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Instagram Minecraft Photo and Scavenger Hunt Contest!

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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 Fairgrounds on

Monday 9/1 – First Responders Day!!

Win the Minecraft prize packages!

What’s the Contest? 👀

All you need to do is starting 10am when the gates open for the Fair on Monday 9/1

1. Spot the Alaska State Fair Minecraft Boxes!*

2. Take a photo of the Alaska State Fair Minecraft Boxes and post your photo to your Instagram account with the Hashtag #AKFairMinecraft .

3. Bring the Minecraft box to the Media Center to claim your prize.

DEADLINE FOR PHOTO SUBMISSIONS IS 5PM on 9/1

There will be THREE WINNERS and will receive prizes as they turn in the Minecraft Boxes into the Media Center.

The Prizes!!! 🏆

1st – 3500 Minecraft minecoins, Creeper Plush, Minecraft Untold stories,
2nd – 1500 Minecraft minecoins, Creeper Thow blanket
3rd –  TNT Thow, Minecraft themed socks

The official hashtag of this contest is #AKFairMinecraft You must also follow and tag @officialalaskastatefair to qualify. You can only claim one box per person.

RULES ✏️

You must be either 18 years of age or older to participate on your own or if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult at all times as your search for the Alaska State Fair Minecraft Boxes.

You must be present at the Fairgrounds on Monday 9/1 to participate BUT you do not have to be present to win. Only entries submitted on 9/1 will be accepted between 12noon and 5pm Alaska Time.

Only one box per person. If you win, you are responsible for picking up your prize prior to the end of the Fair and no later than 5pm on 9/1. The prizes will be available at the official Alaska State Fair office in the Marketing Department. Be prepared to show ID and your Instagram account on your smartphone to prove your identity. Only the winner or their parent or guardian is able to pick up the prize and must have verifiable proof of identity or relationship with the prize winner.

Alaska State Fair reserves the right to withhold the prize if in doubt about the validity of the identity of the claimant.

There are no further prizes available for this contest. Participants in this contest accept all responsibility for their own safety.

RESTRICTIONS ✋

Contestants will be instantly disqualified if they:

  • Enter a restricted area of the Fair.
  • Climb on any object at the Fair that is not meant to be climbed.
  • Endanger themselves or others.
  • Behave in a manner that is inappropriate for the Fair.
  • Break any rule of the contest.
  • Uses the contest as an excuse for behaving in any inappropriate manner.
  • Alaska State Fair reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who cheats or otherwise tries to manipulate the contest parameters.

Remember to use the hashtag #AKFairMinecraft when you post your Alaska State Fair Minecraft photo to Instagram. You must also follow and tag @officialalaskastatefair to qualify.

Today is: First Responders Day

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Today is: First Responders Day

Fair Food Guide

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Fair Food Guide

Instagram Fortnite Contest!

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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 on

Wednesday 8/28 – Cosplay Day!!

Win the Fortnite Llama prize package!

What’s the Contest? 👀

All you need to do is starting NOON when the gates open for the Fair on Wednesday 8/29:

1. Spot the Alaska State Fair Fortnite Llama!*

2. Take a photo of the Alaska State Fair Fortnite Llama!

3. Post your photo of the Alaska State Fair Fortnite Llama to your Instagram account with the hashtag #AKFairFortnite and follow and tag @officialalaskastatefair so we can see your entry.

DEADLINE FOR PHOTO SUBMISSIONS IS 5PM on 8/28

At 5:30pm, we will pull THREE WINNERS randomly from the entries we receive.

The Prizes!!! 🏆

1st – Large 10” Pop Llama, Llama piñata filled with goodies and a Fortnite Micro Llama.
2nd – 2 Pops.
3rd  – 1 Pop.

Please Note: The Llama in the Fair Exhibits is NOT the Llama to photograph to participate in this contest.

* The Alaska State Fair Fortnite Llama will be placed in a safe and fully public location that does not require climbing to spot or photograph.

The official hashtag of this contest is #AKFairFortnite. You must also follow and tag @officialalaskastatefair to qualify.

RULES ✏️

You must be either 18 years of age or older to participate on your own or if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by an adult at all times as your search for the Alaska State Fair Fortnite Llama piñata.

You must be present at the Fairgrounds on Wednesday 8/28 to participate BUT you do not have to be present to win. Only entries submitted on 8/28 will be accepted between 12noon and 5pm Alaska Time.

If you win, you are responsible for picking up your prize prior to the end of the Fair and no later than 5pm on 9/3. The prizes will be available at the official Alaska State Fair office in the Marketing Department. Be prepared to show ID and your Instagram account on your smartphone to prove your identity. Only the winner or their parent or guardian is able to pick up the prize and must have verifiable proof of identity or relationship with the prize winner.

Alaska State Fair reserves the right to withhold the prize if in doubt about the validity of the identity of the claimant.

There are no further prizes available for this contest. Participants in this contest accept all responsibility for their own safety.

RESTRICTIONS ✋

Contestants will be instantly disqualified if they:

  • Enter a restricted area of the Fair.
  • Climb on any object at the Fair that is not meant to be climbed.
  • Endanger themselves or others.
  • Try to dislodge or damage the Alaska State Fair Fortnite Llama.
  • Behave in a manner that is inappropriate for the Fair.
  • Break any rule of the contest.
  • Uses the contest as an excuse for behaving in any inappropriate manner.
  • Alaska State Fair reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who cheats or otherwise tries to manipulate the contest parameters.

Remember to use the hashtag #AKFairFortnite when you post your Alaska State Fair Fortnite Llama photo to Instagram. You must also follow and tag @officialalaskastatefair to qualify.

Got a question? Check our FAQ Page

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Fair Info. Maps, Tickets, and more…

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Fair Info. Maps, Tickets, and more…

Public Order Emergency Burn Closure

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Public Order Emergency Burn Closure

As we do each year, we will monitor and adhere to the Emergency Burn Closure which is issued by the State of Alaska Division of Forestry. Fireworks are cancelled.

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Glenn Highway Improvements Suspended During 2019 Fair

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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 Alaska State Fair this year, as the Alaska Department of Transportation will suspend work on Glenn Highway improvements during the run of the 2019 Fair.

To facilitate traffic flow to the largest event in the state, crews will suspend work from August 22 through September 2, resuming on September 3.

During the Fair, drivers can expect both north and southbound lanes to be open. The highway will also be paved, repairs will be complete on the Glenn-Parks interchange, and no detours will be in place.

As always, fairgoers are reminded to:

The Glenn Highway improvement project is important for the Fair and the entire Mat-Su Valley, which is the fastest-growing area of Alaska. Once the improvements are complete, the Glenn Highway corridor will be able to handle 30,000 cars a day.

Glenn Highway improvements include:

  • A four-lane, divided highway fronting the fairgrounds
  • More visibility with wider shoulders and ditches
  • New lighting
  • Dedicated turning lanes into Palmer
  • Accessible pedestrian signals
  • Frontage roads for homes and businesses
  • Bike baths on frontage roads

Additionally, the improvements will eliminate dangerous left-hand turns across the highway, and upgraded signal controllers will communicate with each other, keeping traffic flowing smoothly.

Drive safe and see you at the Fair!

Alaskans Take Over the Alaska State Fair – Again!

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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? Well, Takeovers are popular activities on social networks, especially Instagram, where different people – usually celebrities or well-known personalities – “take over” someone else’s account for a period of time and post their own content.

From August 22 through September 2, experience the sights and sounds of the Fair through the eyes of Alaskans who will share their unique perspectives on the Official Alaska State Fair Instagram Feed.

Follow the hashtag #AKFairFun on Instagram and Twitter to see their posts each day.

So who are our 2019 Alaska State Fair Influencers? We’ll let them introduce themselves!

8/22 Thursday – Energy Day

Don Chon

Day Sponsor: AOGA

Anchorage

I am a Cinematographer/Photographer. I have been taking photos for about 10 years and filming for 5. I do everything from concert recap videos to weddings to commercials and basically anything behind the camera. I post the majority of my content on Instagram, and I have a YouTube Channel where I have a podcast and other pieces of content like vlogging or creative shorts I film shot with either my RED Gemini Cinema Camera or 1DX Mkii or GH5.

INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/don2chon/

8/23 Friday – GCI Kids Day

Nick Hanson

Day Sponsor: GCI

Unalakleet

As a motivational speaker, I have made it my goal in life to reach as many youth as possible with the message – “Know Who You Are”. As a World Eskimo Indian Olympics athlete [competing domestic and internationally] & a 4X Competitor on the TV Show American Ninja Warrior, The Eskimo Ninja has become a household name. After a narrow elimination in 2015 (3 TENTHS OF A SECOND!!), this Inupiaq from Unalakleet, Alaska, has only continued to improve, hitting every qualifying buzzer since, including conquering the 18ft Mega Wall in Season 10! I have also qualified for the Las Vegas finals every year since my first appearance on the show, and have made it to Stage 2 of the finals. But thats not enough. With much larger goals in mind, The Eskimo Ninja hopes to conquer the Ultimate Ninja Goal — conquer Mt. Madoriyama.

INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/eskimoninja/

8/24 Saturday – Club49 Family Day

Jessica Somers – Somers in Alaska

Day Sponsor: Alaska Airlines

North Pole

We are the Somers family – a family of five living in North Pole, Alaska! Small business owners, property managers, and a homeschooling family documenting our life here in Alaska on our YouTube channel SomersInAlaska. We started building our dream Alaskan Farmhouse three years ago and wanted to document the process along the way, all while capturing our family memories. We love sharing tips and helpful information with our viewers who plan to visit or one day move to the amazing state of Alaska!

INSTAGRAM – http://instagram.com/somersinalaska

YOUTUBE – www.youtube.com/somersinalaska

8/25 Sunday – Destination Day

Jess Crow – Crow Creek Designs

Palmer

I am Jess Crow, the owner and operator of Crow Creek Designs located in Palmer! I am a furniture designer and builder specializing in artistic concepts capturing the wilds of Alaska, oceans from around the world, and much more. My work can be seen in local restaurants, as well as across the nation on a smaller scale. I grew up in Fairbanks and moved down to Anchorage when I was a teen; finally calling the Valley home after the births of my three daughters.

INSTAGRAM – http://instagram.com/crowcreekdesigns

8/26 Monday – Wellness Day

Michelle Sparck – ArXotica

Day Sponsor: Southcentral Foundation

Bethel

ArXotica, an amalgam of Arctic and Exotic, is a triplet sister-owned enterprise. We source our own micro-nutrient rich ingredients from the Yukon-Kuskokwim province for a refined skin care line. We work to become a strong brand presence in the beauty industry that has, at its center, social responsibility to the Arctic and conservation of its resources.

INSTAGRAM – http://instagram.com/arxotica

8/27 Tuesday – Senior Day

Laura Sampson – Little House, Big Alaska

Palmer

I’m the baker behind the BBC-featured group, “The Great British Baking Show Bake-Along.” I love to bake in my 1935 Farmhouse in Palmer, Alaska. Thankfully, I have teen boys to help me enjoy all the goodies I create. Besides writing at Little House Big Alaska, my husband and I also own Palmer Folk School. I’m happiest when I’m creating my next in-person or online food event. What will it be next? Tune in and find out!

INSTAGRAM – https:/instagram.com/littlehousebigalaska/

FACEBOOK – http://facebook.com/littlehousebigalaska

8/28 Wednesday – Cosplay Day

Keri Lord – SubZero Heroes Alaska

Anchorage

I’m a local volunteer superhero and princess cosplayer on a mission to make kids smile. In 2018, I organized the all-volunteer superhero and villain group SubZero Heroes Alaska. Teaming up with local businesses, nonprofit and charity groups, we are able to bring “superhero magic” to community events and fundraisers. When not out saving the world, I enjoy crafting, yoga and indulging my inner nerd in comic books and pop culture. I am currently working on a Superhero Storytime program with the Anchorage Library. You can reach me through email at subzeroheroesak@gmail.com or through FaceBook and Instagram under @subzeroheroesak.

INSTAGRAM – http://instagram.com/subzeroheroesak and https://www.instagram.com/farnorthcosplay/

8/29 Thursday – MTA Day

Amy Lynn Grue – Alaskan Mama Vlogger

Day Sponsor: MTA

Eagle River

I’m Amylynn aka Alaskan Mama Vlogger! Lifestyle Content Creator and Influencer on YouTube and Instagram. Also the owner of AK Mama Birth Stories; where I film and document labor and delivery and turn it into cinematic birth films. I am born and raised in Alaska and love sharing the reality of raising five kids in modern day Alaska. My husband and I love sharing our Alaskan adventures, hiking, camping and the everyday joyful chaos as a family of seven in Eagle River Alaska.

INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/alaskanmamavlogger/

YOUTUBE – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxudMVoyqr3nh1Lh8kmPXA?

8/30 Friday – Tech Day

Liz Alaska – @LizAlaskaBeauty

Anchorage

I’m an LA transplant to Alaska, a skincare enthusiast, logging my daily routine, sharing my thoughts, mistakes and reviews. #LizAlaskaLife

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lizalaskabeauty/

8/31 Saturday – Mining Day

Charis Lincoln – Charisma Star 

Day Sponsor: Council of Alaska Producers (CAP) 

North Pole

I’m a beauty and lifestyle vlogger living in North Pole, Alaska. Since 2010, I’ve created makeup transformations and colorful looks on YouTube and Instagram. In 2012, I won the first-ever NYX FACE Awards in Los Angeles, CA. After living in L.A., traveling the world, and working with brands such as Disney, L’Oreal Paris, Nickelodeon, BH Cosmetics, and ABC Family, my husband and I decided to move back home to Alaska and start a family. With the addition of our new baby boy, I continue to create inspiring content and fun for the whole family!

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/charismastar/

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/charismastar

9/1 Sunday – Military Appreciation Day

Adam & Sherri Legg – LeggLife

Day Sponsor: GEICO and GEICO Military

Anchorage

Hi, we’re Adam and Sherri Legg, online creators from Anchorage! One of our core values is to live our lives out loud and on purpose, and we love that we have the opportunity to do that online like never before! Our goal is to create fun, inspiring, family-friendly content that connects with people in encouraging and authentic ways.

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/legglifeak/

YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/legglifeak

9/2 Monday – First Responders Day

Blaze Bell

Anchorage

I’m a Singer, Motivational Speaker, and an Empowerment Coach. I was voted “Best Vocalist” in the 2018 Press Picks for work with the band, Blaze & Eric. I received the 2019 First Lady Volunteer of the Year award for my work with Victims for Justice and STAR. I can be found singing all over Anchorage and playing with my fun kids, Lyric and Jazz.

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/blazebellbliss/