This weekend is the final one for the 2023 Alaska State Fair, and even though it's going to be a little wet and blustery, it's time to head to Palmer for a weekend of fun!

Headliner concerts for the final weekend include J. Boog on Thursday, Killswitch Engage on Friday, The String Cheese Incident on Saturday, Little River Band on Sunday and Noah Cyrus closes the fair on Monday. All are at the Borealis Theatre.

Other top highlights taking place this weekend include the Demolition Derby on Friday night and the 4-H Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday morning.

Don't miss one of fair's signature events, the Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off! It takes place at 6 p.m. on Friday, and there is $2,000 up for grabs. Will there be a world record this year? 

Once again, the beloved Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs are in action at the fairgrounds. Throughout the weekend, there is plenty of live music, dance performances and demonstrations at various venues around the fairgrounds.

Some "out of the way" exhibits that are interesting are the quilts, photography and art displays. Take a day - or better yet, two - to explore all there is to see and do.

Don't miss the full lineup of concerts. There are ways to save on admission on special days, thanks to sponsors. You can check out all the deals, a complete fair schedule and much more at