What makes the Tanana Valley State Fair unique is its emphasis on local talent and showcasing the best of Alaska’s Interior. The oldest fair in the state, The Tanana Valley State Fair has been whooping it up since 1924 — that’s 86 years! The nine-day event features a variety…
They call it the Golden Heart City. And between its history as an energetic mining town, its location in the heart of Alaska, the midnight sun and genuine hospitality, the name is no misnomer. It’s Alaska’s second largest city and a hub to the Interior. If you like to be…
As Alaskans, we have experienced almost everything — from snowstorms in May to moose staking claim on our gardens. We have fought the mighty kings of the Kenai, skied the north face of Mount Alyeska and taken a boat to the face of a calving glacier. So it’s not hard…Read More
“Weekend at Base Camp” is a blog series that shares how you can plan a weekend escape full of adventures to enjoy our Alaska-sized backyard.
With spring in Alaska comes a number of fun runs, charity walks and other noble athletic endeavors – none hosted better than the Alaska Visitor Industry Charity Walk, affectionately dubbed the “Graze to Raise.” The tourism industry knows hospitality and knows how to throw a party and the Visitor…Read More
I’m looking forward to Arctic Man week! Arctic Man takes place about 4 hours from Fairbanks near Summit Lake Alaska. The races are great to watch and the riding in the Hoodoo mountains is full of great views and…Read More
by John Scherzer Looking for something exciting to do this March? Take advantage of the great weather and bundle yourself up and go check out the Ice Park. Fairbanks, Alaska is the home of world class sculptors who work together to create incredible ice carvings and a winter wonderland for…Read More
As New Years Eve hit the radar, we decided we wanted to do something at Fairbanks Princess Lodge to celebrate. We thought about various concepts, but kept returning to a multi course dinner with great wine and food. We knew this would appeal to a segment of people who might…Read More
Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge is gearing up for the New Year’s Eve Wine Dinner on Thursday. The menu looks pretty fantastic, with a wine pairing for each course. Plus a champagne toast at midnight – all included in the dinner price. Any blog readers attending the Wine Dinner –we’d…Read More
As a life long Alaskan (39 years), there were a lot of things that I had yet to accomplish. One of these was running a 10k race on June 21st, the longest day of the year. The 10k race held on the summer solstice is called the Midnight Sun Run.