Mark your calendar for the state fair
The Kenai Peninsula Fair takes place Aug. 15-17 in Ninilchik. Admission price is $6 for seniors. Along with the usual exhibits and competitions, there are numerous musical headliner acts, carnival rides, racing pigs and much more. Information is available on the fair’s Facebook page and at http://www.kenaipeninsulafair.org.
This year’s Alaska State Fair in Palmer takes place Aug. 21–Sept. 1. Senior (age 65 and older) admission is $9 weekdays, $10 weekends (discount of $2 if tickets is pre-purchased before Aug. 20). Other pricing packages are available. Events include giant cabbage weigh-off, “Age of the Dinosaurs” exhibit, “Knights of Valour” Jousting Tournament, rodeo, petting zoo, much more. Comprehensive schedule, event descriptions and other information available at http://www.alaskastatefair.org or call 745-4827.
Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair in Kodiak is Aug. 29-31. Livestock, vegetables, flowers, baking, canning, arts and craft contests and exhibits, boot race, calf scramble, hay rides, petting zoo, much more. Visit the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair Facebook page for info and updates or call 487-4440 (message), 539-2453 or 654-2869.