Alaska Excursions

Alaska Excursions

A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.

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Photos and stories from the last great race.

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Alaska's state fairs

Brenna Dinkel and her cabbage, which took first prize at the Alaska State Fair.

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Brenna Dinkel and her cabbage, which took first prize at the Alaska State Fair.

Visit all 5 -- Palmer, Haines, Fairbanks, Ninilchik and Kodiak

By far the biggest state in the country, Alaska has state fairs to match. There are five, all during August and September.

Haines

Southeast Alaska State Fair and Bald Eagle Music Festival. Five days in early August. Farm animals, logging activities and a parade. Grounds include buildings used in filming the movie "White Fang."

Fairbanks

Tanana Valley State Fair. Ten days in early August. Alaska's oldest fair. Agricultural exhibits including big vegetables, plus carnival, fireworks, exhibits and music.

Ninilchik

Kenai Peninsula Fair. Third weekend in August. Advertised as "the biggest little fair in Alaska." Rodeo, parade, horse show, livestock and exhibits.

Palmer

Alaska State Fair. Eleven days ending on Labor Day. Giant vegetables (cabbages sometimes weigh more than 100 pounds) from Southcentral Alaska's agricultural hot spot, concerts, 4-H exhibits, arts and crafts.

Kodiak

Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo. Three days ending on Labor Day. Junior and main event rodeos, rodeo queen contest, exhibits and contests in the realm of pie eating and watermelon seed spitting.

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