Make more memories at your state fair

Tanana Valley State Fair is from Aug. 3-11 in Fairbanks. Senior admission (age 60 and older) is $20 for a Senior Season Pass and $5 for a Senior Daily Pass. Free admission for seniors on Senior Day on Aug. 8. Events include a senior luncheon, pie eating contests, rodeo, performances by Little River Band, Austin Burke, Rose’s Pawn Shop, Dawn McClain, and Marty Brown, Star Wars Costume Contest and much more. For a full schedule of events visit

Kenai Peninsula Fair takes place Aug. 17-19 in Ninilchik. Senior admission is $10 for a three day pass and $5 for a day pass. Along with the usual exhibits and competitions, there are various musical headliners like Hobo Jim, 4th and Main, Grant Farm, Blackwater Railroad Company and other local acts, a performance by Dan the Sword Swallower, carnival rides and much more. Information is available on the fair’s Facebook page and at

This year’s Alaska State Fair takes place Aug. 23-Sept. 4 in Palmer. Senior (age 65 and older) admission is $9 weekdays, $10 weekends (discount of $2 if tickets is pre-purchased before Aug. 22). Other pricing packages are available. Events include musical headliners like Goo Goo Dolls, Lindsey Stirling and Johnny Lang, various local craftsmen and vendors, rodeo, petting zoo and much more. AARP Senior Day is on Aug. 28. The daily schedule includes events like Artists Uncorked – Painting on Canvas, garden tours, the annual Alaska’s Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, fly-tying demo, the Jenski Automotive Mobility Scooter Grand Prix, the Grandparent/Grandchild Look-Alike Contest, and Senior Joke and Storytelling. For more information visit

Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair in Kodiak is Sept. 1 and 2. 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 or for info and updates or call 487-4440 or 942-0270.

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