Having Fun is Hard Work

Want to know what it takes to get headliner entertainers for the AT&T Borealis Concert Series? The series is a highlight for many Alaska State Fairgoers – but planning all that fun is also a lot of hard work! In part one of our behind-the-scenes peek at the concert-planning process, we looked at how we […]

See Darryl Worley for Free!

Country singer-songwriter Darryl Worley is coming to the Alaska State Fair – and you can win tickets to see his show for free! We’re proud to partner with 99.7 KMBQ to present the concert, “A Night for Our Community and its Veterans,” on Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m. While you can purchase reserved seating […]

Weigh in on School Calendar by May 24

School schedules have a huge impact on families. And the earlier start date for the Anchorage and Mat-Su districts impacts both families and the Alaska State Fair. We addressed this topic in a post earlier this month, and encouraged you to weigh in on the Anchorage school year calendar – and specifically whether you’d like […]

Big Name Concerts Without Breaking the Bank

Concert ticket prices are a hot topic right now. And we hear that. The truth is, bringing headliner entertainers to the Alaska State Fair isn’t cheap. The asking price for some of the artists we’ve considered for our AT&T Borealis Concert Series has ranged anywhere from $20,000 to $200,000 – plus travel costs! The fact […]

Win Free Concert Tickets!

Want to win two free tickets to the concert of your choice at the 2010 Alaska State Fair? Here’s your opportunity! There’s three easy ways to enter: Sign up for e-mail updates from the Fair. Sign up for mobile updates from the Fair. Become a Fair Facebook fan. Already a fan on Facebook? Currently getting […]

Concerts at the 2010 Fair

We’re announcing the entertainers for this year’s AT&T Borealis Concert Series at the Alaska State Fair! (Five months of planning!) Cutting-edge comedy! Rock & roll and country superstars! One of Alaska’s emerging rock bands! We think it might be one of our most impressive line-ups ever: Hinder August 26 @ 7pm Collective Soul August 27 […]

School Calendars & Fair Schedules–Do They Make the Grade?

Kids and families make up a large portion of Fair visitors. The event attracts families with school-age children, as well as many teen employees, vendors, volunteers and event participants. That’s why we pay close attention to the school calendars in the Mat-Su Valley and in Anchorage.Several years ago, both the Mat-Su Borough School District and […]