Calendar
Events schedule for the 2014 SE Alaska State Fair
State Fair Schedule 073014 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Events schedule for the 2014 SE Alaska State Fair
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Story last updated at 7/30/2014 - 10:57 pm

State Fair Schedule

The Southeast Alaska State Fair is open from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Haines. Admission is free for children 5 years old and younger. Tickets for children 6-12 are $6. Adult admission is $10 Thursday and Sunday and $15 Friday and Saturday. A four-day pass is available for $40.

Thursday, July 31

Opening ceremony, noon, main stage. Sarah Moon sings the National Anthem.

David Krantz, 1 p.m., main stage.

Gepetto’s Junkyard puppeteers, 1 p.m., horse arena. Not just another pretty puppet show!

Kids stage, 1-4 p.m. Crafts for kids.

HI DE HOs, 2 p.m., main stage. This local band performs an eclectic mix that includes swing, jazz, blues and non-contemporary favorites.

Jake Chavez, 3 p.m., main stage. A singer-songwriter from Fairbanks, Chavez plays high-energy acoustic folk-rock.

Fishpickers, 4 p.m., main stage. From Haines and beyond, the Fishpickers ply traditional acoustic instruments including fiddle, mandolin, banjo, upright bass and washboard.

Square dance, 5 p.m., main stage. Sweet Sunny North performs. Len Feldman, Katya Kirsch, Burl Sheldon, Tom Heywood and friends will join with Haines’ own good-time caller, Gene Kennedy, to provide a darn good excuse to get out and dance.

Southeast’s Got Talent, 6 p.m., main stage. Give it your best show in Southeast’s largest talent contest. Two $400 grand prizes for Best Youth Act and Best Adult Act. Winners qualify for the “Alaska’s Got Talent” contest at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer Sept. 3 and a chance to win $2,500 in prizes. Entry forms and contest rules at www.seakfair.org.

North Country Cajun Club, 8 p.m., main stage. This diverse group of Juneau musicians came together through a shared love of the Cajun sounds of Louisiana. Includes Sergei Morosan, Andrew Heist, Erin Hanson and Maridon Boario. Get ready to dance!

Friday, Aug. 1

Windy Valley Boys, noon, main stage. This group from Skagway is a local favorite specializing in roots music.

Singer-songwriter competition, 1 p.m., park stage. Country and bluegrass, blues and folk, and pop performers welcom.

The Quaintrelles, 1 p.m., main stage.

Gepetto’s Junkyard puppeteers, 1 p.m., horse arena. Not just another pretty puppet show!

Kids stage, 1-4 p.m. Crafts for kids.

Shiver Twins, 2 p.m., main stage. This four-piece band from Juneau plays what friends describe as “party punk,” a loud, fun pop experience.

Sarah Moon, 2:45 p.m., main stage.

The God Particles, 3:15 p.m., main stage. Formerly known as Amasia, Tim Hockin, Andrew Cardella, Tully Devine and Eric Holle play gypsy punk music.

Elephant Revival workshop, 3:30 p.m., park stage. Learn about music and social consciousness.

Adventure Race, 4 p.m. This 5K run includes obstacles to climb over, jump on or slither through. Sign up at the Fair information booth or at www.seakfair.org.

Singer-songwriter competition winner performs, 4:15 p.m., main stage.

Wearable art show review, 4:45 p.m., main stage. Original designs range from wacky to fabulous.

The Wool Pullers, 6 p.m., main stage. This acoustic folk duo is well known in Southeast for its harmony.

Skagway Aerial Co., 7 p.m., main stage. Get ready for a show of strength and beauty as these performers demonstrate acrobatics while suspended from the rafters in Paysons Pavilion.

Elephant Revival, 7:30 p.m., main stage.

Ukulele Russ and the Parks Highway Band, 9:30 p.m., main stage. Ukulele Russ hails from Fairbanks, but he and his band are ready to take the ukulele into uncharted territory.

The Whiskeydicks, 10:30 p.m., main stage. These Celtic gypsy punk rockers have spent a decade earning a reputation as one hell of a good time.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Haines Hustle fun run. Registration opens for this seventh annual race at 7:45 a.m. The trail half-marathon race starts at 8 a.m. The 5K and 10K start at 8:30 a.m. Prizes for winners. Walkers and strollers welcome, but no dogs. Preregistration $10, race-day registration $12.

Most loveable dog contest, 10 a.m., Haines Fire Hall. Bring your leashed pal to the fire station for registration in the 20th annual Most Loveable Dog Contest. Show off your dog in the parade, then head to Tlingit Park for prizes.

Grand Parade, 11 a.m. downtown Haines. Parade entrants are asked to muster at the fire hall at 10 a.m. Several divisions offer prizes for best entry. This year’s theme is “Unleash Your Inner Fair.”

Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Dancers, noon, main stage. This Tlingit dance group from Klukwan enchants with traditional song and dance and gorgeous traditional regalia.

Guy Hoffman Horseshoe Tournament, noon, Klondike Saloon. Men’s and women’s singles competition — $5 entry fee with prizes for winners. Sign up at the Klondike.

Juneau Jumpers, 12:35 p.m., main stage. Don’t miss the tricks and athleticism of this Juneau jump-roping squad.

Logging Show, 1 p.m. Events for both guys and gals. Sharpen that axe for the axe-throwing, and fine-tune your favorite saw for bucking competitions.

Fiddle contest, 1 p.m., park stage. Bring your favorite fiddle or violin to join the fun. Five minutes total stage time, accompaniment limited to one other instrument. Cash prizes.

Loveable Dog Contest finalists, 1 p.m., main stage.

Gepetto’s Junkyard puppeteers, 1 p.m., horse arena. Not just another pretty puppet show!

Kids stage, 1-4 p.m. Crafts for kids.

North Country Cajun Club, 1:15 p.m., main stage.

Sarah Moon, 2:15 p.m., main stage.

Devine Funk, 2:45 p.m., main stage. This hard-working Haines rock/funk fusion band includes Steve Ritzinger, Tully Devine, Tim Hockin and Mario Benassi.

Fiddle contest winner performs, 3:45 p.m., main stage.

Hot Toddies, 4 p.m., main stage. From Skagway, this high-energy group plays a little bit of everything.

Fishermen’s Rodeo, 4 p.m., Dalton City. Come test your netmending, gear baiting, survival suit skills, and more. Cash prizes and boots to the winners.

The Lacks, 5 p.m., main stage. This musical family includes five members who hit the road five years ago to continue playing music wherever the road takes them.

Skagway Aerial Co., 6 p.m., main stage. Get ready for a show of strength and beauty as these performers demonstrate acrobatics while suspended from the rafters in Paysons Pavilion.

Playboy Spaceman, 6:30 p.m., main stage. George and Bridget Cross Kuhar, Jason Messing, Simon Taylor and Nickolas Wagner of Juneau present hits from their debut album, “One Heart Army.”

Harrison B, 7:30 p.m., main stage. This American Soul artist hails from Tennessee.

Vagabond Swing, 8:30 p.m., main stage. This Louisiana-based group has escaped the summer heat of the South to bring some musical heat to Southeast Alaska.

Split Lip Rayfield, 10:30 p.m., main stage. This powerhouse trio from Kansas includes Wayne Gottstine, Eric Mardis and Jeff Eaton.

Sunday, Aug. 3

Disc golf tournament, 10 a.m. Check out the improved course

Volleyball tournament, noon. Details: 766-2940.

Zumba dance, noon, main stage.

Guy Hoffman Horseshoe Tournament, noon, Klondike Saloon. Mixed doubles competition — $5 entry fee with prizes for winners. Sign up at the Klondike.

Julia and Beth, 12:30 p.m., main stage. Julia Scott and ER nurse/fair coordinator Beth Bolander will perform an eclectic mix of songs.

Haines Acapella Women’s Choir, 1 p.m., main stage.

HAL’s Pals, 1:30 p.m., main stage. Musicians of all stripes meet weekly at Haines Assisted Living to improve musicianship and entertain residents at the same time.

Men of Note, 2 p.m., main stage. A Haines men’s acapella chorus, singing traditional and modern songs.

Skiff raffle drawing, 2:55 p.m., main stage.

Nicole Edwards, Jeff Alvine and Kid Burfl perform, 3 p.m., main stage. This international trio features two strong singers and a swinging horn player. There’s acoustic guitar, too!


Loading...