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Page 24 Table of Contents Insider’s Guide Very Special Fair Days Ways to Save Exhibits France Equestrian Grandstand Fair Food Guide Sluicebox Highlights Concerts Contests Schedule Highlights Fair Map

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iNsiDers guiDe Getting to the Fair

The fairgrounds are located just an hour’s drive north of Anchorage at mile 40 on the Glenn Highway. Once at the Fair there are four entrance gates. Three gates, the Purple, Red and Yellow, have parking areas. The fourth, the Green Gate, serves as a drop-off and pick-up zone, and as the depot for the Fair Train. No parking fee is required to access the entrance area to the Green Gate, however there is a 30 minute parking limit. Access is from Inner Springer Road at the north end of the fairgrounds.

Take a Rest

The Family Rest Stop, provided by Alaska Family Services, is a relaxed atmosphere for families with young children. Located in the south end of Raven Hall, it offers a quiet place to breastfeed, change diapers, or simply let the little ones play or rest away from the noise and activity of the Fair. Open during Fair hours.

Parking at the Fair

Accessible parking is available at the Red, Yellow and Purple Lots, which offer the closest entrance to the fairgrounds. Tow-away zones. For pedestrian safety, parking on the Glenn Highway or right-of-way by the fairgrounds is not allowed. These areas will be closed off and clearly marked “no parking.” Any vehicles parked there will be towed.

Parking Fees Daily Car/Truck Season Car/Truck Daily R.V.* Camping R.V.* Season R.V.* Daily Tent Season Tent

Age Adult (13-64 Senior (65+) Youth (6-12)

Mon. - Thurs. and Labor Day $11 $7 $7

Fri. - Sun. $13 $8 $8

There are plenty of ways to save on admission before the Fair. See page 9 for ways to save information.

Fair Dates and Hours

August 25 – september 5 Monday – Friday noon – 10 p.m. Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Labor Day 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Daily Schedules

To find out what’s going on each day of the fair, pick up a schedule at kiosks located just inside Fair walk-in gates. Got a smartphone? Download the Alaska App or QR Code Reader from your app store to upload the daily schedule right to your phone! Schedules include a map of the fairgrounds showing the location of venues as well as first aid, restrooms, security & ATM’s.

Will Call

Pick up all will call tickets at the Green Gate. Turn in by the Purple Gate (gate closest to Palmer) and follow the road paralleling the fairgrounds to the Green Gate. There is a small area to park (30 minute parking limit) while you pick up your tickets. After you get your tickets, you may continue on to park in the Red Parking Lot or turn and go back onto the Glenn Highway. Concert & event tickets may also be picked up at the Borealis Box Office.

$5 $25 $15 $15 $75 $5 $30

Ride the Fair Train

Forget the parking worries and leave the driving to someone else – hop on board the Fair Train for travel to the Fair. Round-trip fares from Anchorage, including admission to the Fair, are:

*$10 additional fee for tow behind car or trailer

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Adults (13-59) Seniors (60+) Children (6-12) Children (5 and under)

$54 $47 $27 $22

train schedule: Trains run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 26 – 28 and September 2 – 4 with two departure and return times on Saturdays. Visit Alaskastatefair.org for complete schedule information. Booking your Fair Train ticket: Call 265-2494 or 1-800-554-0552. All tickets sold are at the round-trip rate and include Fair admission. We ask that you not bring the following items on to Fair property: • Firearms, knives or weapons of any kind • Animals (except service dogs) • Alcoholic beverages • Bicycles, scooters, roller blades, roller skates or skateboards • Solicitation materials • Material distribution • Illegal substances • Also, please refrain from smoking, except in designated areas. See page 46 for locations on the map of the fairgrounds.

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Very sPeCiAl FAir DAys Alaska Communications Presents

$2 Buck Thursday

Experience Alaska Day

Thursday, August 25

Sunday, August 28

Discount at Fair gates – come join us opening day between 12 to 2 p.m. and only pay $2 admission! MtA Presents

Kids’ Day

Friday, August 26

Children 12 and under attend the Fair FREE this day. Events include a meet and greet with Martin Buser and his puppies in the MTA Pioneer Plaza both, kid-themed events like Combs Insurance Agency’s Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot, traditional kids’ games in the Pebble Corral, Frontiersman’s birthday games in the Borealis Plaza Tent, and fireworks! BP Presents

Family Day Saturday, August 27

Have fun and enjoy FREE admission for kids 12 and under thanks to BP. Stop by BP’s Booth in the Pioneer Plaza for great giveaways and prizes! Don’t miss the Smith Cable System’s Greatland Chili Fiesta in the Borealis Plaza Tent. Watch the cowboys tough it out at the Rodeo, then swing to the music of Ken Peltier at the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman’s Rodeo Dance.

Check out Alaska Communications’ Pioneer Plaza Booth. Come watch as three local chefs prepare their best seafood recipes, then sample and vote on your favorite at the Alaska Seafood Throwdown! Afterwards, check out the Legendary Karaoke Final Qualifying round at the Heineken Stage at the Woodlot. And don’t forget to visit the Alaska businesses under the Farm Exhibit eaves. Premera Blue Cross Blue shield of Alaska Presents

Healthy Living Day Monday, August 29

Get your free BMI testing at Premera’s Pioneer Plaza booth and check out the health-related booths under the Farm Exhibit eaves. Participate in the Healthy Living Activities in the Borealis Plaza. Find healthy food choices and walk a little more today!

Every day is special at the Fair – but some are even more so, thanks to our “special day” sponsors!

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Very sPeCiAl FAir DAys Council of Alaska Producers Presents

Senior Day

Mining Day

Wednesday, August 31

Turning 75 in 2011? Get into the Fair FREE any day of the Fair! Seniors gone wild! Bring the grandkids and show them how to really have fun at the Fair. Activities include Senior Stand-Up Comedy, Premera’s Senior, XBox Kinect Fitness Fun and the Rat Pack Revue. Farm Bureau and Palmer soil & Water Conservation District Present

Alaska Grown Day

Saturday, September 3

Celebrate Mining Day! Check out the Council of Alaska’s Plaza Booth and sign up for great prizes! Also enjoy the Fiddle Contest, Son of a Sailor Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band, Fire Batons, and the Denali Alaska Federal Credit Union Tuff Truck Challenge!

Alaska Native Heritage Day

Thursday, September 1

Farm it bigger, grow it bigger in Alaska! Check out the award-winning vegetables and livestock in Farm Exhibits. Watch farmers at work in a video in the Hay Bale Theatre in the Wineck Barn. Test your knowledge of Alaska agriculture in the scavenger hunt. And see if you can tell what veggies are grown in Alaska in the Taste of Alaska Challenge. Walgreens Presents

Sunday, September 4

Be part of the largest celebration of Alaska Native culture ever at the Fair, featuring more than 150 Alaska Native drummers, dancers, artisans, craftspeople, musicians, athletes and actors from all over the state. Other must-do activities include the Rancher’s Reserve Beef Throwdown, the Pioneer Equipment Antique Tractor Pull and Lawn Mower Races, and the final performance by the Kenai Racing Pigs, presented by Horizon Lines of Alaska! Alaska Airlines Presents

Wellness Day

Alaska Airlines Day

Friday, September 2

Check out the Walgreen’s Booth in the Pioneer Plaza for great giveaways and prizes! Test your texting ability with MTA’s Text Messaging Contest.

Monday, September 5

Don’t say goodbye to the Fair until you have had the chance to visit Pioneer Plaza for great deals on Alaska Airlines, watch the Backhoe Rodeo in the Pebble Corral, and see who wins Geico’s Alaska’s Got Talent Finals on the Heineken Stage at the Woodlot.

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Buy discounted daily fair admission online at alaskastatefair.org and print at home. *convenience fees apply.

Save up to $18 on six adult daily admissions. Use any day of the Fair. Order online by August 24 at alaskastatefair.org (convenience fees apply). YOUTH or SENIOR 6 PACK $30

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Adult (13-64)……$11 Youth (6-12) or Sr. (65+)…$7

Adult (13-64)……$13 Youth (6-12) or Sr. (65+)...$8

Costco

Buy your four-pack at Costco August 1–24. Choose either a four-pack of adult or youth/senior (may not be mixed). Prices are $38.99 for adult and $24.99 for youth/senior.

Military Discount

Military-discounted daily Fair admission tickets are available on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Ft. Richardson at the Information Tickets and Travel. $9.75 adult and $6.25 youth or senior. Good any day.

$2 Buck Thursday August 25

Come join us opening day between 12 – 2 p.m. and only pay $2 admission! Tickets purchsed must be used between 12 and 2 pm.

Dr. Pepper Presents Buddy Days

Wednesday and Thursday, August 31 and September 1, noon – 5 p.m. Save at Fair gates: Beginning August 11th, pick up a Dr. Pepper Buddy Days coupon at any Holiday Store (no purchase required). Supplies are limited. Turn in at any Fair gate and, with your purchase of an admission ticket, receive a second ticket of equal or lesser value FREE.

Save at the Carnival: Buy your tickets to ride and your buddy rides FREE from noon – 5 p.m. on Buddy Days (No coupon required to enjoy Buddy Days at the carnival).

Kids Free Admission: Kids Under 12 are free on MTA Kids Day Friday, August 26 and BP Family Day, Saturday August 27.

Turning 75 in 2011? Seniors turning 75 in 2011 get in free every day of the Fair. Bring ID to prove your age and we’ll let you in free!

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NOt tO Miss eVeNts For a full calendar of events at the Fairgrounds, visit alaskastatefair.org smith Cable systems Presents

Greatland Chili Fiesta

Borealis Plaza Tent, Saturday, August 27, 10 am – 5 pm

This is a State ICS sanctioned event, with limited space for non-ICS competitors. Winners in the ICS categories move on to compete at the World Championship Chili Competition. Categories include: Salsa, Grind Chili (non-ICS), Texas Red and Chili Verde. Register early to compete, or stop by and choose your favorite sample for the People’s Choice Award. Alaska seafood Marketing institute and 10th & M seafoods Presents

Alaska Seafood Throwdown

Rancher’s Reserve Beef Throwdown Borealis Plaza Tent, Sunday, September 4th, 10 am – 5 pm

Where’s the Beef? It’s right here! You can see, smell and taste what our three professional chefs are cooking up for you. There will be three rounds with three chefs, all providing their own artistic interpretation. Sample it for yourself and cast your People’s Choice ballot for your favorite. goAnchorage.biz Presents

Borealis Plaza Tent, Sunday, August 28th, 10 am – 5 pm

This professional cooking contest will have you hooked after the first round. The Alaska Seafood Throwdown, where seafood just got better. Jump on in and have a bite of what each of the three chefs from around the state have created, then cast your vote and see who wins each of the three rounds! This event is so good, you will be dreaming about it for days. Recipes will be available online at www.alaskastatefair.org. MAt-su regiONAl MeDiCAl CeNter Presents

Meet & Greet Alaska’s Iditarod Legends

Donlin Creek Raven’s People Tent, Sunday, September 4th, 12 – 5 pm

Come and meet veterans of the world famous Iditarod Trail Race in the Raven’s People Tent on the Office Lawn just inside the Red Gate. Learn about the history of the race, and meet Alaska Native racers who have had a great influence on the race. Pick up an autographed book, have your photo taken in a real Iditarod Sled, and meet some Husky puppies, the next generation of Iditarod athletes.

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Last Frontier Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Borealis Plaza Tent Monday, September 5th, 10 am – 5 pm

The International Dutch Oven Society is a non-profit organization with goals to preserve and promote the skills and art of Dutch Oven cooking. Come join in the fun with Alaska’s one and only IDOS chapter, in the Last Frontier Dutch Oven Cook-off. Whether you’re a “Black Pot” enthusiast or are just drawn to the smells of slow-cooked foods, check out the details at alaskastatefair.org. geiCO Presents

Alaska’s Got Talent Finals Heineken Stage at the Woodlot, Monday, September 5th, 4 – 6 pm

These contestants are the finalists from the Alaska State Fair and participating sister Fairs from around the state. Come and cheer on the best of the best. Finalists are given three minutes to impress and win the hearts of our three celebrity judges, and YOU the audience. Don’t miss the preliminary competition on Saturday, September 3rd from 4-6 pm.

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eXHiBits EXHIBITS FREE WITH FAIR ADMISSION

KID ZONE

Stop by the Hoskins, Irwin, 4-H buildings to see thousands of items ranging from fiber and fleece to baked goods and wood carvings. All animal-related and crops exhibits can be found in Farm Exhibits, including World Record and giant vegetable. Various demonstrations held daily.

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FARM EXHIBITS NOON – 8 PM. Get out the camera, and make some memories with these adorable, pint-sized critters. MilkiNg PArlOr Daily cow and goat milking demonstrations at the Farm Exhibits. FOWl WeAtHer FrieNDs FARM EXHIBITS, NOON – 8 PM. View poultry in a barnyard setting when laying hens and roosters are on display in a large fenced area complete with bird houses.

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Children will once again be amazed at this fantasy world. This year paths wind through the prairie, complete with prairie dogs and buffalo made of plant materials. In addition, Alaska Bird Treatment Center, Juneau E.D.C. Spring Board, and Alaska Museum of Natural History will provide various hands-on exhibits and programming which are sure to excite the kid in everyone! This wondrous exhibit is now open to all Fairgoers and is ADA accessible. A special section remains accessible only to those 4’ and under.

GARDEN TOURS WINECK BARN (NEAR THE RED GATE) DAILY AT 1:30 PM WITH AN ADDITIONAL TOUR AT 11:30 AM ON THE WEEKENDS. Take a break from hectic Fair activities and join a 45-minute walking tour around some of our beautiful gardens. Our Head Gardener will guide you through the gardens while sharing variety names and answering questions you may have about flowers and plants you have seen on the grounds.

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FrANCe eQuestriAN CeNter Just inside the Alaska Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers Yellow Gate Jackpot rodeo

Free with Fair Admission Friday, August 26th, 6 pm A night of Barrel Racing, Team Roping and Breakaway Roping.

Alaska State Fair Rodeo

Saturday & Sunday, August 27 & 28 at 2pm ($12 Adult, $7 Youth) This original Alaska State Fair competition is the biggest and best Rodeo in the State! Watch intense Bull Riding, Double Mugging, Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing and other exciting events. Let’s rodeo Alaska!

Glacier Equestrian Events Summer Circuit III Horse Show

FREE with Fair Admission Glacier Equestrian Events Hunter Classic, Sunday, September 4th Alaska State Fair Jumper Classic, Monday, September 5th

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Kids, 12 and under, get in FREE during BP Family Day Saturday, August 27, at the Alaska State Fair.

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Pirates For Hire

Grandstand Lawn, August 25th – September 5th* Daily at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 Pirates For Hire is a live-action, awardwinning pirate-themed entertainment troupe specializing in action/comedy performances which involve cutlass fighting, pistol firing, and breakaway bottles. After plundering 100 cities across the United States and they are heading for Alaska, BE WARNED! *no 3:00 show on Monday, Sept. 5th Miller geNuiNe DrAFt PreseNts

Alaska Supercross 2011 with Live Concert Featuring Static Cycle

Friday, August 26th 6pm ($30 Adult, $20 Youth) Concert Only ($20 Adult, $10 Youth) This is the same great event you know and love from the Sullivan Arena only bigger, better and more Extreme. Relocating this event to the Alaska State Fair gives us the opportunity bring you more high-flying, bar-banging action from Alaska’s best racers on a full size Supercross track with no limits. This means bigger track, bigger jumps and bigger action for you! Immediately following the show, rock out with a live concert featuring Alaska’s own STATIC CYCLE.Then sit back and enjoy the best seats in the house for the Alaska State Fair’s annual fireworks show. Sign up for this event at aksupercross.com

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Demolition Derby

Saturday, August 27th and Friday, September 2nd, 6 pm ($12 Adult, $7 Youth) Now this is exciting! Crashing, banging and destroying cars... who wouldn’t love that? These drivers are pushing their cars and themselves to the limits for the title of Demo Derby Champion! Come cheer them on during their quest to become the last man (or woman!) standing. Double your fun — Demo Derby # 2 is on Friday Sept. 2 at 6:00 pm. Sign up for this event at xtremeakpromotions.com Miller geNuiNe DrAFt PreseNts

Quad Racing

Saturday August 27th –4 pm ($12 Adult, $7 Youth) Come watch Alaska’s fastest quad racers battle it out on a full-size quad track. It’s about time these guys get a track all their own to show you what they are made of. Be sure to come out and watch Alaska’s first ever Quad Supercross. Sign up for this event at aksupercross.com

Side By Side Racing

Sunday, August 28, 12 pm ($12 Adult, $7 Youth) And you thought those off-road utility vehicles were just for hunting camp… Come cheer these racers on while they prove that side-by-sides aren’t just for campsites anymore! Sign up for this event at xtremeakpromotions.com PiONeer eQuiPMeNt, iNC. PreseNts

Antique Tractor Pull and Lawn Mower Races

Sunday, September 4th, 2pm ($5/Adult, Children 12 and under FREE) These antiques definitely qualify as oldies but goodies. Come watch these antique tractors compete to see who has the most muscle, and cheer them on as they prove they’ve still got it. No State Fair would be complete without the lawnmowers! These are not your average “honey-do list” lawn grooming machines, come cheer on these super modified mowers as they battle it out for the title of King of the (grassy) Hill. Sign up for this event at xtremeakpromotions.com

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Tuff Truck Challenge

Saturday, September 3rd, 2 pm ($12 Adult, $7 Youth) All these participants think their trucks are the toughest, come watch them battle it out to see who truly does have the toughest truck and the most skilled driver in Alaska. Expect dirt and paint to fly! Sign up for this event at xtremeakpromotions.com Miller geNuiNe DrAFt & rOCkstAr PreseNt

Alaska Freestyle Show and Best Whip Contest

Monday September 5th, 2 pm ($12 Adult, $7 Youth) These guys know how to defy gravity on a dirt bike! They will shock and amaze you with their high- flying acrobatic freestyle jumps over a 75-foot gap, doing all the tricks you see on TV. There will also be a Best Whip contest to see who can throw their bike backwards and sideways for a cash prize. This is not a show for the faint of heart! Sign up for this event at aksupercross.com

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FAir FOOD guiDe green trail Food Booths Alaska Elephant Ears

Delicious deep-fried batter, smothered in powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, honey, berries or cream cheese.

Beta Sigma Phi

Serving cotton candy, lollipops and soda for over 50 years at the Alaska State Fair! Log Cabin #6

Big Dipper Concessions

A long-time favorite serving ice cream cones and treats, xangos and hot, crispy corn fritters with honey butter. Fried chicken and chicken wings w/ dipping sauces!

The Boardwalk

Fresh peach pies and peach waffles, plus beer-battered halibut, chicken and fish kabobs. Log Cabin #4

Cajun Cookin’

Jammin’ jambalaya, red beans and rice, file gumbo, deep-fried Cajun pickles and pralines. Log Cabin #2

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Midnight Moon Espresso

Texas BBQ beef, chicken or ribs, hotlinks or hot dogs, and homestyle pies. Log Cabin #3

Coffee, hot and cold espresso drinks, Italian sodas, soft drinks, hot chocolate and good old H2O.

Curly Bob’s

Midnight Sun Lodge

Deep-fried potatoes, onions, zucchini and corn dogs – golden and crispy on the outside, tender and savory inside. Log Cabin #6

Juicy burgers, plump hot dogs, spicy links, and hot, crispy fries. Log Cabin #2

Dean’s Corn Dog Corner

Great orange or root beer floats, wild berry lemonade, fruit and mocha granitas, and hand-dipped Gourmet Ice Cream Bars. New this year chocolate covered bacon!

Juicy burgers, fries and deepfried corndogs. Log Cabin #3

El Perico

Beefed-up carne asada tacos, taquitos and tamales.

Golden Wheel Foods

Bright red candy apples, blue-berried popcorn and pink perfection cotton candy! Log Cabin #2

Original Gourmet Ice Cream Bars

Patty Wagon

Great burgers and Alaska Grown garden fries, plus a fine breakfast menu for early risers. Log Cabin #6

Phyllis’s Café

Husky Burger

Potato Palace

J & L Granny’s Concessions

Traditional Philly cheese steak sandwiches and deep-fried veggies.

Lionel’s Seafood

Famous seafood gumbo and chowder, steamed clams and seafood tacos. Log Cabin #5

Macho Nacho

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North Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, hot-stuffed baked potatoes, zeppole and sweet potato fries and chips. Log Cabin #1

Traditional gyros and honeysoaked baklava. Log Cabin #5

Wild Bill’s Buffalo Burgers

Bison-based burgers, Polish sausage and buffalo chip potatoes. Log Cabin #1

red trail Food Booths Anchorage Scottish Rite Bodies Golden-fried halibut, shrimp, chicken and steak fries, plus ice-cream delights including shakes and cones.

Aunt Linda’s Funnel Cakes

Seafood Alaska

Tasty seafood pitas and the always-popular deep-fried halibut chunks. Log Cabin #3

St. Michael’s Slippery Gulch

Family favorites including sandwiches, chili, soups, and delicious desserts – all created with homemade flavor.

T & T Refreshments

Team Gyros

Corn on the cob, hot dogs, chili dogs, jumbo pretzels, nachos and Italian sodas. Log Cabin #1

Cones filled with shaved ice and topped with a wide variety of yummy flavors. On Green Spur. Great burgers and hot dogs for hungry fairgoers, and a fine breakfast menu for early-goers. Log Cabin #4

Crisp, crunchy corn tortillas dressed up with traditional toppings and either folded with spicy meat or laid flat and spread with frijoles refritos. Also serving fried ice cream. Log Cabin #6

Waheed #81 Oriental Shrine

Bread bowls filled with soup, chili or real seafood chowder, meat-on-a-stick, ice cream, chocolate-dipped bananas, and homemade bread pudding. Log Cabin #4

Hawaiian Shaved Ice

Taco Dan’s

Simple Fair food including corn dogs, hot dogs, caramel apples and cotton candy. Log Cabin #5

Made by hand from an old family recipe, these lacy concoctions come out golden brown and dusted with powdered sugar. On Red Spur.

Becky’s Original Kettle Korn

Puffy, white corn kernels covered with a sweet-salty splash.

Bonanza Mexican Food

Crispy tacos, tender burritos and combo plates prepared from authentic Mexican recipes.

Denali Cream Puffs

Delicate puffs filled with vanilla whipped cream, topped with velvety chocolate or mixed berries.

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FAir FOOD guiDe Dippin Dots

Tiny, party-colored ice cream dots in a variety of flavors to excite the palate. On Red Spur.

Express Yourself

Delicious hot and cold coffees and espressos. On Office Court.

Friar Tucks

Delectable roasted golden sweet corn, saucy zucchini, and Sweeties (sweet potato fries), plus apple spears smothered in caramel.

Glacier Pizza

Savory handcrafted pizzas, plus teriyaki, vegetarian, Caesar and Greek wraps.

Rae’s Gourmet Tamales

Handmade tamales in varieties such as blue corn/jack/jalapeno or sun-dried tomato/feta/ pecan, served with yummy homemade sauces.

Roscoe’s Catfish & Barbecue

Crispy, crunchy flash-fried catfish served with red beans and rice, as well as barbecued meats and sandwiches all prepared by Chef Roscoe.

Salmon Express

Delicious Bristol Bay salmon, grilled and layered into tender cheesy quesadillas. Also serving salads and biscotti.

yellow trail Food Booths

Gobbler’s Grill

A Fair tradition – turkey legs! Also serving piled-high pork sandwiches.

Great Alaskan Food Adventure

Pork chops and chicken on a stick, plus Alaskan gold nuggets (batter-fried cheese curds). Indian Valley Meats Spicy reindeer Polish dogs, buffalo bratwurst, hot dogs, jalapeno cheese dogs and caribou steak sandwiches.

Le Petite Beet – Breads and Beyond

Famous red beet breads with incredible toppings, savory tarts with new flavors daily, and French press coffee and tea.

M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs

Gyros piled high with succulent meat, authentic souvlakia and crunchy churros.

Pristine Products

Oysters, oysters, oysters – and steamed mussels.

Country Boy Bar-B-Q

Soy Oriental Fast Food

Oriental favorites, such as fried rice, mongolian beef, cashew chicken and egg rolls.

Harkey Concessions

Delicious strawberry treats and candy for the chocolate lover, plus an expanded menu featuring gourmet hamburgers and chipstix, and “The Donut Burger”.

Susitna Shorty’s Concessions

Indian tacos, Shorty’s sweeties and cheesecake coney.

Hoop ‘n Hula Milk ‘n Cookies

The Crab Shack

Several varieties of fresh-baked cookies and ice cream cookie sandwiches – plus tall glasses of fresh milk to wash them down. On Miner’s Loop.

Mostly Mediterranean

Kibbi pocket, Tabouli, and Hummus. Thai Steak, Pestarella Sausage, and Tabouli Sandwiches.

Old fashioned slow-cooked barbeque and all the trimmings. Across from the Grandstand lawn

Pastie Shack

Mat-Su Shrine Club

Pioneer Peak Pretzel Co.

Ol’ favorites like ham and cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and chili. Espresso and breakfast available for early birds. At the France Equestrian Center

Purple trail Food Booths

Beef or chicken pasties, lots of sausages and deep-fried halibut nuggets.

Succulent scallops, clams and tasty crab cakes, fresh from Alaska waters. On Miners Loop.

Tres Amigos

Tasty halibut and jerk chicken tacos, Cuban black beans and rice, and savory quesadillas. Vagabond Blues. Vegetarian sandwiches, wraps, soups, freshly squeezed juices, fresh-cooked potato chips and desserts.

Vagabond Blues Coffeehouse

Located north of Vagabond Blues, this espresso café offers cinnamon rolls and whole bean coffee.

Yukon Concessions

Fresh, hand-rolled soft pretzels and a variety of stuffed breadsticks made from scratch.

Delicious treats including almonds, cashews, pecans and peanuts – salted and glazed, fresh off the roaster.

Gobbler’s Grille

Bushes Bunches

The Home of the ORIGINAL

Divine desserts, fresh Alaska Grown veggie packs and ribsticking stew, as well as Valley-fresh local produce. On Miner’s Loop.

BBQ Turkey Legs BBQ Pork Sandwiches e and taste

Red Trail #146

Located next to Raven Hall

Homemade waffle cones piled high with ice cream and topped with hot fudge, caramel or warm fruit.

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Tiny, tasty donuts and ice cream treats.

Perfect popcorn and toppings, fountain sodas, floats, fruit smoothies and chocolate-dipped bananas.

Puffy, white corn kernels covered with a sweet-salty splash. Across from the Grandstand lawn

Cornucopia Cones

Rollin Donuts

BBQ-glazed chicken wings and Alaskan smoked salmon. New England clam chowder and Chicken Parfait.

Kernal Mac’s Popcorn

Becky’s Original Kettle Korn

Great franks, tasty toppings with a good bite, and warm buns. Include chips and sodas for a complete meal.

Mr. Gyro

Ed’s Eats

Com for yourself!

BBQ Pork Ribs

Showing Off Our Legs For Over 20 Years!

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Check out these Special Fair Days $2 Buck Thursday Thursday, August 25

Farm Bureau and Palmer Soil & Water Conservation District presents

MTA presents

Kids’ Day

Friday, August 26

Alaska Grown Day

Children 12 and under attend the Fair FREE this day.

BP presents

Thursday, September 1

Family Day

Check out the award-winning vegetables and livestock in Farm Exhibits.

Have fun and enjoy KIDS’ FREE admission thanks to BP.

Walgreens presents

Saturday, August 27

Alaska State Fair Parade

Saturday, August 27

11 am

Come check out the parade in Downtown Palmer!

Alaska Communications presents

Experience Alaska Day

Wellness Day Friday, September 2

Check out the Walgreen’s Booth in the Pioneer Plaza for great giveaways and prizes!

Council of Alaska Producers presents

Mining Day

Sunday, August 28

Saturday, September 3

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska presents

Alaska’s Native Heritage Day

Check out Alaska Communications’ Pioneer Plaza Booth.

Celebrate Mining Day!

Healthy Living Day

Sunday, September 4

Get your free BMI testing at Premera’s Pioneer Plaza booth.

Alaska Airlines Day

Be part of the largest celebration of Alaska Native culture ever at the Fair.

Monday, August 29

Alaska Airlines presents

Senior Day

Monday, September 5

Wednesday, August 31

Turning 75 in 2011? Get into the Fair FREE everyday!

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Check out the great deals at the Alaska Airlines booth in the Pioneer Plaza.

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MusiC ArOuND tHe grOuNDs FREE with Fair Admission Enjoy great FREE Concerts at the Pioneer Plaza, the Borealis Plaza Tent, the GCI Cable Bluebonnet Stage, the Alyeska Pipeline Colony Stage, and the Heineken Stage at the Woodlot. **FREE with Fair Admission unless otherwise noted

HEINEKEN STAGE AT THE WOODLOT Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis experience! August 26- 28 at 7 pm Family Homestead Hour with Alaska’s Hobo Jim Thurs. - Fri., Aug 25 & 26, Mon. - Fri., Aug, 29 Sept. 2 at 4 pm

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE

Somethin’s always going on at the GCI Cable Bluebonnet Stage – Always free and always entertaining! Enjoy popular music from Bootleg Brown, the Lazy Mountain Girls, Frank Iarossi, Robin Hopper, Lulu Small, Ginger Boatwright & the Sipsey River Band, Doc South & Friends, and many others daily. For exact times and artists, check the daily schedule.

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE

Where free fun abounds! Let us entertain you! Performers such as the 29 Palms Marine Corps Show Band, the Tomodachi Daiko Drummers, the 9th Army Band’s, Cold Fusion, Arctic Rock, Element 47, Just Playin’ Jazz, and Colony Calypso will captivate fairgoers.

Son of a Sailor Jimmy Buffett tribute September 2-4 at 7 pm

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Gary Sloan

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 7:30 PM Playing music for Alaskans since 1965, his original music and performances are legendary. Presented by Alaskan Brewing Co.

Smoking Guns Tour

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 5:30 PM AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 6:30 Catch a rising Nashville star — or two! Jason Thomas and Travis Powell offer a great show with a mix of Country, Rock, and Southern Rock/Progressive music. Jason and Travis both put on an exciting show guaranteed to get you on your feet.

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Ettinger

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 8:30 – 11:30 PM Rock out to the high-energy sounds of a Vancouver-based cover band who takes pride in playing songs as close to the original as possible while still puttting on an exciting and interactive show. Their extensive song list covers everything from rock and country to R & B and rap. Be on the watch for PIRATES joining in the fun after they close down the Jolly Roger Pub.

Kenny Peltier

MONDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 8:00 – 9:30 PM The front man for “The Ken Peltier Band,” Alaska’s premier country band, blending classic rock and blues with their deep country roots. Kenny’s band has played across the state for years, and shared the stage with Blackhawk, Marty Stuart,

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Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Mark Chesnutt, and Emerson Drive – to name a few.

Tom Rigney

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30TH -31ST AND SEPTEMBER 1ST, 8:30 – 11:00 PM The fiery, electrifying violinist/composer, joined forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau, a band that generates enough heat and energy to ignite a dance floor or lift an audience to its feet.

Bill Stevens & The Athabascan Fiddlers

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2:30 PM Help celebrate Alaska Native Day with energetic and authentic fiddling in the traditional Gwich’in style. Catch them again on the Bluebonnet stage at 5:30.

Hobo Jim

SATURDAY AND MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD AND 5TH, 8:30 – 11:30 PM Hobo Jim will headline this year’s Alaska State Fair as usual. Throughout his years of working in Alaska as a commercial fisherman, logger, and cowboy, Hobo has written many songs about his occupations and wilderness lifestyle. Hobo has gathered a multitude of fans across the state of Alaska and beyond. Hobo will also perform from 6:30 to 9 pm on Saturday Sept. 4th. Bring your out-of-state friends and relatives to the Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim, from 4 to 6 pm every weekday on the Heineken Stage at the Woodlot.

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FIREWORKS Friday, August 26th, 10 pm

ALASKANETTE BATON CORPS FLASHING FIRE BATONS Alyeska Pipeline Colony Stage,

Friday and Saturday, August 26th & 27th and September 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 10 pm

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FRED SCHEER’S LUMBERJACK SHOW SBS Woodlot, Daily, 1, 3 & 6 pm

A fun, entertaining show featuring World Champion Lumberjacks you’ve seen on the ESPN Great Outdoor Games… a unique blend of sport, education, history and comedy that guarantees fun for the whole family.

Steve Trash Daily, Around the Grounds Near Pioneer Plaza

KEITH KING BMX STUNT SHOW: Daily, 1, 3, 5 & 7:30 pm

King BMX Stunt Shows amazed the crowds at last year’s Alaska State Fair! Their performances featured high-flying aerial stunts and mind-boggling technical maneuvers executed on the ground and ramps. Their riders have competed at the X Games, Gravity Games and Dew Action Sports Tour. Located at the North end of the fairgrounds.

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“Rockin’ Eco Hero - Steve Trash does amazing sleight of hand magic tricks with trash. He’s traveled the world with his incredible eco-magic tricks for over twenty five years Now he’s coming to Alaska. Don’t miss this award winning, world class, wizard of green magic performing his very special brand of “street magic” just for you.

CIRQUE MAGNIFIQUE Pioneer Plaza, Daily, 2, 4 & 6 pm

You’ll see acrobatics and comedy like you’ve never seen before, including a wild mix of flatland and aerial bicycle skills, amazing martial arts, low wire balancing, and the German Wheel. There’s even a chance for some audience participation in a comedy boxing routine. Bring the family to this actionpacked performance, and meet the artists after the show. Don’t forget your camera!

JEFF MARTIN GCI Cable Bluebonnet Stage, Daily at 12:30, 3:00, & 6:30 pm

Jeff Martin has been performing magic since the age of eight, with a magical ability to make people of ALL ages smile, laugh, giggle and simply marvel at the wonders of comedy magic. Bring the family and enjoy his daily shows.

Turn Your RV Into Cash!

Come see us at the Fair on Miners Loop!

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Kenai Racing Pigs

Pebble Corral, August 29thSept 3rd at 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 with encore performances Sept. 2nd and 3rd at 7:00

Back by popular demand ~ The Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs. We spend the entire summer turning these squealers into screamers, so you can watch from your track-side seat as they come flying around the race track in the Pebble Corral. The only thing funnier then these wild and crazy weaner pigs are their trainers. They run, they jump, they oink, but best of all they race...Emceed by Fables of the West Cowboy, Curly.

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kind on planet Earth! These two amazing entertainers have now joined forces to create a one of a kind show, combining classic and modern circus sideshow stunts, amazing magic & illusions, escapes, western bullwhip tricks, knife throwing, comedy, and audience participation into a one of a kind Thrillshow.

Outback in Alaska

Don Sheldon Events Center Weekdays noon - 9 pm, Weekends 10 am - 9 pm, Labor Day 10 am -7 pm.

Have you ever heard of a “Galah,” “Kookaburra,” or a “Wallaby?” You might not see these creatures unless you travel to Australia, or to Palmer, Alaska. That’s right...Alaska! “Outback in Alaska” is coming to the 2011 Alaska State Fair, with wild birds and animals from “The Land of Oz” including Kangaroos, Cockatoos, and Lories. You can even get up-close and personal with the Parakeets in a walk-through aviary. “Birds Down Under,” a free flight bird show featuring Australian species will take place daily at 1:00, 4:00, 6:00 pm on weekdays and 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 pm on weekends.

Charlie Franks — The Ultimate Elvis Experience! — back by popular demand Heinenken Stage at the Woodlot, August 26th – August 25th, 7:00

Charlie brings Elvis to life on stage, in an interactive performance that gets rave reviews from audiences of all ages. Some have the look, a few have the voice; Charlie has the essence of the King.

Fables of the West Daily, Around the Grounds

Get ready to ride with the biggest little cowboys on the Old West trail! The cowboy comedy act Fables Of The West is one of the most booked touring acts in North America with over 600 fairs in 11 years. You’re sure to get a ‘kick’ from the Fables gang and their trusty steeds, as they make their first appearance at this year’s Alaska State Fair!

Shanghai Acrobats Alyeska Pipeline Colony Stage, Daily, 2, 4 & 7 pm

This uniquely skilled team will shock and awe as they perform extraordinary feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination. Observe as acrobats perform gravity-defying stunts, from chair stacking and plate spinning to delicately balancing fragile items, such as fish bowls and wine glasses, on top of one another. Also including an array of athletic activities, such as hoop diving and acro dance, the Shanghai Acrobats are able to combine the thrill of sports with the performing arts. You don’t want to miss the action!

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AdvancePath Academics presents

Original Synners stars John Shaw and Lady Diabla.

Son of a Sailor, Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band Heinenken Stage at the Woodlot, September 2ndSeptember 4th , 7 pm

SON OF A SAILOR recreates all the magic of a Jimmy Buffett concert, complete with audience participation and all the energy that goes with it! So dig out those Hawaiian shirts and flip flops out of the closet, and get ready to take a trip to “Margaritaville” with the most entertaining show this side of the Florida Keys.

Borealis Plaza Tent Wild West Show, daily through September 3rd, 6pm Stunt Show Spectacular*, daily through September 3rd**, 9pm *There is a $5 fee for the Stunt Show Spectacular **No 9 pm show on Saturday, August 27th. Come join John Shaw and Lady Diabla in the only show of its

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eNtertAiNMeNt “RAVEN’S PEOPLE: CELEBRATING ALASKA’S NATIVE CULTURES” PROGRAM Donlin Creek Raven’s People Tent and Around the Grounds, Daily

The program brings together more than 150 Alaska Native drummers, dancers, artisans, craftspeople, musicians, athletes and actors from all over the state. Program highlights include: traditional Alaska Native dance, bead-working, storytelling, rural artists displaying their work, musicians and performers, as well as workshops and demonstrations.

Festival of New Plays. “Cauyaqa Nauwa?: Where Is My Drum?” is his first “musical/ opera,” co-written with Stephan Blanchett of the esteemed Yup’ik group Pamyua, is in development. His play “Raven’s Radio Hour” will be featured at the 2011 Alaska State Fair as part of “Raven’s People: Celebrating Alaska Native Cultures” program. FLYING WILD ALASKA Meet the Tweto family of “Flying Wild Alaska.” Come meet the talent behind the popular Discovery Channel’s “Flying Wild Alaska” show. Unalakleet’s own Ayla and Ariel Tweto will be at the Alaska State Fair to answer questions and sign autographs. Era Alaska’s pilots Luke Hendrickson and John Ponts will join them to talk about the joys and challenges of flying in Bush Alaska. What most people see as

Fun For Over 21 Alaska State Fair Wine Bar & Art House

RAVEN’S RADIO HOUR with Jack Dalton

Saturday & Sunday, September 4th, 6 pm and Monday, September 5, 3 pm

Rooted in Naparyarmiut (Hooper Bay), born in Bethel and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Jack Dalton has grown up as an ambassador between two worlds, his Yup’ik Inuit and European heritages. A professional storyteller, actor, writer and teacher, Jack has been honored by the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education as a Distinguished Dignitary. His play, Time Immemorial, premiered in April 2009, and was selected as part of The Autry National Center’s Native Voices

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Colony Theater. Open from noon until closing with a fine selection of wine, light fare, local and great atmosphere, the Art House Wine Bar gets grand champion at the State Fair. Located near the red gate in the Colony Bldg.

Oasis Beer Garden Open Noon-10 pm: Thursday, August 25th – Monday, September 5th

The only thing better than sunshine at the Fair, is having a beer in the sunshine at the Fair. While the kids are on the rides, sit down, relax and enjoy a brew in the sun at the Oasis, (next to the Carnival Midway). Open from noon to 10 pm every day.

adventure is just everyday work to these guys. Getting the job done, one day at a time, is what they do - and do it well.

NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS DEMONSTRATION Pebble Corral, Sunday, September 4th, 10 am – 6 pm The Native Youth Olympics competition began in 1972. They provide insight into Alaska

Sluicebox Open Noon- Midnight*: Thursday, August 25th – Monday, September 5th

*Sluicebox closes at 10 pm on August 29th Meeting up with old friends at the Sluicebox is a tradition at the Fair. Enjoy live music, dancing, great beers and old friends in a fun and rustic atmosphere. Located on the red trail near the Irwin Building. Open hours are noon to midnight every day.

The Jolly Roger Pub Open 1-6 daily with extended hours on the weekends: Thursday, August 25th – Monday, September 5th.

In celebration of our 75th birthday, along with having Pirates for Hire on the grounds, (and being born 200 years too late), the Alaska State Fair would like to announce the opening of

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Native cultural heritage and promote a healthy lifestyle, physical activity and sense of identity for both Alaska Native and non-Native students. Participants in grades 7-12 compete and the events have grown to more than 69 schools. Skills demonstrated are the Eskimo Stick Pull, the Wrist Carry, the Kneel Jump, the Seal Hop and the Alaskan High Kick. The event also will feature a blanket toss open to Fairgoers.

“The Jolly Roger Pub.” The Jolly Roger Pub will be open every day of the 2011 Fair from 1 pm to 6 pm, with extended hours on weekends. The Jolly Roger will be located on the Grandstand Lawn, next to the Pirates for Hire of course! Join the Pirates for ale and live music daily.

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RODEO DANCE with Ken Peltier and his band Borealis Plaza Tent, Saturday, August 27th, 9 pm – Midnight

Rodeo Dance featuring the Ken Peltier Band, playing Alaska’s best country, rock, and blues. Come join us for a swingin’ good time. ***21 and over $5.00 cover charge

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At&t CONCert series The Alaska State Fair is pleased to announce the entertainment line-up for the 2011 AT&T Concert Series, featuring rock ‘n roll icons to country superstars, and celebrity comedians to emerging local bands. All shows take place at the Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds, and are presented by AT&T.

CONCert tiCket iNFOrMAtiON Buy and print tickets online at alaskastatefair.org Get tickets at the Borealis Box Office during the Fair.

CONVENIENCE FEES APPLY. FAIR ADMISSION IS ADDITIONAL.

Queensrÿche Presenting sponsor 100.5 the Fox

Thursday, August 25 7 p.m. Reserved Admission, No Chairs $45 General Admission $30 Rock fans will remember this progressive heavy metal band for their 12 studio albums, including the June 2011 release of Dedicated to Chaos, and songs including the Top 10 single “Silent Lucidity” and hits like “I am I,” “Bridge,” “Jet City Woman” and “Unafraid.”

Craig Morgan

Presenting sponsor kBeAr 104.1 & Arctic Warrior

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Saturday, August 27 7 p.m. Reserved Seating $45 General Admission $30 You’ll recognize this country superstar’s “stout voice” and “unblushingly sentimental” style from radio hits like “Little Bit of Life,” “Tough,” “International Harvester,” “Redneck Yacht Club” and “That’s What I Love About Sundays.”

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At&t CONCert series Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour 2011 with Sara Watkins and Heather Masse Presenting sponsor kskA

Sunday, August 28 3 p.m. Reserved Seating $75 General Admission $35

This celebrated author, storyteller, humorist and radio personality is best known as the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac, and has authored more than a dozen books.

Chevelle

Presenting sponsor 106.5 kWHl and Miller genuine Draft & gD 64

Friday, August 26 7 p.m. Reserved Admission No Chairs $50 General Admissi on $35 With a sound likened to Tool, this alternative rock trio is known for hard-rocking, yet melodic, songs like “I Get It,” “Well Enough Alone,” “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below.”

Foghat

Charlie Daniels Band

Presenting sponsor 100.5 the Fox

Presenting sponsor Country legends 100.9

Monday, August 29 7 p.m. Reserved Seating $25 General Admission $10

Tuesday, August 30 7 p.m. Reserved Seating $50 General Admission $20

With a style ranging from blues to R&B to boogie-rock, Foghat has been pleasing fans for 40 years with hits like “Slow Ride,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “What a Shame,” “Drivin’ Wheel” and “Stone Blue.”

The legendary Charlie Daniels Band returns to the Fair with their unique blend of rock, country, bluegrass, blues and gospel that can only be described as “CDB music.”

Staind

Presenting sponsor 106.5 kWHl and Miller genuine Draft

Friday, September 2 7 p.m. Reserved Admission, No chairs $60 General Admission $35 You better “Believe” it – these rockers, led by “Country Boy” Aaron Lewis, will be “Right Here” at the Fair performing hits from their six albums, including the singles “So Far Away,” “It’s Been Awhile” and “All I Want.”

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Rat Pack Revue

Presenting sponsor kByr

Wednesday, August 31 7 p.m. Reserved Seating $25 General Admission $10

Frank Sinatra. Sammy Davis, Jr. Dean Martin. They were the hippest cats of all time – and now they’re back in this tribute show, featuring Rat Pack favorites like “Come Fly with Me,” “That’s Amoré” and “New York New York.”

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At&t CONCert series Gabriel Iglesias

Presenting sponsor kFAt

Saturday, September 3 7 p.m. Reserved Seating $60 General Admission $35 Known as the “fluffy” comic in a Hawaiian shirt, this funnyman delivers premier stand-up comedy, featuring his perfect blend of impeccable voice skills and an uncanny knack for hilarious storytelling.

Uncle Kracker

Presenting sponsor Q99.7 and Bud light

Thursday, September 1 7 p.m. Reserved Admission, No Chairs $45 General Admission $30 Many know him from his early years with Kid Rock, but Uncle Kracker has made a name for himself with gold and double-platinum albums featuring hits like “Follow Me” and “Drift Away.”

OneRepublic

Presenting sponsor 101.3 kgOt

Sunday, September 4 6 p.m. Reserved Admission, No Chairs $50 General Admission $35 With two albums, including their gold-certified debut, and hits including “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Stop and Stare,” these rockers have nothing to “Apologize” for.

Colbie Caillat

Presenting sponsor Mix 103.1

Monday, September 5 3 p.m. Reserved Seating $55 General Admission $35 Her dusky vocals, acoustic guitar and bright, optimistic songs like “Bubbly,” “Realize,” “Fallin’ for You” and “I Do” launched this California-based singer-songwriter from online obscurity to international stardom.

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CONtests Free with Fair admission COuNtry legeNDs 100.9 FM PreseNts

3RD ANNUAL LEGENDARY KARAOKE CONTEST LAST QUALIFYING ROUND: Heineken Stage at the Woodlot, Sunday, Aug. 28th, 4-6 pm FINALE: Heineken Stage at the Woodlot, Thursday, September 1st, 7 – 9 pm Country Legends 100.9 FM presents the 3rd Annual Legendary Karaoke Contest. Contestants must participate in one of the preliminary Karaoke contest around the Valley or the last qualifying round on Sunday August 27th 4-6 PM at the Heineken Woodlot Stage for a chance to compete in the Finals. Two winners from each qualifying round plus two wild card contestants will meet at the Final competition on the Heineken stage at the Woodlot on Thursday September 1st. Registration Last Qualifying Round: 30 minutes before event, first 20 to register.

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GREAT ALASKA BEARD CONTEST Heineken Stage at the Woodlot, Sunday, September 4th, 2 –3 pm

This is a contest for those men who cherish their facial hair no matter how long or short. Compete to win cash prizes and ribbons in one of 4 categories. 1) Soup Strainer (moustache only) 2) Urban Alaskan (groomed beard, goatee, chin curtain, etc..) 3) Homesteader Beard (full beard with or without moustache) 4) Colonist Beard (full beard with at least 50% shades of gray or white). Best overall wins the Mr. Sourdough award! Registration 30 min. prior to event. Limited to first 20 in each category. MtA PreseNts

TEXT MESSAGING CONTEST Borealis Plaza Tent, Friday, September 2nd, 3 – 5 pm How fast can you text? Come find out if you have the fastest thumbs in town! Be the first person to text the sentence we provide and win great prizes from MTA. Registration: 30 minutes before event. First 50 to register. goAnchorage.biz P PreseNts

ALASKA STATE FAIR FIDDLE CONTEST & YOUTH STRING BAND SHOWCASE BOREALIS PLAZA TENT, Saturday, September 3rd, 11 am – 3 pm

10-3 PM in the Borealis Plaza Tent. Come enjoy listening to talent from all over Alaska compete in this long-standing event. Sign in and warm up from 10-11 am with competition starting at 11am. Registration Deadline: Entries postmarked by August 10th, 2011 receive free Fair admission, late entries accepted until 10:30 am on day of event. geiCO PreseNts

ALASKA’S GOT TALENT (Preliminary Round) Heineken Stage at the Woodlot, Saturday, September 3rd, 4 – 6 pm

A live talent Preliminary round. Come and cheer as these contestants compete for a top ten spot making it to the Alaska’s Got Talent Finals on September 5th, along with contest winners from our sister Fairs around the state. Preregistration Required: Entries are due by Aug. 19, limited to the first 20. AlAskA OPerAtiNg eNgiNeers APPreNtiCesHiP & trAiNiNg PreseNts

BACKHOE RODEO

Pebble Corral, Monday, September 5th, 11-6 pm

This is a Rodeo of skills for professional operators only. The Backhoe rodeo will amaze and astound you as you watch professional operators delicately maneuvers these huge machines to lift and move items including raw eggs! Prizes provided by NC Machinery. Pre-registration required: Go to www. aoeett.org for details and application.

Alaska State Fair Fiddle contest Saturday, Sept. 3rd

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KIDS’ DAY GAMES Pebble Corral, Friday, August 26th, 3 – 5:30 pm

16th ALASKA STATE FAIR CABBAGE WEIGH-OFF Farm Exhibits, Friday, September 2nd, 6– 7:30 pm

Over $4000 in cash prizes - $2000 for 1st place; Alaska Farm Bureau presents prizes for the Junior Division.

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DIAPER DERBY & TODDLER TROT

Pebble Corral, Friday, August 26, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

We call this a kids’ event, but ďŹ nd that parents, friends and family have just as much fun cheering on these mini-athletes across the ďŹ nish line. Ribbons and prizes awarded. Register 30 min. prior to start of event.

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Children ages 8 and under gather at the Pebble Corral to take part in the threelegged race, Straw scramble, Egg-in-aspoon, frog jump, Potato Sack race and wheel barrow race. This is an event where everyone is a winner! MAt-su VAlley FrONtiersMAN PreseNts

KIDS’ BIRTHDAY ACTIVITES

Borealis Plaza Tent, Friday, August 26th 1 – 4 pm

Kids 9 and up are invited to participate in Birthday Party games, such as relay races, Pin-the-Antlers-on-the-Moose, clowns‌. complete with party favors and prizes. Everyone is invited to celebrate the Fair’s 75th birthday with a piece of delicious birthday cake!

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MOOSE CALLING CONTEST HEINEKEN STAGE AT THE WOODLOT, SATUDAY, AUGUST 27TH 2-3 PM

Come watch, listen and learn as contestants show off their unique moose calling skills. To the untrained ear, the grunts and rhythmic humming could be dismissed as an acapella singing competition gone terribly wrong. But the contestants’ musical stylings aren’t intended to appeal to the musical taste of the audience -- instead it’s all about moose romance. This event has ďŹ lled bleachers, so don’t miss out! Registration required 30 minutes prior to event.

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PARENT-CHILD LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST Heineken Stage at the Woodlot, Saturday, August 27th, 4 – 6 pm (registration 3:30 pm)

Parent and Child are encouraged to emphasize their resemblance by dressing alike or wearing the same hairstyle. All ages are encouraged to compete for prizes. Registration 30 minutes prior to event. First 50 teams

HEALTHY LIVING ACTIVITIES Borealis Plaza Tent, Monday, August 29th, 1 – 5 pm Come join us for some healthy fun. Learn ZUMBA, see Tumble Buddies demo, Lil’ Kickers & Lil’ Hoopers demos, and enjoy many other fun and healthy activities.

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SCARECROW CONTEST

FARM EXHIBITS BUILDING, MONDAY, AUGUST 29TH 4 – 5 PM

How fast can you make a scarecrow? Bring your team of three and come build a Scarecrow, a fun and exciting event to participate in or just watch. Registration: 30 minutes before event (limited to 20 teams)

Fair Senior Stand-Up Comedy. This event is sure to warm the hearts of all. Registration 15 min. prior to start of event. PreMerA Blue CrOss Blue sHielD PreseNts

X-BOX KINECT FITNESS FUN FOR SENIORS BOREALIS PLAZA TENT, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31ST, 2 – 5 PM

Come join in on the XBox Kinect Games. Novice or pro alike will enjoy playing Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Bowling or Boxing from the comfort of a chair or standing. Challenge a friend or join in with a neighbor. We will also have an exercise instructor who teaches seniors of all capabilities, ages 50 years young and up. This is sure to be an event of interactive fun. sMitH CABle syteMs PreseNts

AG GAMES & SWEETEST CARROT CONTEST

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST , 1 - 5 PM

Great Ag games and activities. New this year - who REALLY has the sweetest Carrots? Show your farm skills in the Hay Bale Toss, Pea-shelling, or Dance ‘till you make Butter Contest. Or test your talent making Vegetable Art or a Potato Stamp. Come join in this Alaskan family fun event! Registration: 30 minutes before event.

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X-BOX KINECT FITNESS FUN

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND , 1 – 3 PM

Come join us in the Borealis Plaza tent for some fun fitness video games. Try out different video games that you could play right in your own living room to have fun while staying fit and healthy. AlAskADisPAtCH.COM PreseNts

HOMESTEADER GAMES with Hobo Jim SBS Woodlot, Sunday, September 4th, 4 – 6 pm

Come watch or join in as teams and individuals compete in axe throwing, bow sawing, cross-cut sawing, wood splitting and water hauling. Come show off your skills or give it a try for the first time - either way you are certain to have fun. Registration 30 min. prior to event.

SENIOR STAND-UP COMEDY Borealis Plaza Tent, Wednesday, August 31st, 1 – 2 pm

Come listen to some amazing fun-filled stories and laugh-out-loud jokes as seniors from all over compete in the Alaska State

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Non-perishable Entries: ANCHOrAge eNtry: Monday, August 8, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Anchorage Pick-up:

Friday, September 9, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. OR FAirgrOuNDs eNtry: Friday, August 12, Noon - 8 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fairgrounds Pick-up:

Tuesday, September 6, 2 – 8 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Anchorage Entry location is the Boys & Girls Club in Mountain View, 315 N. Price Street. From the Glenn Highway, take Bragaw Street exit north to Mountain View Drive and turn left. Go West on Mountain View Drive to Price Street and turn right and drive north to the Boys & Girls Club. For additional Anchorage entry information contact Cindy Littell at 907-262-7462.

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Non-perishable Departments:

Art, Arts & Crafts, Canning, Clay Arts, Fiber & Fleece, Handwork & Needlework, Honey & Beekeeping, Photography, Spirited Beverages, Sewing, Woodworking, and Quilts

Livestock and Perishable Departments: FAirgrOuNDs eNtry ONly

Poultry & Rabbits - 1st Entry Tuesday, August 23, 4 - 8:30 p.m.

Honey & Beekeeping

Tuesday, August 23, Noon - 8 p.m.

Baked Goods, Crops, Flowers - 1st Entry

Wednesday, August 24, Noon - 9 p.m.

Open Livestock

Wednesday, August 24, 4 - 8:30 p.m.

Poultry & Rabbits - 2nd Entry

Tuesday, August 30, 4 - 8:30 p.m.

4-H livestock Entry

Tuesday, August 30, 3 - 7 p.m.

Baked Goods, Crops, Flowers - 2nd Entry

Wednesday August 31, Noon - 9 p.

For more information visit the Fair’s website www.alaskastatefair.org

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Make & Take Decorative Envelopes

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 1:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under

thursday, August 25 $2 Buck Thursday

1:30

3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30

SLUICEBOX Ben Balivet, Alaskan original songwriter Hammajang, Funk rock Big Fungus, Classic rock & blues Ever Ready, Rockin’ Alaska! Steelhead, Classic country rock

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 12:30 Miracle Drummers & Dancers, Yupik traditions 1:00 Qatalina & Co. Salsa 3:00 Qatalina & Co. Salsa Miracle Drummers & Dancers, 3:30 Yupik traditions 5:00 The 29 Palms Marine Corps Show Band-Combat Center 8:00 The 29 Palms Marine Corps Show Band

2:00 3:30 4:30 5:30

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Original Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular 7:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Queensryche presented by 100.5 the Fox

4:00

SBS WOODLOT The Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim

4:00

HOSKINS EXHIBITS Bees Wax Lip Balm Peppermints 10 Minute Block Quilts

6:00 7:30 9:30

Full Tilt, Rockin’ the blues in Alaska Gary Sloan & the Valley Rhythm Revue, Blues Harp Rock-It Rangers, Classic Rock Northern Comfort, the Next Big Thing!

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 12:30 Alaska’s Wildest Magic with Don Russell 1:30 Bryson Andres, Hip-hop violinist Alaska’s Wildest Magic 3:00 with Don Russell 5:00 Borealis Dancers, Fun & fabulous folk dancers 5:30 Alaska Children’s Choir 6:30 Borealis Dancers, Fun & fabulous folk dancers 8:00 9th Army Band, Cold Fusion 9:00 9th Army Band, Arctic Rock 10:00 Fireworks 10:15 Alaskanette Baton Corps, Flashing fire batons! PEBBLE CORRAL 1:00 Diaper Derby & Toddler Trot presented by Combs Insurance Agency 3:00 Kids’ Day Games presented by MTA 1:00

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Melanie Trost, Folksy acoustic fun Ken Waldman, Alaska’s fiddling poet Danger Town Hot bluegrass, Sourdough Biscuits, Vocally oriented bluegrass

12:30 1:30 2:30

JOLLY ROGER PUB Danger Town, Hot bluegrass Kevin Worrell, Acoustic roots rock’n’roll Bev Balivet, Alaskan original songwriter

2:00 3:00

4:30

2:00

Friday, August 26

3:30

MTA presents Kid’s Day

3:00

SLUICEBOX Lulu & the Small Band, All-Alaskan rockin’ women

4:30 5:00 5:30

6:00

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Rick Brooks, Fingerstyle extraordinaire Al Levy, Music for young people of all ages Esther Golton, Daring dulcimer ditties Bryson Andres, Hip-hop violinist Julia Nauheim Acoustic Banana, Folk-rock & 4-part harmonies

Static Cycle Concert & Fireworks presented by Miller Genuine Draft HOSKINS EXHIBITS Crocheting with Plastic Bags Recycled Paper Beads Cookie Decorating for Kids Cookie Decorating for Kids Cookie Contest

12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:00

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under BOREALIS PLAZA TENT Kids’ Day Birthday Activities & Games presented by Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Orininal Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular 1:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Chevelle presented by 106.5 KWHL and Miller Genuine Draft & GD 64

7:00

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 The Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim 7:00 Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis Experience! JOLLY ROGER PUB Esther Golton, Daring dulcimer ditties Rick Brooks, Fingerstyle extraordinaire Al Levy, Music for young people of all ages Lulu Small, Alaska’s 1st lady of guitar

2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00

GRANDSTAND Alaska Supercross 2011 with

FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER\ Glacier Equestrian

Every Day at the Fair ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 2:00, 4:00 & 7:00 Shanghai Chinese Acrobats Gravity defying stunts and acrobatics. GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE 12:30, 3:00 & 6:30

SBS WOODLOT 1:00, 3:00 & 6:00

WINECK BARN 12:00 & 5:00

1:30

Jeff Martin Comedy magic, up close and personal

Scheer’s Lumberjack Show Presented by Spenard Builder’s Supply

FARM EXHIBITS Noon – 8:00 pm Noon – 8:00 pm

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Pirates for Hire A live-action, pirate-themed entertainment troupe Presented by Fred Meyer

MILKING PARLOR in FARM EXHIBITS 3:30 & 4:15 Goat Milking Demonstration 5:00 & 6:00 Cow Milking Demonstration

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER Open-9 pm Outback in Alaska Wild birds and animals from Australia.

IRWIN EXHIBITS 12-10

PIONEER PLAZA 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00

12-10 Alaska Far Away* Documentary film of the New Deal Pioneers of the Matanuska Colonists *Except September 4th Garden Tours Guided by the Fair’s Head Gardener

GCI’s Petting Zoo Adorable, pint-sized critters Fowl Weather Friends Barnyard setting with laying hen and roosters

KID ZONE Open-8

Quilt Show, on the hour Presented by Just Sew Woodworking, quilting, fiber arts, sewing, hand/ needlework demos Children’s garden with a prairie theme and fun exhibits.

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AROUND THE GROUNDS 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:30

Cirque Magnifique Showcase of Circus Arts King BMX Stunt Show Steve Trash Eco Magician Fables of the West * *Through September 3rd

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saturday, August 27 BP presents Family Day

2:30

4:00

5:30

7:30 9:30

SLUICEBOX Just Folks, Folk, rock and country-our way Matt Hammer, Homegrown originals from an Alaskan classic Smoking Guns Tour, Rising Nashville stars Jason Thomas & Travis Powell presented by Alaskan Brewing Co. Gary Sloan & the Valley Rhythm Revue, Blues harp Seth Freeman, Southern rock & Texas blues

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 10:30 Sunshine Generation of Anchorage 11:30 Tierra Colombiana, Traditional Colombian folk dance 12:00 Sonja’s Studio of Dance, Fabulous dancers 12:30 Aurora Borealis Mid-Eastern Dance 1:00 Gaia Tribal Belly Dance 1:30 Sonja’s Studio of Dance, Fabulous dancers 3:00 Stars Dance & Drill, Award-winning dance team 3:30 Underground Dance Co., High-energy hip-hop! 5:00 Northern Lights Celtic Dancers 6:00 Paws & Taws Square Dance 8:00 9th Army Band, Cold Fusion 9:00 9th Army Band, Arctic Rock 10:00 Alaskanette Baton Corps, Flashing fire batons!

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1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:30 4:30 5:30

PEBBLE CORRAL Okamoto’s School of Karate, Martial arts demo Stars Dance & Drill, Award-winning dance team Service High Cheer Underground Dance Co., High energy hip-hop! Palmer Dance Intensity All-Stars, Hip-hopping moose Okamoto’s School of Karate, Martial arts demo Stars Dance & Drill, Award-winning dance team Palmer High Cheer Underground Dance Co., High energy hip-hop! Wasilla High Cheer Arctic All-Stars Palmer Dance Intensity All-Stars, Hip-hopping moose Alaska Pride Cheer & Tumbling, Fabulous dance & cheer Colony Middle School Cheer Tae Kwon Do USA Eagle River Rage Colony Middle School Cheer Arctic All-Stars Alaska Pride Cheer & Tumbling, Fabulous dance & cheer Tae Kwon Do USA Denali Gymnastics & Denali All-Star Cheer Arctic Gymanstics Denali Gymnastics & Denali All-Star Cheer GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE TGB, The Girl Band-Folk & bluegrass with flair Slap Dash, Teen bluegrass with a twist Three Fish in a Tree, Families that play together, stay together Hopper Family Band, Fabulous family harmonies Kerr Family Band, Fiddle tunes for fun Eric & Sean Braendel, Fatherson original folk Marty & Matt Raney, Twisted Alaskan humor

GRANDSTAND 12:00 Alaska Youth Supercross Invitational, the future of fast! 4:00 Quad Racing, presented by Miller Genuine Draft 6:00 Demo Derby presented by The Anchorage Press FARM EXHIBITS 12:00 Swine, Sheep & Goat Open Show

11:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:00

HOSKINS EXHIBITS Paint a Lady Bug Rock Duct Tape Hair Pins Fireweed Honey Banana Pancakes Chocolate Nut Clusters Kids’ Crafts

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under BOREALIS PLAZA TENT Greatland Chili Fiesta presented by Smith Cable Systems 9:00 Rodeo Dance featuring the Ken Peltier Band presented by Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman 10:00

7:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Craig Morgan presented by KBEAR and Arctic Warrior

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 2:00 Moose Calling Contest presented by Sportsman’s Warehouse 4:00 Parent-Child Look-Alike Contest presented by Alaska’s Best Water 7:00 Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis Experience!

5:00

JOLLY ROGER PUB Eric & Sean Braendel, Fatherson original folk The Smith Family Band, Acoustic sibling harmonies Jubilee, Fabulo-tastic fiddlin’ fun

2:00

FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER Rodeo

2:00 3:00

11:00 12:00 1:00 2:00 2:30 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:30 6:00 7:00

1:00

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1:30 3:00 4:30 6:30

8:30

2:00 3:30 4:30 5:30

SLUICEBOX All Relative, Eclectic acoustic in-law (& outlaw) harmonies Honky Tonk Allstars, Classic Country, Cow Jazz, and Rock The Defrosters, Funky swamp blues Smoking Guns Tour, Rising Nashville stars Jason Thomas & Travis Powell presented by Alaskan Brewing Co. Ettinger, Classic rock covers

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 11:00 Discover Dance,

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Dynamite dancers Alaska Moving Arts Linda Sahara Middle Eastern Dancers 12:30 Dancers’ Workshop 1:00 Discover Dance, Dynamite dancers 1:30 Linda Sahara Middle Eastern Dancers 3:00 Alaska Moving Arts 3:30 Diamonds in the Rough, fabulous Indiana fiddler 5:00 Swingset Hooligans, Anchorage’s swingiest dance group 5:30 Alaska Sound Celebration, Award-winning a cappella chorus 6:30 Swingset Hooligans, Anchorage’s swingiest dance group 8:00 Palmer Jazz Band 9:00 Just Playin Jazz, Youth jazz ensemble 11:30 12:00

7:00

12:00 11:00

12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:00

PEBBLE CORRAL Alaska Winds Coursing Club, Fun with Alaska’s fastest dogs AKC Alaska Herding Group Club, Sheepdog herding demo The Better Companion Obedience Demo, Just play’n fun Alaska Dogs Gone Wild Flyball Demo Alyeska Canine Trainers Club, Clever & agile canines AK K-9 Weight Pull Assn., Dogs pull more than their weight Alaska Dogs Gone Wild Flyball Demo Hundesport Alaska, Schutzhund working dogs AK K-9 Weight Pull Assn., Dogs pull more than their weight Colony JV & Varsity Cheerleaders Colony JV & Varsity Cheerleaders GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Deb Wessler, Original acoustic roots & rockabilly Wings to Fly, High-flying harmonies Bird Treatment & Learning Center, Great Horned Owl Demo Hurricane Dave, Cheechako country Robin Hopper, Award-winning Alaskan songwriter Tribute to Doc Schultz, An Alaskan Legend GRANDSTAND Side-by-Side Races FARM EXHIBITS Dairy Beef Open Show Master Showman HOSKINS EXHIBITS Recycled Paper Beads Banana Pancakes Youth Fashion Show & Awards Quick & Easy Knitting Pie Contest

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sCHeDule HigHligHts DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT 10:00 Alaska Seafood Throwdown presented by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and 10th & M Seafoods 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Orininal Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular BOREALIS THEATRE 3:00 Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion’s Summer Love Tour presented by KSKA HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 Legendary Karaoke Contest Final Qualifying Round presented by 100.9 Country Legends 7:00 Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis Experience! 2:00 4:00 5:00 6:00

2:00

JOLLY ROGER PUB Hurricane Dave, Cheechako country Mike Olson, Cool country Glenn Highway Girls Rogues & Wenches, Rowdy Irish barroom ballads FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER Rodeo

3:30 5:00 5:30 6:30 8:00

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska presents Healthy Living Day

2:00

3:30 5:00

6:30 8:00

SLUICEBOX The Good Daze, Americana stomp rock & funky world beats The 3 of Hearts, Music with heart Backstrap, Real Alaskan rock n’ roll John Hillborn Band, Rockin’ country The Ken Peltier Band, Alaska’s best country rock & blues

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE O Tallulah, Harmonious mother-daughter originals 2:00 Selah Rees, Uniquely unplugged 3:30 Daniel Lesperance, Smooth picking singer-songwriter 4:30 Good Daze Unplugged, Stomp rock & funky world beats 5:30 The 3 of Hearts, Country favorites from Bonnie, Frank, & Mike

2:00 7:00

1:00

FARM EXHIBITS 4:00 Scarecrow Contest presented by Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:00

HOSKINS EXHIBITS Crocheted Rug Quick Sew Decorative Hangers Cupcakes for Kids Peanut Butter Cups Spam Contest

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER Birds Down Under 1:00, 4:00, & 6:00

7:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Foghat presented by 100.5 the Fox

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 The Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim 2:00 3:00 5:00

JOLLY ROGER PUB Billy Strain, Solo acoustic rock O Tallulah, Harmonious mother-daughter originals Daniel Lesperance, Smooth picking singer-songwriter

tuesday, August 30 SLUICEBOX 2:00 Uncle Bob & the Crackers, Wouldn’t you like to be a cracker too? 3:30 The Tradewinds, Hot tunes to blow you away 5:00 The Veronica Page Band, Janis lives again! 6:30 Mike Olson Band, Cool country 8:30 Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Cajun blues fiddler ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 12:30 ConFusion, Inspired teens playing jazz standards 1:30 Prime Time Dancers 3:00 Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis Experience! 5:00 Discover Dance, Dynamite dancers 5:30 Big Mitch’s Talent Showcase 6:30 Discover Dance, Dynamite dancers 8:00 Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis Experience! PEBBLE CORRAL 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 Kenai Racing Pigs emceed by Ken McMeans and Fables of the West presented by Horizon Lines of Alaska 1:00 2:00 3:30 4:30 5:30

12:30 1:30

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 12:30 Alaska’s Wildest Magic with Don Russell 1:00 Qatalina & Co. Cardio Dance, Energize the soul! 1:30 Studio 49, Tap, jazz, hip-hop & more 3:00 Qatalina & Co. Cardio

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PEBBLE CORRAL Kenai Racing Pigs 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 emceed by Ken McMeans and Fables of the West presented by Horizon Lines of Alaska

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT 1:00 Healthy Living Activities 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Orininal Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular

Monday, August 29

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT Gymbhana & Horse Games Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Orininal Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular

Dance, Energize the soul! Studio 49, Tap, jazz, hip-hop & more Anguyak Dancers The Music Canvas Talent Showcase Anguyak Dancers– High Mileage

2:30 3:30

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Melissa Beck, Southern-fried folk & bluegrass Gil Rodriguez, Acoustic “Meskimo” musings Mike Olson, Cool country Lazy Mountain Girls, Big bluegrass sound The Tradewinds, Hot tunes to blow you away HOSKINS EXHIBITS Make & Take Ornaments Naturally! What will I need to start to quilting? Whole grain cooking-Millet Make and Take decorative Beaded Mini Purse

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 1:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under

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FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER\ Gymkhana & Horse Games BOREALIS THEATRE The Charlie Daniels Band presented by Country Legends 100.9

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 The Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00

JOLLY ROGER PUB Ukulele vs. Martin Kevin Worrell, Acoustic roots rock’n’roll Gil Rodriguez, Acoustic “Meskimo” musings C-Note String Band, Old-timey string band music

Wednesday, August 31 Senior Day

SLUICEBOX Pat the Rat & Veronica Page, Chillin’ with the old hippie & the diva 3:30 Lisa Lisa, Funky blues 5:00 Winterland, Geezer rock at its best 6:30 OgoPogo, Rock around the clock! 8:30 Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Fiery Cajun tunes 2:00

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 12:30 Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim Dancers, Tsimshian dancers 1:30 Diamonds in the Rough, Fabulous Indiana fiddler 3:00 Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis Experience! 5:00 Midnight Sun Cloggers, Fancy footwork & big smiles 5:30 Charlie Franks — the Ultimate Elvis Experience! 6:30 Midnight Sun Cloggers, Fancy footwork & big smiles 8:00 South Central Community Band PEBBLE CORRAL 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 Kenai Racing Pigs emceed by Ken McMeans and Fables of the West presented by Horizon Lines of Alaska

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5:30

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE The Long & Short of It, Two sizes, two voices Nuther Brothers, Smooth & pleasing acoustic tunes Tony James, Soul-stirring guitar Doc South & Friends, Old-timey tunes with a legendary fiddler The Bluegrass Gentlemen

12:00-6:00

FARM EXHIBITS 4-H Market Livestock Judging

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 1:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT 1:00 Senior Standup Comedy 2:00 Senior X-Box Kinect Fitness Fun presented by Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Original Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular 7:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Rat Pack presented by KBYR

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 The Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim

2:00 3:00

4:00

5:00

2:00

JOLLY ROGER PUB 150 Grit, Acoustic country rock The Long & Short of It, Two sizes, two voices Nuther Brothers, Smooth & pleasing acoustic tunes Midnight Sun Zombies, “Dead grass” -- acoustic Americana FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER\ Gymkhana & Horse Games

3:30 5:00 6:30 8:30

Emma Hill, Countrified bluesy folk w/ a touch of pop Wild Cat Trio, Rock’n’ roll with rockbilly soul Last Train, Americana with a kick Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Fiery Cajun fiddle tunes

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 12:00 Midnight Sun Singers, Favorite songs from the movies 12:30 Burchell Swing Dancers, High energy swing dancers 1:30 Kids for Character 3:00 Midnight Sun Singers, Favorite songs from the movies 5:00 Palmer Dance Intensity AllStars, Hip-hopping moose 5:30 Burchell Swing Dancers, High energy swing dancers 6:30 Palmer Dance Intensity AllStars, Hip-hopping moose 8:00 Frozen Whitefish PEBBLE CORRAL 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 Kenai Racing Pigs emceed by Ken McMeans and Fables of the West presented by Horizon Lines of Alaska 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:30 4:30 5:30

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Selah Rees, Uniquely unplugged Alani Claire, Country pop solo 150 Grit, Acoustic country rock Matt Hammer, Homegrown originals from an Alaskan classic Lulu Small, Alaska’s 1st lady of guitar Emma Hill, Countrified bluesy folk w/ a touch of pop

12:00-6:00 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30

FARM EXHIBITS 4-H Conformation Judging HOSKINS EXHIBITS Crocheted Rug Crocheting with Plastic Bags Cooking with Quinoa Make & Take Decorative Envelopes

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 1:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under BOREALIS PLAZA TENT Ag Games & Sweetest Carrot Contest presented by Smith Cable Systems 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Original Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular 1:00

thursday, september 1 Farm Bureau and Palmer Soil & Water Conservation District present Alaska Grown Day

2:00

SLUICEBOX Matt Hammer, Homegrown originals from an Alaskan classic

7:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Uncle Kracker presented by Q99.7 and Bud Light

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 The Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim 7:00 Legendary Karaoke

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Contest Finale presented by 100.9 Country Legends JOLLY ROGER PUB Selah Rees, Uniquely unplugged Monica Lettner, Sultry jazz and blues Marty & Matt Raney, Twisted Alaskan humor

3:00 4:00 5:00

1:30-6:00

WINECK BARN Hay Bale Theater

3:30 4:30 5:30

6:00

Walgreens presents Wellness Day

1:30 3:00 4:30 6:00 7:30 9:30

SLUICEBOX Milo Matthews Jared Woods, Acoustic rock originals Crown Point, Emotive, energetic, Portland pop/rock Here 2 Play, Seriously incredible jam band! Woodrow, Acoustic rock originals Stadium, Indie rock originals

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 12:00 Encore Dance Academy, Variety dance 12:30 King Island Dancers 1:30 Encore Dance Academy, Variety dance 3:00 AJ’s Alaskan Arts Academy, Jungle Book 5:00 Rumboso Ballroom Dance Studio, To dance is to be out of yourself… 5:30 Cantora Arctica, Leading ladies: songs that stopped the show 6:30 Rumboso Ballroom Dance Studio, To dance is to be out of yourself… 8:00 Rick Zelinsky Saxophone Jazz Live! 10:00 Alaskanette Baton Corps, Flashing fire batons! PEBBLE CORRAL 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:00 Kenai Racing Pigs emceed by Ken McMeans and Fables of the West presented by Horizon Lines of Alaska 1:00 2:00

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Diana Z, Energetic indie-pop originals Denny Bacon, Country covers & originals

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GRANDSTAND Demo Derby presented by Anchorage Press

FARM EXHIBITS 10:00-4:00 4-H Showmanship & Master Showman 6:00

Friday, september 2

Milo Matthews, Folkadelic tunes from Homer T. Harvey Combo, Texas blues hippie & friends Bonnie & the Banditas, Guitar-playing singing senoritas!

12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:00

Alaska State Fair Cabbage Contest Weigh-off presented by Alaska Grown Division of Agriculture HOSKINS EXHIBITS Whole Grain Skillet Meal Origami Bag Set Quick & Easy Fruit Salads Microwave Peanut Brittle Cake Decorating Contest

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under BOREALIS PLAZA TENT X-Box Kinect Fitness Fun presented by Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska 3:00 Text Message Contest presented by MTA 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Original Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular

1:00

7:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Staind presented by 106.5 KWHL and Miller Genuine Draft

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 The Family Homestead Hour with Hobo Jim 7:00 Son of a Sailor, Jimmy Buffet tribute Band DONLIN CREEK RAVEN’S PEOPLE TENT 3:00 & 5:00 King Island Dancers 2:00 3:00 4:00 5:00

12:00

JOLLY ROGER PUB Caribbean Slim, a buffet of Buffett T. Harvey Combo, Texas blues hippie & friends Diana Z, Alaskan singersongwriter Denny Bacon, Country covers & originals FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER\ Gymkhana & Horse Games

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saturday, september 3 Council of Alaska Producers presents Mining Day

SLUICEBOX Bootleg Brown, Bluegrass so tasty it should be illegal 3:00 Nomadic Milkmen, Non-traditional acoustic dance music 4:30 PandaMonica, Rock to keep you dancing! 6:30 Keith Junot Band, Cowboy & western swing music 8:30 Hobo Jim, Alaska’s State Balladeer

1:30

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 10:30 Sunshine Generation of Eagle River, Watch us shine! 11:30 Dancers Workshop 12:00 Las Nustas, Peruvian Traditional Dances 12:30 Sunshine Generation of Eagle River, Watch us shine! 1:00 Studio 49, Tap, jazz, Hip-hop & more 1:30 Las Nustas, Peruvian Traditional Dances 3:00 Greater Friendly Temple Choir, Energetic gospel choir 5:00 Studio 49, Tap, jazz, Hip-hop & more 5:30 King Island Dancers 6:30 Bekah’s Dance Expressions 8:00 Element 47, Family-friendly high-energy rock 10:00 Alaskanette Baton Corps, Flashing fire batons!

PEBBLE CORRAL 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:00 Kenai Racing Pigs emceed by Ken McMeans and Fables of the West presented by Horizon Lines of Alaska

1:00 2:00 2:30

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Tracy Simmons, Music from the soul Backbeat Quartet, Red-hot a cappella Jim Kerr, Juggler and man of gravity

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12:00 11:30 12:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:00

GRANDSTAND Tuff Truck Challenge presented by Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union FARM EXHIBITS 4-H Auctio HOSKINS EXHIBITS Paint a Lady Bug Rock Beaded Bracelet Raised Donuts Whole Grain Bread Heart Healthy Bread Spreads Homemade Bread Contest

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under BOREALIS PLAZA TENT ASF Fiddle Contest & Youth String Band Showcase presented by GoAnchorage.biz 6:00 Original Synner’s Wild West Show presented by AdvancePath Academics 9:00 Original Synner’s Stunt Show Spectacular 11:00

7:00

BOREALIS THEATRE Gabriel Iglesias presented by 92.9 KFAT

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 Alaska’s Got Talent Prelims presented by GEICO 7:00 Son of a Sailor, Jimmy Buffet tribute Band DONLIN CREEK RAVEN’S PEOPLE TENT 11:00 Meet & Greet Flying Wild Alaska’s Ariel Tweto & Luke Hedrickson 6:00 Raven’s Radio Hour with Jack Dalton 10:00

3:00 4:00 5:00

3:30

Crooked Road, Irish fiddle & banjo tunes Frozen Pony with Jeanene Walker Bootleg Brown, Bluegrass so tasty it should be illegal High Lonesome Sound, Rockin’ bluegrass

FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER Glacier Equestrian Events Horse Shoe JOLLY ROGER PUB Red Elk, Country & western swing High Lonesome Sound, Rockin’ bluegrass Crooked Road, Irish fiddle & banjo tunes

DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under 10:00

sunday, september 4 Alaska Native Heritage Day

SLUICEBOX Nate May & His Country Jumpers Bill Stevens & Friends, Athabascan fiddle tunes 4:30 Marc Brown & the Blues Crew 6:30 Hobo Jim, Alaska’s State Balladeer 9:30 907

1:30 3:00

ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 11:00 Tlingit & Haida Dancers 11:30 Nunairviut Friends 12:00 Miracle Drummers & Dancers, Yupik dancing & drumming 12:30 Naa Ludiisk Gwaii Yatxi, Lively traditional Northwest coast dance 1:00 King Island Dancers 3:00 Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim Dancers, Tsimshian Dance 3:30 Ahtna Youth Dancers 5:00 Cupiit Yurartet, Cup’ik Eskimo Dance 5:30 Anguyak Dancers 6:00 Frozen Whitefish, Yupik acoustic rock 8:00 Colony Calypso, Caribbean happiness! 10:00-6:00

1:00 1:30 2:00 3:30 4:30 5:30

2:00

2:30

PEBBLE CORRAL Native Youth Olympic Demonstrations

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Raggedy Banjos, Toe tappin, finger-snappin’ Dixieland Monaco, A cappella harmonies Marc Brown Unplugged, Acoustic blues Frozen Whitefish, Yupik acoustic rock Ginger Boatwright & the Sipsey River Band, Alaskan Queen of Bluegrass Bill Stevens & Friends, Athabascan fiddle tunes GRANDSTAND Antique Tractor Pull & Lawn Mower Races presented by Pioneer Equipment, Inc.

12:30 1:30-4:30

July 31, 2011

Invitational Micro Brewery Competition

HOSKINS EXHIBITS Banana Pancakes Invitational Micro Brewery Competition Invitational Micro Brewery Competition

6:00

4:00

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT Rancher’s Reserve Beef Throwdown presented by Carrs Safeway and Rancher’s Reserve BOREALIS THEATRE OneRepublic presented by 101.3 KGOT SBS Woodlot Homesteaders Games with Alaska’s Hobo Jim presented by AlaskaDispatch.com

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 2:00 Great Alaska Beard Contest 7:00 Son of a Sailor, Jimmy Buffet tribute Band DONLIN CREEK RAVEN’S PEOPLE TENT 12:00 Meet & Greet Alaska’s Iditarod Legends presented by Mat-Su Regional Medical Center 6:00 Raven’s Radio Hour with Jack Dalton 3:00 4:00 5:00

10:00

JOLLY ROGER PUB C-Note String Band, Old-timey string band music Frank Iarossi, country songwriter Rogues & Wenches, Rowdy Irish barroom ballads FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER\ Glacier Equestrian Events Show

Monday, september 5 Alaska Airlines presents Alaska Airlines Day

SLUICEBOX Schlomer Brothers Harmonica Jam, Hot harmonica harmonies 3:00 Lisa Good & Friends, Music for everyone 4:30 The Shareholders, w/ special guests Harlan Gamble & Greg Booth 6:30 Ken Peltier, Alaska’s best country rock & blues 8:30 Hobo Jim, Alaska’s State Balladeer 1:30

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ALYESKA PIPELINE COLONY STAGE 11:00 Xochiquetzal Tiqun Unkda, Celebrating Mexican & Alaskan culture 11:30 Xochiquetzal Tiqun, Mexico to Alaska, the next generation 12:00 Irish Dance Academy, Alaska’s Premier Irish Dance Group 1:00 Xochiquetzal Tiqun, Mexico to Alaska, the next generation 1:30 Diamonds in the Rough, fabulous Indiana fiddler 3:00 Hafi Harim, Middle Eastern fusion dance troupe 3:30 Chugach Mountain Range Cloggers, 20 years of precision clogging 5:00 Hafi Harim, Middle Eastern fusion dance troupe 5:30 Chugach Mountain Range Cloggers, 20 years of precision clogging 6:00 Tomodachi Daiko, Japanese drumming

PEBBLE CORRAL 11:00-6:00 Backhoe Rodeo presented by Alaska Operating Engineers Apprenticeship & Training 1:00 2:00 3:30 4:30

GCI CABLE BLUEBONNET STAGE Grover Neely, High altitude music Batteries Not Included, Amazing a cappella Mountain Waxwings, Soaring bluegrass harmonies Alaskajuns, Authentic bayou Cajun stomp

5:30 Ginger Boatwright & the Sipsey River Band, Alaskan Queen of Bluegrass

AlAskA stAte FAir 2011

2:00

GRANDSTAND Alaska Freestyle Show & Best Whip Contest presented by Miller Genuine Draft & Rockstar

FARM EXHIBITS 12:00 4-H Small Fry Showmanship 1:00 (closes at 6 pm) 4-H Fun Day HOSKINS EXHIBITS 12:30 Make & Take Memory Wire Bracelet 1:30 Crocheting with Plastic Bags 2:30 Crystal’s Quick & Easy Candy DON SHELDON EVENTS CENTER 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, & 6:00 Birds Down Under

July 31, 2011

10:00-5:00

3:00

BOREALIS PLAZA TENT IDOS Last Frontier Dutch Oven Cookoff presented by GoAnchorage.biz BOREALIS THEATRE Colbie Caillat presented by MIX 103.1

HEINEKEN STAGE at the WOODLOT 4:00 Alaska’s Got Talent Finals presented by GEICO DONLIN CREEK RAVEN’S PEOPLE TENT 3:00 Ravens Radio Hour 10:00

FRANCE EQUESTRIAN CENTER\ Glacier Equestrian Events Show

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MIGHTY MATANUSKA BREWFEST 2011

Visit alaskastatefair.org for updates and more information!

October 14 and 15, Friday: 6 – 10 pm and Saturday: 6 – 10 pm, in Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds Over 50 different brews available for tasting A small selection of wine will be available also. • Live Music Nightly • Food Vendors Tickets and information at alaskastatefair.org (convenience fees apply) Tickets on sale September 1st

$30

Includes tickets for 20 3-ounce samples of beer at participating booths

ASF 2011 Holiday Bazaar

$29

Round trip transportation provided by The Magic Bus, departing at 5pm either night from Chilkoot Charlie’s Parking lot, 1068 W. Fireweed, Anchorage, returning to Koot’s at 11pm. Does not include Brewfest admittance.

October 22 & 23, 2011

Saturday and Sunday Raven Hall on the Fairgrounds

Event to benefit an expansion of Creation Station educational exhibits

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Barbara Lavallee Limited Edition Print DIAMOND QUILTING BEE To benefit Alaska State Fair Scholarship Fund

To celebrate the 75th birthday of the Alaska State Fair, Artique, Ltd will publish 550 limited edition prints of original water color by Barbara Lavallee, Diamond Quilting Bee. The prints will sell for $65 and Artique will donate $25 from each print sold to the Fair scholarship fund.

Purchase your print online at

alaskastatefair.org

or at the following locations:

Meet the artist and get your print signed: Town Square Art Gallery in Wasilla*

wShane Lamb Gallery in Palmer wTown Square Art Gallery in Wasilla wFair souvenir booths during the Fair Page 44

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Thursday, August 11 from 4-7 pm

Shane Lamb booth at the Fair: Saturday, August 27 from 2-4 pm

Alaska State Fair 2011


PLATINUM SPONSOR BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc.

GOLD SPONSORS AT&T Alaska Airlines Council of Alaska Producers Miller Genuine Draft

THANK YOU

DISTINGUISHED SPONSORS Alaska Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers Alaska Communications Anchorage Media Group Dr. Pepper KTUU Channel 2 MTA Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska Walgreens

to our 2011 Sponsors!

As a private, non-profit organization we have relied heavily on sponsorships to bring you the 2011 Alaska State Fair. Please join us in thanking our sponsors for their support.

PRESENTING SPONSORS Anchorage Publishing: Anchorage Press and Arctic Warrior

Country Legends 100.9

KBFX 100.5 KMBQ 99.7 KWHL 106.5 Spenard Builders Supply

CORNERSTONE SPONSORS AdvancePath Academics Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Alaska Operating Engineers and Apprentice Training Anchorage Daily News Brownson Enterprises Bud Light Division of Agriculture - Alaska Grown

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS GoAnchorage.biz Farm Bureau Palmer Soil & Water Conservation District Smith Cable Co. Special Events Alaska

Donlin Creek, LLC Fred Meyer GCI GCI Cable Heineken Horizon Lines of Alaska KBEAR 104.1 KBYR am 700 KFAT 92.9

COMMUNITY SPONSORS 10th & M Seafood Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Alaska’s Best Water Alaskan Brewing Co. AlaskaDispatch.com CARRS Safeway/Rancher’s Reserve Combs Insurance Agency, Inc. Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union GEICO Just Sew Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Pioneer Equipment, Inc. Sportsman’s Warehouse

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KGOT 101.3 KMXS 103.1 KSKA 91.1 Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman Matanuska Valley FCU Miller Genuine Draft 64 Pebble Partnership

MERIT SPONSORS J&H Sewing and Vaccum Just Sew Accurate Hearing Systems, LLC Pet Zoo

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