There are two types of Alaskans: (1) those who love the State Fair, and (2) the rest. When the haters throw out such excuses as "too many people" and "expensive food," we fair lovers laugh at their nonsense. HA! we say. PISH POSH. People and food are the very reasons that attract us to the fairgrounds each August. Where else can you eat a gyro sandwich, a cream puff, a pork chop on a stick, and an ice cream cone all on the same day? Who doesn't want to run into old friends throughout the afternoon and catch up on what's been happening in their lives? The kids ride the twirly-things, Daddy checks out the four wheelers on display, and Mommy walks among the quilts and jars of jelly. Everybody's happy.
Life isn't worth living without an annual visit to the Alaska State Fair.