Travel Tuesday: Fall festivites
The chill of fall is in the air, which means Alaska’s busiest travel season is coming to a close. Now it’s time for locals to take in all the fall festivities across the state to celebrate the last few weeks of snow-free fun.
Jesse Carlstrom with Travel Alaska joined Daybreak to give a rundown on several upcoming festivals from Sitka to Fairbanks.
- Alaska Railroad’s HooDoo Choo Choo: (Sept. 26)
Oktoberfest-like beer festival on a train. Runs round trip from Fairbanks to Nenana. $179 per person
- Make it Alaskan Festival: (Oct. 2-4)
Free arts and crafts event in Anchorage that includes live music, food and entertainment.
- Sitka Whalefest: (Nov. 5-8)
Unique science festival includes lectures, marine wildlife cruises, a marine-themed artisan market, music, local foods, art show, interactive student sessions and a fun run/walk. Ticket prices depend on activities.
- Alaska Bald Eagle Festival: (Nov. 9 – 15)
Festival held in Haines to view the largest known gathering (in one place) of bald eagles in the world.
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