fair Concert Series

Tickets for the 2017 AT&T Concert Series at the Alaska State Fair are now on sale to the general public! Who are you going to see? Home Free, Thursday, August...

Nominations sought for the 2019 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year

(Palmer, AK) – The Alaska Division of Agriculture invites the public to submit nominations for the 20th Annual Farm Family of the Year award, which will be presented at the...

Two More 2019 Concerts Announced at Fair Annual Meeting, Members elect three board members

Members also elect three board members at May 15 meeting At the Alaska State Fair 2019 Annual Membership meeting, held at Raven Hall on the fairgrounds last night, we were...

$6,000 Awarded in Fair Scholarships

Fair Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients $6,000 Awarded to Five Alaska High School Students Congratulations to the five high school students selected as recipients of the Alaska State Fair 2019 scholarships!...

Four Acts Join Fair’s 2019 AT&T Concert Series Line-Up

Tickets on sale to general public Friday, April 26, 10 a.m. Four more hot acts recently joined the Alaska State Fair 2019 AT&T Concert Series line-up! Help us give a warm Alaska welcome to the iconic classic...

First 4 Acts in 2019 AT&T Concert Series

Tickets on sale to general public Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. Palmer, Alaska – The Alaska State Fair is pleased to announce the first four acts in the 2019 AT&T Concert...

Closer look at the 2018 Fair

Fair sees increases of 46% in concert sales, 5.7% in gate revenues, 4% in attendance With final numbers in, it was definitively a good year at the 2018 Alaska State...

First look at the 2018 Fair “Good year” for the Fair, initial numbers show

September 7, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE First look at the 2018 Fair “Good year” for the Fair, initial numbers show Palmer, Alaska – Bolstered by lots of sunny days and...

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...

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...

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...

Breakout Rapper Juice WRLD Added to 2018 Fair Concert Line-Up

We’re excited to announce that young breakout rapper Juice WRLD will perform in the Alaska State Fair 2018 AT&T Concert Series line-up at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on Thursday, August...

Two More Acts Join 2018 Fair Concert Line-Up

We’re excited to announce two more acts in the Alaska State Fair 2018 AT&T Concert Series line-up at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre: Jonny Lang on August 29 and Lindsey Stirling...

Three More Acts Join 2018 Fair Concert Line-Up

We’re excited to announce three more acts in the Alaska State Fair 2018 AT&T Concert Series line-up at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre: Stone Sour on August 23, Three Dog Night...

Goo Goo Dolls and Midland Added to Fair 2018 Line-Up

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m. The hits just keep on coming! We are so excited to announce the addition of multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated rock band Goo...

Breakthrough Country Star Luke Combs to Appear at 2018 Fair

Tickets go on sale December 20 at 10 a.m. We are thrilled to announce that breakthrough country star Luke Combs will appear in the Alaska State Fair 2018 AT&T Concert...

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...

Katie Sevigny Returns as Fair Artist

Artwork brings Fair’s theme, “Better Together,” to life Katie Sevigny returns this year for her fourth year as the featured artist for the Alaska State Fair. She continues to accept...

Top 10 Can’t-Miss Things at the 2017 Fair

One of the top questions we get asked is, “What’s new at the Fair this year?!” With that in mind, we’ve compiled our top 10 list of can’t-miss events, features...

Taking Over the Alaska State Fair!

Alaskans are taking over the Alaska State Fair! Well, not literally … This year, for the first time ever, we’ve invited six talented, interesting Alaskans to “take over” the Fair...

Too Hot for Spot

Please Leave the Fur-Goers at Home All of us here at the Alaska State Fair love animals, but a friendly reminder that pets are not allowed on the fairgrounds (with...

Tickets Now On Sale for Full 2017 Fair Concert Series

Tickets are now on sale for the full 2017 AT&T Concert Series at the Alaska State Fair – including tickets to the final four concerts announced last week! Get your...

Fair Announces Final Four Concerts in 2017 Line-Up

Tickets on sale Friday, June 9 It’s been so hard to keep the news quiet, but – after months of hard work – we are thrilled to announce the final...

Take a peek at the 2017 Fair Poster

 The 2017 Alaska State Fair Poster by Katie Sevigny Souvenirs and prints will be available soon.  

New! Food Booth at the Fair

Crepes De Paris Welcome Ghenadie and Marina Trocin, owners of a new food booth at the Alaska State Fair, Crêpes De Paris! Ghenadie and Marina were born and raised in...

Hey, Alaskans 50+, take our survey!

Hey, Alaskans 50+! What type of events would you like to see at the Alaska State Fair on AARP Day, Tuesday, August 29. Give us ideas on something that we’ve...

Fair Elects New Board Member

Fair Annual Meeting Recap Prizes and Election Results Palmer, Alaska – The 2017 Alaska State Fair, Inc. annual membership meeting took place last week at Raven Hall on the fairgrounds,...

McCollums & Pinkelmans – 2017 Farm Family of the Year

(Palmer, AK) – The McCollum and Pinkelman families of Delta Junction have been selected by the Alaska agriculture community as the 2017 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year....

Candlelight Vigil of Hope & Prayer

On Friday, December 9th at 6pm at the Borealis Theatre on the Fairgrounds. Public parking at Purple Gate. A public candelight Vigil of Hope and Prayer for David Grunwald at...

2016 Fair Highlights

The Alaska State Fair celebrated our 80th birthday at the 2016 event, which took place August 25 – September 5 at the fairgrounds in Palmer. Here are some of our...

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...

Call for Candidates Deadline Dec. 15

Fair Seeks Candidates for Two Open Board Seats Application Deadline on December 15 at 4:30 p.m. Palmer, Alaska – Alaska State Fair, Inc. is currently seeking candidates interested in serving...

Brews & Boos at 2016 Brewfest!

Brews and Boos at October 29 Boo Fest! Love beer? Love Halloween? Enjoy both at this year’s Mighty Monster Boo Fest (aka the Mighty Matanuska Brewfest) on Saturday, October 29,...

After-Party with Iron Butterfly

After-Party with Iron Butterfly Monday, August 29 Alaska Glacier Products Tent 8:30pm FREE with Fair admission Iron Butterfly will be rockin’ the after-party immediately following the Monday, August 29 AT&T...

Road Construction Update

Glenn-Parks Project Not Expected to Delay Fair Traffic How will the road construction at the Glenn-Parks Interchange affect traffic to the Alaska State Fair? It’s a question that’s been coming...

Commemorative Quilt Raffle

Quilt Raffle Celebrates Fair 80th Birthday & Raises Money for Scholarship Fund! In celebration of the Alaska State Fair’s 80th birthday, we are raffling off a commemorative Fair quilt, with...

New Stage Dedication

Dena’ – People’s Stage dedication to be held August 27 After years of fundraising, planning and construction, the much-awaited Dena’ – People’s Stage is now completed at the Alaska State...

Sapling & Smolt Soirée

Craft Beer Tasting and Family Fun at KONGOS Pre-Concert Party If you love the outdoors, craft beer, family fun and good music, then you have got to put this event...

After-Party with Tayy

Featuring Alaska hip-hop artist Tayy Tarantino Keep the party going after the G-Eazy concert at an after-party featuring Tayy Tarantino, a hip-hop recording artist and songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska! The...

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...

ASQHA Mat-Su Valley Circuit

Alaska State Quarter Horse Association Mat-Su Valley Circuit Horse Show   Lori M Hackenberger (907)727-4444(c) lorih@mtaonline.net

A Closer Look at the 2016 Fair Poster

Fourth-generation Alaskan and artist Ruth Hulbert designed the 2016 Fair commemorative poster artwork, unofficially titled "The Work of Many Hands." The poster's quilt pattern includes eight squares, representing significant moments...

Save Big at the Carnival

Love the carnival at the Alaska State Fair? Then you are going to love this deal! Golden Wheel Amusements is offering “The Big Deal,” a package of ride tickets, game...

Bee Happy & Win! Sweepstakes

Free Concert Tickets! (Enter Fair Sweepstakes for 12 Chances to Win!) Love music? Like winning? Then be sure to enter the Alaska State Fair Bee Happy and Win Sweepstakes! You’ll...

Final Two Acts Announced!

KONGOS, July Talk and Cheech & Chong Join Fair Concert Series! If good rock music gets your heart pumping, or if you’re in the mood for some irreverent and hilarious...

Alaska Students Receive $4,250 in Fair Scholarships

Five Alaska high school students will head off to college this fall with some extra funds in their bank accounts, thanks to the Alaska State Fair scholarship fund! The students,...

Fair Goes Smoke-Free in 2016

The annual Alaska State Fair is going smoke-free in 2016! The Fair’s new smoke-free policy was adopted earlier this year, and will take effect at the 2016 event, to be...

Emergency Drill at Fairgrounds

Responders Test Skills in Emergency Drill at Fairgrounds If you had visited the Alaska State Fairgrounds earlier this month, you likely would have been shocked to see a school bus...

Fair 2016 Exhibitor Guide Now Available

It’s spring in Alaska, which means it’s time to start planning for your exhibit entry at the 2016 Alaska State Fair! We’ve got all the details in you need in...

First 10 Acts in Fair’s 2016 Concert Series Announced

Love good music? Well then set your alarm clock early for the morning of Friday, April 8 – at 6 a.m. tickets go on sale for the 2016 AT&T Concert...

7 Reasons Not to Miss Our Concert Kick-Off Party with Redhead Express

The first-ever Alaska State Fair Concert Kick-Off Party, featuring Redhead Express, is coming up Saturday, April 2 – and here are seven reasons to make sure it’s on your calendar!...

Fair Annual Meeting: Prizes, Food Samples and Election Results

The 2016 Alaska State Fair, Inc. annual membership meeting took place Thursday, February 11 at Raven Hall on the fairgrounds, with approximately 100 Fair members and interested supporters in attendance....

Fair to Host Annual Meeting, Board Election Feb. 11

The Alaska State Fair, Inc. will hold its 2016 annual membership meeting on Thursday, February 11. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Raven Hall on the fairgrounds....

2016 Line-Up Announced on April 2

2016 Line-Up to be Announced on April 2 at Concert Kick-Off Party. It’s always a good time at the Alaska State Fair Concert Series, so we asked ourselves, “Why shouldn’t...

Fair Brings Home 14 Awards from IAFE Convention

The Alaska State Fair impressed the judges at the 2015 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention, bringing home a total of 14 awards, including five first-place honors. This...

2015 Fair Continues Upward Trend

From attendance and concert ticket sales to exhibit entries and recycling, the Alaska State Fair continued its upward trend this year. The 2015 Fair was held August 27 – September...

MTA invests in WiFi at the Alaska State Fair

MTA is replacing the current WiFi infrastructure at the Alaska State Fair with a more advanced commercial enterprise-grade system that will extend the reach, increase the capacity and improve the...

Everyone invited to 4-H Junior Market Livestock Auction this Saturday

A lot of kids are excited to head for the Alaska State Fair this weekend, but probably none so much as the youth participating in the 4-H Junior Market Livestock...