The second weekend of the 2022 Alaska State Fair kicks off Wednesday and runs through Monday, with all of your fair favorites waiting for you!

The fair is not open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but for the second year in a row spans three weekends instead of the traditional 12-day run in the past.

Wednesday is Alaska Agriculture Day and Chayce Beckham is the featured concert in the Borealis Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday is GCI Kids' day, and kids 12 and under get free admission to the fair (a donation of two shelf-stable food items is encouraged). Don't miss the Diaper Derby and the Kid's Day Games on Friday! The headliner concert on Friday is Rise Against.

The weekend kicks off with Alaska Airlines Family Day, and kids 12 and under get $2 off admission (with a suggested donation of two shelf-stable food items). Country music superstar Leann Rimes plays at 7 p.m. at the Borealis Theatre. On Sunday, don't miss the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs! Top it off with a lot of laughs, as the Dry Bar Comedy Show takes the Borealis Theatre stage at 6 p.m.

Some "out of the way" exhibits that are interesting are the quilts, photography and art displays. The livestock pavilion is always a hit with the younger fairgoers, and the vegetables are impressive as well. Demonstrations and exhibits are all fully open around the fairgrounds.

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