We were greeted with some great live music from one of the stages just
past the entrance. The Redhead Express was playing, and they were really talented! I'll be looking them up on iTunes ;)
View of the stage
Yes, the dinosaur and reptile exhibits were "kid zones,"
but it is fun to do kid stuff!!!
A HUGE horned tortoise
...there were several large snakes as well as this guy- a rescued
alligator that was very well-behaved; he was definitely a hit!
We looked at some of the vendor booths and then headed
over to the turkey leg stand (a reasonable but yummy fair treat)
Meat and more meat- mmm
The next exhibit we looked at was for baking and canning...
I may have to enter sometime if I'm off of work :D
Some of the winners
On to the monster veggies! I am always amazed at how big these get!
The Matanuska Valley is very fertile- even with AK's short growing season
Now that's a Great Pumpkin!
Some beautiful Alaska-grown flowers
Up next- the critters...
Happy little chicks :)
The animal exhibits included cows, sheep, pigs, birds,
rabbits, and goats (my favorite to watch). Babies are always cute
We walked around a bit more, got a few souvenirs,
and decided to head out before the traffic began to pile up.
It was a great way to spend time outside in the sun, and a good
"last excursion" for our time off. Looking forward to the next time already :)