Our Mission: The Tanana Valley State Fair Association seeks to highlight and enhance appreciation for Interior Alaska by showcasing competitive and commercial exhibits during an annual fair with community appeal. The fair educates and entertains all participants by providing opportunities to share a rich variety of individual and community endeavors. The Fair encourages and welcomes involvement by all.
The Tanana Valley State Fair sits in the heart of the Interior of Alaska. It is conviently located on the edge of Fairbanks, Alaska at the corner of Aurora Drive and College Road. Founded in 1924, the Tanana Valley StateFair is the oldest fair in the state. Over 1,000 volunteers come together to make this annual summer event an incredible community experience!
This annual fair is a community gathering point featuring family fun for all, including livestock, games, rides, an amusement park, horse shows, art and crafts, competitive exhibits, quilt shows, giant cabbages, contests and special events, and two outdoor stages with free entertainment daily. More than 300 booths and fabulous food can be found at our Fair, making for fantastic meals and snacks, excellent shopping opportunities, and information on community services, programs, and opportunities. You will also enjoy a free Contra Barn Dance and a spectacular fireworks display to close out our last day of the fair!!!