alaska state fair

Irene Bedard and the Alaska State Fair

Sep 1, 2017
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Sunday is Alaska Native Cultures Day at the Alaska State Fair. 

This year’s Alaska State Fair features Alaska Native voices and faces, particularly at the Gathering Place. Between the leadership of stage director Amy Sparck, the quality of guests and the storytelling and emcee skills of Irene Bedard, the Gathering Place has really transformed into a positive showcase of Alaska Native cultures.  

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Today on Our Community, the Morning Line crew highlighted events at the Anchorage Museum and the Gathering Place at the Alaska State Fair.  

Erin Marberger, Curator of Science and Innovation spoke about some fun experiences families can participate in at the Anchorage Museum, as well as a Science Passport as a fun way to track what you've seen there.

Meanwhile, in Palmer, perfomers like AKU-MATU are proving that, while her performance can be high art at a place like the Anchorage Museum, it can also work in a less formal setting like the Alaska State Fair.  

Joaqlin Estus

Sept. 2, 2016

  By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA

Last year, about 45-thousand people went to the Alaska State Fair in Palmer on the first Saturday it was open.  Fair organizers say they’re expecting about that many again on each of the next three days [Saturday, Sunday, Monday] because there’s so much to see and do at the fair, and the forecast is calling for sunny weather.

Joaqlin Estus / KNBA 90.3 FM

Aug. 27, 2015
By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA 90.3 FM

Over the next week and a half, about 300-thousand people are expected to visit the Alaska State Fair, which kicks off in Palmer today [Thursday]. Fair activities range from carnival rides, exhibits of giant vegetables, and face-painting, to live entertainment. Vendors will be selling food -- sweets galore -- as well as art, clothing and much more. Steve Victors, of Big Lake, owns Alaska Wildflower Honey. He’s president of the Southcentral Alaska Beekeepers Association which met Monday night to talk about their booth at fair.