Giant cabbages, big name concerts and racing pigs - the Alaska State Fair enters its final weekend of 2018, and the schedule is jam packed with entertainment.
The headlining concerts include Bishop Briggs on Friday, country sensation Luke Combs on Saturday, comedian Jim Gaffigan on Sunday and Lindsey Stirling on Monday. Both Combs and Stirling have already sold out tickets.
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. 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. 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. Another top performer, the Native Alaska band Pamyua, is playing at 7 p.m. on the Dena' Stage at The Gathering Place. On Sunday, the monster trucks are back at it at 4 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, the Kenai Peninsula Racing Pigs will be zooming around the corral, Brad's World of Reptiles is in the Kid Zone and Age of the Dinosaurs is in the Sheldon Events Center. King BMX shows takes place throughout the weekend, and other performers will be performing on the Bluebonnet Stage, the Colony Stage and the Dena' Stage. Fred Scheer's Lumberjack Show performs three shows daily in the Woodlot.
For a complete schedule of fair events, visit their web site HERE.
Don't miss out!