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2016 ALASKA - JULY and AUGUST 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013)

July 4, 2016  4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
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 15-16, 2016  Copper River Wild Salmon Festival - Cordova, Alaska
Experience the energy and enthusiasm of our rustic fishing commmunity in the heart of Prince William Sound (home to world famous wild Copper River salmon).  Taste of Cordova, Art, Salmon Jam, music, road races and educational events. The Copper River Wild! Festival aims to celebrate salmon and promote the health and sustainability of local salmon runs.

July 28-31, 2016  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.


July 30, 2016
4th annual Beer & Bacon Festival
Anchorage, Alaska
From 1:00pm - 8:00 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!! 

August 5-14, 2016 - 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 12-14, 2016  70th 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.
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August 13-21, 2016  61st 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 19-21, 2016  22nd 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 20-21, 2016  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 25-Sept 5, 2016
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

August 26-28, 2016  Girdwood Fungus Fair - Girdwood, Alaska
We put the "Fun" in Fungus Fair.  Hang on to your Fomes fomentarius hats! We've got another impressive "myco-lineup" for the Fungus Fair!  Forays with Fungus Masters.  Mushroom Display.  Five Course Fungus Feast, Art Workshops, Live Music, Much More.

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.

August 7-9, 2015  Sitka Seafood Festival
Sitka, Alaska
The Sitka Seafood Festival is on hold for 2016.  Will return in 2017.

August 8-9, 2015  Blueberry Festival - Girdwood, Alaska
The festival includes live music, arts and crafts, barbeque, beer garden, mountain run, blueberry picking and dessert contests.

2013 ALASKA - JULY and AUGUST 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

August 2-4, 2013  Annual Blueberry Arts Festival - Ketchikan, Alaska
Thousands celebrate the blueberry in style with an art show, contests, Battle of the Bands, Gigglefeet Dance Festival, Trout Fishing in America Poetry Slam and many choices of blueberry cuisine.




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