Monday, September 6, 2010

Alaska State Fair

Breaking News! This year the State record for the heaviest pumpkin was broken: 1,101 pounds! In the foreground of the all-important pig auction was an incredible display of giant fruits and vegetables, proudly displaying their winning rosettes.

We didn't make it to the Beard and Moustache Championships, but after the Moose Calling and Tall Tales Contest, we watched the Lumberjack Show. A couple of very handsome, bearded, plaid shirt-clad lumberjacks treated us to a manly display of chopping, sawing, carving, axe-throwing and more!

Another highlight was the guest appearances by father and son master dog mushers, Dick and Lance Mackey. Lance won this year's Iditarod and is quite the local hero!

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