PALMER, Alaska—The Alaska State Fair celebrates 76 years with its opening day August 23 beginning at noon and continues until Labor Day weekend.
The usual fair staples, including rides, concerts, and food, will be at Palmer fairgrounds at mile 40 of the Glenn highway.
This year’s theme is “You’re Gonna Love It,” and there will be more freebies than ever before.
You can access Alaska Native exhibits and performers from all over the state, acrobatic horseman, Cirque-de-Solee style performers and the Bodies exhibit, which will be debuting never before seen elements.
Rock band Creed kicks off the concert series, and the band has a requested a public safety inspection as patrons enter the venue and the inspection will be by same-gender security personal.
The State Fair runs from August 23 to September 3:
Monday – Friday, Noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Labor Day, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Valley Mover will also provide transportation from Anchorage Monday through Friday during the fair dates.
The bus leaves the downtown transit center at 3:00 p.m., the Museum at 3:05 p.m., or the Northway Mall at 3:15 p.m. and then returns at 10:30 p.m. and costs $12.50 round trip.
For more information, visit KTUU’s Alaska State Fair section.
For a daily schedule, visit the State Fair’s website.