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HAINES - Heading to Haines for Beer Fest this weekend and looking forward to returning? Interested in visiting Haines and wondering which event to plan your trip around?
Haines summer festivals: Beer Fest and beyond 052009 AE 2 CCW Staff Report HAINES - Heading to Haines for Beer Fest this weekend and looking forward to returning? Interested in visiting Haines and wondering which event to plan your trip around?

Photos By Katie Spielberger

The Fairgrounds in Haines host a variety of events throughout the summer, including the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival in May, and the Southeast Alaska State Fair at the end of July and early August.


Photos By Katie Spielberger

The axe-throwing competition at the 2008 Fair.


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The view from the Ferris wheel at the 2008 Fair.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Story last updated at 5/20/2009 - 11:06 am

Haines summer festivals: Beer Fest and beyond

HAINES - Heading to Haines for Beer Fest this weekend and looking forward to returning? Interested in visiting Haines and wondering which event to plan your trip around?

Haines hosts a variety of events and festivals every summer, culminating in the Southeast Alaska State Fair at the end of July. Here's a preview of what's coming up in the next few months in Haines.

May 22 - 23: 17th Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival

Taste beer from distributors and brewers from around the state and region. A gourmet dinner is held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22, with the Beer Festival tasting and Homebrew award ceremony from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Dalton City on the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds. Music by One Aisle Over and Chilkat Grass. Details: seakfair.org/beerfestival.php, 766-2476 or seakfair@aptalaska.net

May 23 - 25 and May 30-31: King Salmon Derby

Two weekends of fishing competition with great prizes. Details: Kim Larson, 766-3885

June 20: Annual Kluane to Chilkat Bike Relay

This bike relay traverses the road from Haines Junction to Haines, 160 miles through Kluane Park and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Details: Judy Ewald, 766-2455

June 20: 2nd Annual Fresh Salmon BBQ

A community event held at the Klondike in Dalton City. 100 fresh king salmon, BBQ, and music provided by the local Salmon Fisherman's Resource Development Association. Details: fairdirector@aptalaska.net

July 4: Independence Day Celebration

Mt. Ripinsky Run, parade, barbecue, mud volleyball, pie-eating contest and more! Details: Haines Chamber of Commerce, 766-2202 or chamber@haineschamber.org

July 9 - 10: Ride Yukon Motorcycle Event

The third annual Golden Circle Ride during the Ride Yukon Motorcycle Event. Begins in Whitehorse and includes an overnight in Haines. Poker Run, BBQ, music. Details: Ride Yukon at 867-456-RIDE (7433) or info@rideyukon.com

July 30 - August 2: Southeast Alaska State Fair

Four fun-filled days with live music, parade, exhibits, food, logging show, entertainment and more. This year's entertainment is scheduled to include Albino, Pamyua, The WhiskeyDicks, Nicole Fournier, Spoonshire, Shae Laurel, Love Life Music, Nicole Edwards Trio, and the Circus Contraption. Details: seakfair.org, 766-2476 or seakfair@aptalaska.net.


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