Saturday's Alaska State Fair schedule

August 24, 2012 

Saturday's best bets

• Alaska State Fair Parade. Check out the floats and get a sneak peek at some of the fair performers as they wind their way through downtown Palmer, 11 a.m.

• Moose Calling Contest. Contestants show off their best moose impressions, grunting out their best cow and bull calls. Woodlot Stage, 2 p.m.

• Big & Rich. The country music duo takes the Borealis Stage with country-rapper Cowboy Troy and singer-songwriter Bradley Gaskin, 7 p.m., $40 (plus fair admission).

• Gymnastics. Experiencing gymnastics withdrawal since the Olympics ended? There's a full slate of gymnastic events happening at the Pebble Corral. Excel Gymnastics performs 4:30 p.m., Denali Gymnastics at 5:15 and 6:45 p.m. and the Denali Rhythmic Team performs 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

-- Matt Sullivan

11 a.m. -- Alaska State Fair Parade In Downtown Palmer

Borealis Theatre

7 p.m. -- Big and Rich with Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin**

The Sluicebox

No minors after 6 p.m.

1:30 p.m. -- Nate May and His Country Jumpers

3 p.m. -- Kari and Billy

4:30 p.m. -- Brook Faulk Band

6:30 p.m. -- Rock-It Rangers

8:30 p.m. -- Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Jolly Roger Pub

2 p.m. -- Eric and Sean Braendel

3 p.m. -- Jubilee

4 p.m. -- Fish and Chips

5 p.m. -- Kari and Billy

6 p.m. -- Mike Olson

7 p.m. -- Carhartt Brothers

Borealis Plaza Tent

10-5 p.m. -- Greatland Chili Fiesta

9 p.m. -- Rodeo Dance with the Ken Peltier Band**

Woodlot Stage

2 p.m. -- Moose Calling Contest

4 p.m. -- Parent-Child Look-Alike Contest

7 p.m. -- Marrakesh Express

Woodlot

1, 3 and 6 p.m. -- Scheer's Lumberjack Show

Grandstand

6 p.m. -- Alaska Supercross**

Grandstand Lawn

1, 3 and 5 p.m. -- Pirates for Hire, live-action, pirate-themed entertainment troupe

Don Sheldon Events Center

10 a.m.-10 p.m. -- "Our Body: Live Healthy" educational exhibit displays real human specimens (Recommended for ages 12 and older.)

Colony Stage

10:30 a.m. -- Sunshine Generation of Eagle River

11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -- Swingset Hooligans

Noon -- Acilquq Dancers

12:30 and 2:30 p.m. -- Sonja's Studio

1 p.m. -- Linda Sahara Middle Eastern Dancers

1:30 p.m. -- Alaska Moving Arts Center

2, 4 and 7 p.m. -- Powerhouse

3 p.m. -- Underground Dance Co.

3:30 p.m. -- Stars Dance and Drill

5 p.m. -- Midnight Sun Cloggers

5:30 p.m. -- Borealis Dancers

6 p.m. -- Paws and Taws Square Dance

8 p.m. -- Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band

10 p.m. -- Alaskanette Baton Corps

Bluebonnet Stage

12:30, 3 and 6:30 p.m. -- Paul Isaak, juggler

1 p.m. -- O Tallulah

2 p.m. -- Three Fish in a Tree

2:30 p.m. -- Hopper Family Band

3:30 p.m. -- Eric and Sean Braendel

4:30 p.m. -- Josh and Eve Anderson, Hot sibling harmonies

5:30 p.m. -- Carhartt Brothers

Pioneer Plaza

2, 4 and 6 p.m. -- Cirque De La Vie

Corral

11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. -- Okamoto's School of Karate

11:30 a.m. -- Eagle River Rage

11:45 p.m. -- a.m. -- Service High Cheer

Noon and 2:15 p.m. -- Wasilla High Cheer

12:15 and 2 p.m. -- Underground Dance Co.

1 and 2:30 p.m. -- Stars Dance and Drill

1:15 and 3 p.m. -- Palmer High Cheer

1:30 and 3:30 p.m. -- AK Pride Drill Team

1:45 p.m. -- and 3:15 p.m. -- MVD Dance Studio

2:45 p.m. -- and 3:45 p.m. -- Colony High JV and Varsity

4 and 6 p.m. -- Tae Kwan Do USA

4:30 p.m. -- Excel Gymnastics

5:15 and 6:45 p.m. -- Denali Gymnastics

5:30 and 7 p.m. -- Denali Rhythmic Tea5:45 and 7:15 Denali Dance and Cheer

Raven's People Tent

2 p.m. -- Acilquq Dancers

2:30 and 4 p.m. -- Bee Akee Curtis, Inupiaq storyteller

3:30 and 5:30 p.m. -- Hooper Bay Dancers

5 and 7 p.m. -- Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim

6 p.m. -- World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Demo

Wineck Barn

11 a.m. -- Colony History Garden presentation by Machetanz Elementary students and teachers.

Noon and 5 p.m. -- "Alaska Far Away" documentary about New Deal pioneers

Noon-8 p.m. -- UAF "OneTree" Birch Art Exhibit

1:30 p.m. -- Garden tours guided by the fair's head gardener

2 p.m. -- "Where the River Matanuska Flows" documentary

Kid Zone

10 a.m.-8 p.m. -- Children's garden

1, 4 and 6 p.m. -- Woody's Menagerie, educational wildlife exhibit

Farm Exhibits

10 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Mat-Su Rabbit/Cavy Breeders Association Show

Noon-4 p.m. -- Swine, sheep and goat open showmanship and conformation

Noon-8 p.m. -- Fowl Weather Friends, hens and roosters in a barnyard setting.

Noon-8 p.m. -- Petting zoo

Noon-10 p.m. -- Crop, flower, livestock, rabbit and poultry exhibits

Milking Parlor in Farm Exhibits

1 and 3 p.m. -- Musk ox presentation by the Musk Ox Farm

2 p.m. -- Skunk demonstration

4 and 4:45 p.m. -- Goat milking demonstration

5 p.m. -- Cow milking demonstration

Hoskins Exhibits

11:30 a.m. -- Paint a Lady Bug Rock

12:30 p.m. -- Quick Sew a Potholder

1:30 p.m. -- Recycled Paper Beads

2:30 p.m. -- Recycling How and Why

3:30 p.m. -- Microwave Peanut Brittle

4 p.m. -- Kid's Crafts

Irwin Exhibits

Noon-10 p.m. -- Woodworking, quilting, fiber arts, hand and needlework demos

Noon-10 p.m. -- Quilt show, on the hour

Yellow Gate Lawn

1, 4 and 6 p.m. -- Equi-Mazing equestrian trick riders

France Equestrian Center

2 p.m. -- Alaska State Fair Rodeo**

Around the Grounds

11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. -- Flight Crew, UAA student team pursuing higher education

1, 3, 5 and 7:30 p.m. -- King BMX Stunt Show

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