Partnership sought to manage North Terminal at Anchorage airport

Partnership sought to manage North Terminal at Anchorage airport

The North Terminal of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has not received an upgrade since 1993.

Dave Leval
Alaska State Fair train service a go for Labor Day Weekend

Alaska State Fair train service a go for Labor Day Weekend

The Alaska Railroad Corporation says State Fair Trains will operate as scheduled through the holiday weekend.

Budgeting for a day at the Alaska State Fair

Budgeting for a day at the Alaska State Fair

To help you plan your budget, we averaged what it could cost one-person, for a day at the fair.

Megan Mazurek
Suspect in fatal Alaska village shooting charged with murder

Suspect in fatal Alaska village shooting charged with murder

Richard Sears, who was shot and wounded by an Alaska State Trooper, was charged Friday in the death of 61-year-old Samuel Brito.

Associated Press
Two more acts announced for Alaska State Fair

Two more acts announced for Alaska State Fair

California-based band Slightly Stoopid and comedian Jeff Foxworthy will perform at the state fair.

Shayne Nuesca
Crime bills, PFD, nominations still await legislative decisions

Crime bills, PFD, nominations still await legislative decisions

Even as the House sent a budget to the Senate for consideration, the Legislature enters a holiday-shortened week with plenty on its plate.

Steve Quinn
Fukushima-linked isotope levels rise slightly in Bering Sea

Fukushima-linked isotope levels rise slightly in Bering Sea

An increase in Bering Sea levels of a radioactive isotope linked to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster eight years ago doesn’t pose a public health concern, according to scientists monitoring the data.

Federal judge rules against King Cove land swap

Federal judge rules against King Cove land swap

In a victory for environmental groups, a federal judge has struck down a land swap intended to allow construction of a road to the village of King Cove brokered by President Trump’s former Interior secretary.

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.

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. 

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 Digital 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.

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 Digital 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

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
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 Digital 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 Digital 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 Digital 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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