State Fair announces new concert ticket option, performers

State Fair announces new concert ticket option, performers

On Friday, the Alaska State Fair announced two additional acts performing in the AT&T Concert Series. But, the State Fair also announced a new ticket option for concertgoers. 

Liz Thomas
Jim Gaffigan to perform at 2018 AK State Fair

Jim Gaffigan to perform at 2018 AK State Fair

The Alaska State Fair has named the first performer for the 2018 Concert Series: stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan.

KTVA Web Staff
#ShareIt11: Scenes from the Alaska State Fair

#ShareIt11: Scenes from the Alaska State Fair

Alaskans are out in force enjoying the State Fair. When you go, don't forget to Share It! We want to see your favorite moments and your delectable eats.

Liz Thomas
Alaska State Fair celebrates Alaska Native cultures

Alaska State Fair celebrates Alaska Native cultures

The Alaska State Fair celebrated Alaska's first people on Sunday.

81-pound cabbage wins Alaska State Fair weigh-off

81-pound cabbage wins Alaska State Fair weigh-off

Brian Shunskis' cabbage won first place at the 2017 Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off.

WATCH LIVE: Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off

WATCH LIVE: Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off

Watch the Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off at the Alaska State Fair LIVE on KTVA.com.

KTVA Web Staff
Fair fare for frugal foodies

Fair fare for frugal foodies

We all love to indulge in fair fare during the annual pilgrimage to Palmer for the Alaska State Fair-- but, eating great food doesn't have to break the bank. So, I selflessly took on the challenge of finding great eats for $6 or less-- and I recruit

Liz Thomas
The price of visiting the Alaska State Fair

The price of visiting the Alaska State Fair

How far your dollar goes at the Alaska State Fair.

1231.5-pound gourd wins Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

1231.5-pound gourd wins Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Giant pumpkin lovers were not disappointed on Tuesday at the Alaska State Fair. North Pole resident David ILES took top honors at the Great Pumpkin Weigh-off with a pumpkin that tipped the scales at 1,231.5 pounds. He collected $1000 for the win.

Lauren Maxwell
Healthy eater's guide to the Alaska State Fair

Healthy eater's guide to the Alaska State Fair

Some vendors at the Alaska State Fair are offering delicious fair food -- with half the calories of other choices.

Mary Simton
Alaska clothing companies cash in on State Fair Crowds

Alaska clothing companies cash in on State Fair Crowds

Some people go to the Alaska State Fair for the food and the rides, but for others, shopping is the main attraction

Heather Hintze
Alaskans flock to opening day of the fair

Alaskans flock to opening day of the fair

Opening day at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer drew a slow but steady crowd with overcast skies that didn't seem to damper the fun.

Lauren Maxwell
What's going on at the fair today?

What's going on at the fair today?

A look at some of the events and themes going on each day of the fair.

KTVA Web Staff
A Smoke-Free State Fair

A Smoke-Free State Fair

The State Fair celebrates being one year smoke-free.

Daybreak Staff
10 must-do events at the Alaska State Fair

10 must-do events at the Alaska State Fair

It's that time of year again! As the sun sets on summer, thousands of Alaskans will flock to Palmer to partake in the fun family festivities at the Alaska State Fair. While there's a ton of stuff to do, including concerts from big name bands, we've

KTVA Web Staff
Alaska State Fair announces final 2017 concert lineup

Alaska State Fair announces final 2017 concert lineup

It’s settled. All 12 nights of musical entertainment for the Alaska State Fair 2017 AT&T Concert Series have been announced.Newly announced Thursday were Iggy Azalea, DNCE, Aaron Watson and The Fab Four — The Ultimate Tribute. The State F

State Fair announces Papa Roach replacement band

State Fair announces Papa Roach replacement band

Papa Roach was initially slated to perform at the Alaska State Fair on Friday, August 25, but the band had to cancel after their lead singer underwent surgery on his vocal cords.

KTVA Web Staff
The Hungry Chum: An eater’s guide to the Alaska State Fair

The Hungry Chum: An eater’s guide to the Alaska State Fair

The fair’s website has a list of all the food booths, arranged by trail, so you can navigate your gastronomical adventure. Working from recommendations from longtime fairgoers and following my nose, here are some of my favorites from this year.

Anchorage man sets Alaska State Fair record with 2016 pumpkin

Anchorage man sets Alaska State Fair record with 2016 pumpkin

An Anchorage man has taken top prize for his record-setting pumpkin at the 2016 Alaska State Fair in Palmer.

Head gardener brightens Alaska State Fair with flowers

Head gardener brightens Alaska State Fair with flowers

For more than three decades, Becky Myrvold has been brightening up the Alaska State Fair grounds with flowers.

Garden Report: The art of bonsai at the Alaska State Fair

Garden Report: The art of bonsai at the Alaska State Fair

If you’ve ever been to the Alaska State Fair, then you’ve probably seen the exhibit a time or two. The Cook Inlet Bonsai Study Group has been displaying their bonsai trees at the fair for more than 20 years. Paul Marmora, a long time member of the group, has an extensive collection of his own. […]
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Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Why the Alaska State Fair is going smoke-free

Reality Check w/ John Tracy: Why the Alaska State Fair is going smoke-free

Recently, the Alaska State Fair announced that this year the event is going smoke-free. No tobacco, pot or e-cigarettes will be allowed at the Palmer Fairgrounds. The policy was adopted by fair management with the approval of the Board of Directors. In the interest of total disclosure, I have been on the board for more […]
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Queen-sized quilt covers 80 years of Alaska State Fair History

Queen-sized quilt covers 80 years of Alaska State Fair History

When Ruth Hulbert was a teenager, she worked as a sign painter at the Alaska State Fair. One day it hit her: she wanted to be one of the artists tapped to create the fair’s annual poster.

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