Right as rain: Come end of August each year, as tourist crowds dwindle and weather turns cooler, Alaskans look toward the Matanuska Valley and its annual, two-week showcase of arts, crafts, lumber jacks, oversized vegetables and Alaska kitsch at the State Fairgrounds in Palmer.

Find the Alaska State Fair schedule below [Adobe Flash or Adobe Shockwave software required to view booklet]. Check out the fair's website here.