Tag - Palmer

Shop Palmer

November 26, 2021 by Casey Ressler
This holiday season, shopping in downtown Palmer could pay off big time for customers. The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is brining back Shop Palmer, a program where the more you shop at small businesses, the better your chances are to win up to $1,000 in Bingles, which can be spent in town....
This weekend, celebrate all things summer at Pyrah's Pioneer Peak Farm (2350 S. Bodenburg Loop) as two days of activities take place to keep the entire family entertained. The festival, previously known as the Strawberry Festival, is a chance for the farm to celebrate summer with the community that...
Can't wait for the Alaska State Fair? No worries, the first-ever Mat-Su Summer Festival kicks off this weekend at Alaska Raceway Park in Palmer. The event is being hosted by Mat-Su Events, who puts on shows around the Valley including the Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show and, last year, a Mat-Su Fall...

Untold Stories

April 2, 2021 by Casey Ressler
Untold Stories, hosted by the Palmer Museum of History and Art, kicks off its 2021 series on April 9 with "A Pleasant Surprise." The online event features five Palmer storytellers and four Palmer artists presenting their tales on the theme, “A Pleasant Surprise: Stories of grace, love, and the...

Back to Bingles

November 19, 2020 by Casey Ressler
What’s old is new again, just in time for the holiday season. When the Matanuska Colony was formed in the 1930s the federal government distributed Bingles to residents, and they could only be used in the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation commissary and store. After two years, the government...

Christmas in September

September 18, 2020 by Casey Ressler
It's Christmas in September this weekend at the Alaska State Fairgrounds, as the Alaska Chicks Vintage Market holiday event takes place Friday through Sunday. Some of Alaska's trendiest small businesses, including upcyclers, artists, designers, apparel companies and vintage collectors attend the...

Harvest Fest

September 3, 2020 by Casey Ressler
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...

Preserving history

August 6, 2020 by Casey Ressler
Palmer's history comes alive in a new photo collection project by the Palmer Museum of History and Art. The Matanuska Valley Historical Photo Project is an online database that is available to the public that contains the best photographs from the museum's collection of more than 10,000. The...

Vintage Market

July 20, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The Alaska State Fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend, as the Alaska Chicks Vintage Market takes place Friday through Sunday. The Vintage Market is typically held in the spring, but this year due to Covid-19, was moved to a summer date. The market has grown in popularity to become a can't...