While we all are missing the Alaska State Fair, a smaller version is taking place this weekend, highlighting the historical roots of the fair.
Harvest Fest gets back to the fair's agricultural roots with events and exhibits focused on agriculture, livestock and Alaska Grown produce. Throughout the three-day event, there will be giant vegetable exhibits, the junior market livestock auction, tours and demonstrations at the Rebarchek Agricultural Park and fair garden displays. There will also be a classic car show and a tractor display.
All events are being held outside in an open air setting, with safety precautions in place, including limited capacities. All tickets must be purchased online in advance at alaskastatefair.org. Tickets are $6 and parking is free.
In addition to the agriculture and livestock exhibits, concerts will taking place throughout the three days in the Borealis Theatre. Food and retail vendors will also be at Harvest Fest.
The event is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.