Experience Alaska at the Alaska State Fair
Alaska may be isolated from the rest of the states but that certainly doesn’t mean that it’s a desolate land. There are plenty of exciting, fun activities to take part in, both within the landscape and on a social level. In fact, your Alaska car rentals will never stop running as you race from place to place. But first, check out the Alaska State Fair. This event only lasts for 6 days, from September 7th to 12th.
Not sure what’s at the state fair, or if it’s worth popping by in your Alaska car rentals? Let’s see if we can convince you. This fair has plenty to offer any one who stops by for a visit.
Where and when is the fair?
As mentioned, the fair starts on September 7th. From Monday to Friday, the fair begins at noon and ends at 10 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the festival is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Labor Day, hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The fair takes place on the Glenn Highway at mile 40. To get there, you’ll have to drive your Alaska car rentals about one hour north of Anchorage.
Parking Alaska car rentals at the fair
The fair has four entrance gates in total, all of which have access for your Alaska car rentals in their lots. There are three parking lots in total, at the Purple, Red, and Yellow gates. The Green Gate is only a drop-off and pick-up zone so don’t plan to park your vehicle here. The Green Gate is free to enter.
Parking fees vary depending on whether you’re getting seasonal or daily, or premier or regular parking. The daily parking fee for Alaska car rentals and trucks is $5, while premier daily parking is $25. Seasonal car and truck parking is $25, or $125 for premier. All lots are handicap accessible.
Exhibits at the State Fair
There are plenty of exhibits at the State Fair that range from arts and crafts to agriculture and carpentry. Exhibits include art, canning, crops, clay arts, baked goods, fiber and fleece, quilts, rabbits, sewing, livestock, honey and beekeeping, handwork and needlework, flowers, photography, poultry, woodworking, and spirited beverages and soda.
As you can see, these exhibits and vendors will make sure you are well fed and watered while you walk around to enjoy the creative sides of Alaska. You’ll want to keep your wallet loaded with cash so you don’t miss out on a thing! By the end of the day, your Alaska car rentals will be full of goods.
Cooking contests at the fair
The “Just for Kids” Cookie Contest and Homemade “Fruit or Berry” Pie Contest have already passed in the last few weeks of August, but there are plenty more to come. On September 5th, the Yeast Breads Contest will judge breads with whole grain ingredients based on taste, texture, creativity, and presentation. Prizes include $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd. Entries must be entered between 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., and judging will take place at 7 p.m.
The Cheesecake Contest takes place on September 6th, and accepts either sweet or savory entries. If you’re entering, you must choose between sweet or savory, as only one entry per person is allowed.
As with the Yeast Breads Contest, enter your cheesecake in the contest between 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for judging at 7 p.m. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places are the same as with the Yeast Breads contest. In both contests, all three winners will also be given a ribbon.
Drive to the state fair in style when you reserve your Alaska car rentals with Avis Alaska today.