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2019 ALASKA - JULY and AUGUST 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2018  -  2017  -   2015)


July 4, 2019  4TH OF JULY

There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 12-13, 2019
Copper River Salmon Jam
Cordova, Alaska
An authentic Alaska community, the surprisingly artsy, coastal town of Cordova lives and breathes fishing. Every July, through this family-friendly festival, local nonprofits and loads of volunteers come together to raise awareness of the region’s rich resources and raise funds to support art opportunities with 2 days of live music, a wild food cook-off, running events and free kids’ activities. There’s also a beer tent, artisan craft fair and lots of fun for all ages at Cordova’s beautiful Mt. Eyak Ski Area. Stay tuned for the live music line up, filled with amateur and professional acts from around the state of Alaska & beyond! This is a fundraising event for Cordova’s arts council: Cordova Arts & Pageants, which brings artists from all over the world to perform for the community of Cordova and share their art in the schools all year long.

July 25-28, 2019  Southeast Alaska State Fair - Haines, Alaska
Four days of concerts, food, exhibits, contests, rides, and much more. Don't miss the Fishermen's King Salmon BBQ.

August 2-4, 2019  44th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival
Ketchikan, Alaska
Thousands celebrate the blueberry in style with an art show, Best Blueberry Dish Contest, Blueberry Pie Eating Contest, contests, Gigglefeet Dance Festival, Trout Fishing in America Poetry Slam and many choices of blueberry cuisine.

August 2-11, 2019  Tanana Valley State Fair - Fairbanks, Alaska
The Tanana Valley State Fair sits in the heart of the Interior of Alaska. It is conveniently located on the edge of Fairbanks, Alaska. Founded in 1924, the Tanana Valley State Fair is the oldest fair in the state. This annual fair is a community gathering point featuring family fun for all, including livestock, games, rides, an amusement park, horse shows, art and crafts, competitive exhibits, quilt shows, giant cabbages, contests and special events, and two outdoor stages with free entertainment daily.  Food Related Special Events:  Bubble Gum Blowing Contest; Freight Dog Pull; Lawnmower Races; Pie Eating Contest; Watermelon Eating Contest -- Food Related Competitive Exhibits:  Mushrooms; Food Preservation; Bake Off; Culinary Capers; Culinary; Agricultural Education; Equine; 4 Livestock; Giant Cabbage; Novelty Vegetables; Vegetables; 4-H.  Many other events and entertainment.


August 10-18, 2019
64th Seward Silver Salmon Derby - Seward, Alaska
The Seward Silver Salmon Derby is one of the oldest and largest fishing derbies in the State.  Anglers vie for the largest Coho (Silver) Salmon and try to catch tagged fish worth prizes. Anglers turn their fish in daily, which are sold to raise funds for fish enhancement efforts.  Heaviest Fish prizes up to $10,000 and Tagged fish up to $50,000!

August 16-17, 2019  73rd Golden North Salmon Derby - Juneau, Alaska
Sponsored by the Territorial Sportsmen, this is the oldest continuous salmon derby in Alaska. Large cash and merchandise prizes are awarded. Proceeds from the derby fund scholarships.  (also: )

August 16-18, 2019  25th Annual Alaska Greek Festival
Anchorage, Alaska
Come and enjoy the best of Greek culture in Alaska! Taste traditional foods from lamb to vegan and traditional Greek pastries. Enjoy traditional Greek folk music and Greek folk dancing.  Stop by the Agora (marketplace) to buy books, pottery, jewelry and more. Free parking and free admission! Bring the whole family rain or shine!

August 22-September 2, 2019  Alaska State Fair - Palmer, Alaska
Located in the heart of the Chugach Mountains in the fertile Matanuska-Susitna Valley, the Fair is home to record-setting giant vegetables, grown in the long days of summer when the sun stays out much longer than it does in the lower US. Records include a 138-pound cabbage, 18.9-pound carrot, 39.5-pound broccoli, 39-inch bean, and 1,287-pound pumpkin.  Alaska Seafood Throwdown, Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Beef Throwdown, Moose Calling Contest, etc.  Other attractions include concerts, a rodeo, fair food, Baked Goods, Canning and Livestock exhibits.  Attendance: 290,000

2018 ALASKA - JULY and AUGUST 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates

August 11, 2018 - Sitka Seafood Festival - Sitka, Alaska
We will be hosting activities, games, a vendor market, booths, and dock walks all day. The events will start at 9AM and end around 7 PM.  The vision of this festival is to allow locals and visitors to experience and celebrate the fishing culture and heritage that our local economies, palates, and pantries depend on, as well as the unique ecosystems of Southeast Alaska that sustain our fish and families.


August 18-19, 2018
11th Annual Alyeska Resort Blueberry Festival
Alyeska, Alaska
Join us for a celebration of the lush blueberry season. This family-oriented outdoors event features FREE live music, berry picking, local arts and crafts booths, tasty blueberry treats, cooking demos, beer and wine garden, hiking and biking, chair massages, pie eating contest, blueberry creations contest and more! Whether you're in the mood for funnel cake or fine art, our local vendors will have what you're looking for.

August 31-Sept 2, 2018
Cordova Fungus Festival
Cordova, Alaska
Throughout this three day event, Fungus Festival attendees will have opportunities to learn more about local mushrooms, participate in mushroom related arts and crafts, and celebrate mushrooms and other wild harvested foods in a Wild Food Dinner.  There will be daily guided forays, an identification table and an expert key note speaker.

2017 ALASKA - JULY and AUGUST 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates

July 29, 2017  5th annual Beer & Bacon Festival
Anchorage, Alaska
From 1:00pm - 6:00 pm.  Taste some of Anchorage's best bacon dishes. Live entertainment all day.  Enter to win the annual Bacon Eating Competition.  Additional prizes for best bacon costume and more!  This is Anchorage's premier summer event - don't miss it!!

2015 ALASKA - JULY and AUGUST 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates

August 7, 2015  4th Salmon Daze Festival  - Anchorage, Alaska
At the Anchorage Museum Quad!  Salmon Daze is a local event for the City of Anchorage to celebrate one of Alaska’s most valuable resources: Wild Salmon!  Cooking Demonstrations from the chefs at the new pop up restaurant in Downtown Anchorage: Harvest, Salmon Canning Workshops, Fish Pond photo-op, food Vendors & Muse, and Live Music and Beer Garden will be just a few fun events at Salmon Daze. Local art vendors will also be lined up to showcase and sell each of their beautiful pieces.



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