Part 1: The Alaska State Fair Vibe- Palmer, AK

Last night, my son and I went to the Alaska State Fair.  Our primary reason was a concert, but we also wanted to check out the exhibits as well.  As far as the vibe, it was very relaxed.  Most people were dressed for comfort and warmth.  Everyone seemed happy to participate.

Tour of ASF

As far as the weather, it was quite cool.  In fact, it reminded me of cool October mornings in south Georgia because the humidity level was extremely high.  When high humidity meets cooler weather, it collides and makes people feel much colder than the temperature gauge displays.  However, if you looked toward the skyline, you realized you were indeed NOT in south Georgia because there were mountains everywhere.

I would love to share some sights and even sounds with you from the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska. It was a fun experience; although, it was not inexpensive for the amount of time we were there.  We arrived at 7:00 P.M. because Connor had to work all day.  The two concerts were both about 40 minutes each and the tickets were approximately $50 per person considering the fair admission.  The views were astounding though.  In fact, at one point, we were staring at the mountain with a helicopter and two planes, different depths, within our sight line.  If only my phone camera could capture that spectacular view.  Oh well… I hope you enjoy the video and some pictures of what I could capture. I will start with a song by “Lovely the Band.” (There is one use of profanity before the music starts. Beware!)

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Connor is relaxing outside the designated concert space.
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What a view!
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I am definitely feeling lucky to sit in this beautiful setting.

Shown below are some beautiful flowers located in the main agricultural building (called the Farm Exhibit barn) not far from the concert stage.  I will number these images.  If you know the name of the flower, please comment with this information.

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Purple flower – 1
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Deep Brown flower – 2
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Spotted Lavender flower – 3
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Orange flower – 4
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Burgundy Burst – 5
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I call this one, “swaying in the wind.” -6
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The yellow lady – 7
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Yellow Lovely – 8

On another side of the the Farm Exhibit barn, there were other cool things like animals, mushrooms, and giant vegetables.  These are shown below.

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What a monster!
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Cabbage anyone?
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Giant Squash
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The beets, man!
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Inside the Farm Exhibit barn
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On the way out of the Farm Exhibit barn – a display to dazzle the children
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Heading out of the Farm Exhibit Barn

Next, we went into a building called the Irwin building, if I recall correctly.  I forgot to take a picture of the outside but there were some really neat things inside it as well.

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The before picture shows a plain dresser but the after product is beautiful!
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Someone put a lot of energy into creating this project
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This is really cool! The spring breakup is a happy time but not for this truck!
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This is really neat. The pennies on the edge of the table are bent to fit appropriately.
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Craftsmanship!

I will have more adventures to share with you soon.  Have a happy day!

XOXO,

Mel

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