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In 2012, just like in 1962, Seattle remains a hot and happenin' destination. 

Scott McMurren
Even before the official reading was taken, it was no secret that grower Dale Marshall would win the 2012 Alaska's Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Alaska State Fair. Mike Dunham
Here's what's going on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Alaska State Fair.
Wasilla middle schooler and budding marine scientist Keefer Brown fell in love with seals at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. The 14-year-old wanted to "adopt" a seal for the center's SeaStar program, but had to raise the $50. He got the idea of scouring the beach for curious or attractive items while visiting his grandparents in Seldovia and using the flotsam to decorate candles he then sold from a table near the Seldovia boat harbor.Mike Dunham
Events, concerts, and performances at the fair
"Our Body: Live Healthy," on display at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, not only marks the first time that an exhibit of "plastinated" human bodies -- the corpses of real people preserved and prepared to show anatomical details -- has been shown in Alaska. It also appears to be the first time that fairgoers anywhere can view the exhibit without paying a ticket fee in addition to their fair admission.Mike Dunham
Events, concerts, and performances at the fair
Summer is winding to a close, and that means another Alaska State Fair is upon us. A reunited Creed kicked off this year's concert series on Thursday, but the Borealis stage still offers a full slate of classic rock, country, comedy and more. Here's a breakdown of this year's performers. Note: Ticket prices do not include fair admission, which is required to attend each concert.Matt Sullivan
A rundown of this weekend events, performances and showtimes at the Alaska State Fair.

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