Relocating to Anchorage This Summer? Be Sure to Catch the State Fair in Palmer
by Dan Wolf
on Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 1:30pm.
Moving to Alaska is something many people dream of doing yet never accomplish. If you're among the lucky few who'll be making the big move, you're probably wondering if there are ways to quickly acclimate yourself to Alaskan culture after your arrival. Fortunately, Anchorage is a modern city with much in common with its lower forty-eight counterparts, but everything's just a little bigger in the Last Frontier, including the annual state fair.
In fact, if you and your family are relocating to Anchorage in the near future, the Alaska State Fair in Palmer provides an excellent crash course in all things Alaskan.
Just a short 45 or so minutes from Anchorage proper in the agricultural community of Palmer, the fair runs for 12 days as a way for Alaskans to celebrate life in the Last Frontier as well as say goodbye to summer. You'll not only see the giant cabbages, pumpkins, squash, and other vegetables that the fertile Matanuska Valley is famous for, you'll have the chance to listen to both international and local performances by talented musical artists, explore indigenous arts and crafts, taste local food and beverages, and generally soak in the authentic Alaskan atmosphere no matter if you stay a few hours or several days. Children's activities at the Alaska State Fair are too numerous to count.
This year's fair dates are from August 27 through September 7. Please feel free to contact us for more information on other community celebrations and activities that can give you and your family a unique taste of life in Alaska.