Gigantic vegetables at the Alaska State Fair

When we left Anchorage after two weeks, we didn’t get far. We boondocked on the Matanuska River in Palmer again so we could catch the Alaska State Fair.

rainbow and rv in palmer, alaska.

Alaska State Fair

We’d been hearing about the gigantic vegetables that grow in Alaska for some time. They set world records every year. So we wanted to see that first hand at the Alaska State Fair.

Animals

After discovering that almost everything costs extra there, including the demolition derby and the rides, we headed into a giant building to visit the animals. It was certainly a bittersweet visit.

geese at the alaska state fair.

goat at the alaska state fair.

pigs at the alaska state fair.

sad pig at the alaska state fair.

brown and white goat at the alaska state fair.

llama at the alaska state fair.

Flowers and produce

And we definitely got to see some gigantic produce along with prize-winning flowers, berries, and more.

prize winning flowers at the alaska state fair.

giant root vegetable at the alaska state fair.

Rides and attractions

As we wandered around the fair and the daylight faded away the rides and attractions began lighting up. If you only wanted to do a couple of rides, they were expensive, around $7 per person. So we skipped the rides and just enjoyed looking at them.

orca living sculpture at alaska state fair.

rides and games at alaska state fair.

rides at alaska state fair.

living wooly mammoth sculpture at alaska state fair.

midway at alaska state fair.

ride at alaska state fair.

Vegan options at the Alaska State Fair

You don’t normally think of state fairs as being vegan-friendly but there were a few options scattered around the Alaska State Fair.

This Thai spot had vegan pad thai and lettuce rolls.

red bird kitchen at the alaska state fair.

salad rolls at the alaska state fair.

pad thai at the alaska state fair.

And we also found vegan baked goods.

vegan door knob cookies.

vegan nutty chocolate bars.

All in all, we’re glad we were in the right place at the right time to make the Alaska State Fair. It was a first for all of us visiting a fair this large. I’ve only been to county fairs. For many Alaskans, this is the event of the year.

Next post: Another visit to Talkeetna & Healy

Check out all the videos in our Alaska 2018 adventure here.

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