Giant cabbages, big name concerts and fair food - the Alaska State Fair enters its final weekend of 2019, and the schedule is jam packed with entertainment.
The headlining concerts include the Dropkick Murphys on Friday, country sensation Cole Swindell on Saturday, comedian Jeff Foxworthy on Sunday and Elle King on Monday.
On Friday, don't miss the world famous giant cabbage weigh-off. Will there be a new record set? Growers from around Alaska will have their entries weighed in the livestock pavilion at 7 p.m. It attracts quite a crowd, so get there early if you want a great seat. There has already been a world-record pumpkin weighed in at the fair, so it's possible we see a record cabbage as well.
Also on Friday, you can help save farms by supporting local brewers. The Brew Tap takes place in the Events Tent at 7 p.m. ($5 cover, 21 and older only). Local brews will be featured, and $1 from every purchase goes to the Alaska Farmland Trust. The Super Saturated Sugar Strings will be performing in the tent. The demolition derby also takes place at 6 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, don't miss the All-Star Monster Trucks, which perform at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and again on Sunday at 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Alaska's own Hobo Jim performs in the Sluicebox, followed by the Ken Peltier Band at 9 p.m. - together, they are two of Alaska's top performers.
Throughout the weekend, there are numerous options for free entertainment around the grounds. Magicians, pirates, live music in several spots, Native Alaska dancers and much more are taking place. Pick up a daily schedule when you first arrive to plan your last days at the fair!
For a complete schedule of fair events, visit their web site HERE.
Don't miss out!