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Family fun at 37th annual Girdwood Forest Fair

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch
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The 37th annual Girdwood Forest Fair is gearing up for this weekend.

The fair runs through Sunday June 8 in Girdwood, Alaska, located about 35 miles south of Anchorage. The Forest Fair features hand-made goods and crafts, art, live music, a beer garden, food carts and entertainment. It's a family-friendly event free to the public.

If you want to camp nearby, there is a $25 per-person, per-night charge. Parking is limited, but there will be a shuttle service available for fairgoers who park at the Alyeska Resort Day Lodge or other spots in the area.

Festivities kick off on Saturday July 2 at 10 a.m. with the Forest Fair Parade.

Fairgrounds will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free unless you choose to camp.

For more information visit the Alaska Girdwood Forest Fair site here, and for the list of musical acts slated for the main stage, visit the lineup posted by The Anchorage Press.