For over 75 years, the Alaska State Fair has been a gathering place for all Alaskans, and a “last hurrah” before summer gives way to the long Alaska winter.What started as a celebration for the Mat-Su colonists in 1936 has grown into the state’s largest annual event. Each year, hundreds of thousands of fairgoers enjoyed nightly concerts featuring headline entertainers in the AT&T Concert Series, carnival rides and games, hundreds of food and vendor booths featuring uniquely Alaskan items, tens of thousands of exhibits in categories ranging from quilts and goats, world-famous giant vegetables like 2009’s world record-breaking 127-pound cabbage, and lots of activities and entertainment free with Fair admission. 12 fun-filled days. You're Gonna Love It!

Take your state fair experience to the next level by adding a quick helicopter ride with Heli Alaska, Inc.! Tthis quick but memorable tour is 16-18 minutes long and available any day during the fair! You’ll take off right from the fairgrounds and fly up and around Pioneer Peak.

Getting There

2075 Glenn Hwy
Palmer, AK 99645
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Aug 16 - Sept 2

Alaska State Fair

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