State fairs are around the corner

Tanana Valley State Fair is Aug. 2-11 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, Aug. 7. Events include a senior luncheon, pie eating contests, rodeo, cake decorating, Alaska Heritage Day, community wellness events and more. For a full schedule of events visit

The Kenai Peninsula Fair takes place Aug. 16-18 in Ninilchik. Senior admission is $10 for a three Day Pass and $5 for a Day Pass. This year’s theme “Our Favorite Place to Bee!” includes the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs, rodeo, 4H and Auction, food and craft vendors, carnival rides, the chance to meet a mermaid and more. Information is available on the fair’s Facebook page and at

This year’s Alaska State Fair takes place Aug. 22–Sept. 2 in Palmer. Senior (age 65 and older) admission is $9 weekdays, $10 weekends (discount of $2 if tickets are pre-purchased before Aug. 21). Other pricing packages are available. Events include musical headliners, the giant cabbage weigh-off, various local craftsmen and vendors, rodeo, petting zoo and much more.

AARP Senior Day is on Aug. 27 with the classic car show, Senior Joke and Storytelling competition and more. For more information, visit or call 907-745-4827.

Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair in Kodiak is Aug. 31 & Sept. 1. Livestock, vegetables, flowers, baking, canning, arts and crafts contests and exhibits, boot race, calf scramble, hay rides, petting zoo, much more. Visit the Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair Facebook page or for information and updates.