The Palmer Midsummer Garden & Arts Faire truly celebrates all things Alaska this weekend in downtown Palmer.

The faire is one of Palmer's best annual events, with activities taking place throughout the downtown area, including live music, demonstrations, food trucks, activities and more. This year the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event.

The Palmer Museum of History and Art kicks off the weekend with the high-popular Wine Walk throughout downtown Palmer on Friday night. The tickets are already sold out. Participants visit up to eight Palmer businesses, enjoying rare wines and shopping, to support the downtown merchants.

The full event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 with activities including pony rides for the kids. At the heart of the festival is gardening and local arts and crafts, and there will be plenty of vendors to choose from. The air in Palmer will smell like fresh flowers - don't miss the chance to buy peonies at the peak of their bloom this weekend! Vendors specialize in locally made goods such as soaps, honey, clothing and everything in between, promising something for everyone. Purchasing from these vendors is a great way to support small, family-owned businesses. A dollar spent with these vendors is a dollar contributed to a local business.

Demonstrations take place in the afternoon, including the Alaska Peony Society, the Mat-Su Master Gardeners Association, the Alaska Rock Garden Society, Valley Garden Club and the Royal Alaska Honey group. Live music takes place in the pavilion throughout the day, and on the Palmer Alehouse stage at 1, 3 and 7 p.m.

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