"Palmer -- The Alaska State Fair" Palmer by kaloz

Palmer Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 79 photos

More than Giant Cabbage

Palmer is located in the Mat-Su Valley, (Matanuska-Susitna) which is the agricultural region of Alaska. Alaska has a short growing season, but with 20+ hours of daylight, the produce here is huge. The giant cabbage competition is today (time of writing -- not time of visit) and the question is will it weigh over 100 pounds!

Topiary Merry Go Round

For all you fans of topiary, this merry go round is a must. It is fantastic! Lion! Horse! Al Paca! Unicorn! and the Frog-Prince! Just a stunning display.

Fun for the Family

Bring the kids, and have fun. Get your hair done, or just enjoy some cotton-candy. There are sights, sounds, and smells to delight all age groups.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fun at the Fair
  • Cons:Easy to over indulge in fair foods
  • In a nutshell:Fun for everyone
  • Last visit to Palmer: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • May 29, 2009 at 7:19 AM

    Nice tips. i like the: Scarecrows all in a row tip and the picture!!

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    Mar 13, 2005 at 8:29 PM

    Wish I had read your page before we visited Alaska!

  • mrclay2000's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 7:04 PM

    Though I was anxious to get back home, I wish I had more time and bigger yield on my adventures. Now what about that Kodiak Island page?

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2003 at 8:01 AM

    Deep Fried Twinkies!?! Eat 3 of those then hop on the Topiary Merry-go-round and see what happens!! Looks like you had a cool time Nick!!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2003 at 7:10 PM

    cotton candy and caramel aple...yummy. childhood memos lovely page Nick


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