Alaska State Fair finishes with a flourish


The Alaska State Fair returned from their one-year hiatus with a flourish, to the delight of Alaskans all over. Monday was first responder day at the fair, honoring the men and women who serve as police, firefighters and EMS. Thousands of cars packed the parking lots, soaked and muddy from the wet fair weather that poured down on Palmer all weekend.

For Leah Blair, 2021 was her introduction to the Alaska State Fair. With a booth on the Red Spur trail, Blair got to meet hundreds of prospective customers and discover what could become of three weeks displaying her art to fairgoers.

“I’ve been an artist for a long time

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