The Southeast Alaska State Fair, held annually in Haines, Alaska, is a much-anticipated celebration that brings together the best of the region’s culture, art, and community spirit. This vibrant fair features an array of events and activities that showcase the talents and interests of Southeast Alaskans.
Events and Activities
Visitors can enjoy live music performances spanning various genres, from local bands to nationally recognized acts, creating an electrifying atmosphere. The fairgrounds buzz with excitement, offering everything from traditional fair contests and exhibits, including produce, livestock, crafts, and baking competitions, to unique Southeast Alaska events like logging competitions, which pay homage to the region’s rich logging history. The fair also provides a platform for local artists and craftsmen to display and sell their work, offering attendees a glimpse into the creative soul of the area. For families, there are plenty of activities to keep children entertained, including carnival rides, games, and educational workshops.
The Hammer Museum, an unusual and fascinating attraction, presents the history of humanity’s first tool, with a collection that spans centuries and cultures. For a deeper dive into the region’s past, the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center showcases local Tlingit culture, pioneer history, and the natural history of the Chilkoot Trail, providing context and depth to the Haines experience.