The annual Alaska State Fair in Palmer is a big deal for most Alaskans, especially those residing in South Central Alaska. Aside from the concert series, food and carnival, there are many family-friendly events and exhibits that your kids shouldn’t miss this year.
- Kids Day: Every year the fair has a Kids Day where children 12 and under get into the fair free! So if you’re trying you figure out how you can afford to bring your big family or some of your kids’ friends with you to the fair, be sure to go on August 26, 2016. From babies to pre-teens, there are events, games and races going on throughout the day at the KTVA 11 News Corral. Get the full schedule for Kids Day here. Also, be sure to check out Two buck Thursday and Family Day as well for additional discounted days for your family. For all discounts available during the fair time check out their website.
- Canine Adventures: If your kid loves dogs, be sure to check out the fair on August 28 for a line-up of doggie demonstrations and shows. From herd dogs to search and rescue dogs, your family is sure to enjoy one or all of these shows at the KTVA 11 News Corral 12:00pm-6: 30pm. For the full schedule and more details click here.
- Petting Zoo at the Barn: This is a must for all kids who go to the fair. The GCI petting zoo is so much fun and educational for everyone who visits it. After visiting the petting zoo and washing your hands, be sure to check out all the other animals in the barn. Stopping at the poultry area and looking at the baby chickens is always a fair-goer favorite. Lastly, while in the barn be sure to check out all the produce and flowers on display. Get your photo with the biggest pumpkin of the year and try to guess its weight before looking.
- MVFCU Kid Zone: This area is all for kids and this year it is set up for Brads World Reptiles. Interact with live reptiles and learn about the amazing animals of the world. This educational space is always fun and entertaining for the whole family. Plus, if it is raining or chilly out, it offers a nice break from the outdoor elements.