Ken Peltier

Ken Peltier will perform at Matanuska Brewery Saturday. 

Harvest Fest

Alaska State Fair’s alternative event, Harvest Fest, is moving forward as planned this weekend, opening to the public Friday at noon, running through Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m.

Admission must be pre-ordered to accommodate social distancing efforts. Admission is $6 per person, and children 5 are admitted for free. Parking is free. Tickets must be purchased online or by phone prior to the event. For more information, visit

Second to last Friday Fling

Palmer’s iconic market, the Friday Fling is free to enter and a family-friendly environment. Every week is a chance to shop for locally grown produce, handmade goods, and fresh meals from food trucks. Plus, there’s always a variety of activities and musical acts at every Fling.

Friday Fling runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 907-745-2880 or visit The final market of the season is Sept. 11.

Countryfest at Matanuska Brewery

The public is invited to join the Matanuska Brewery for a night of live music and dancing at the brewery and tap room. Local country performer Ken Peltier and his band are slated to play during the event with visiting musician Ray Scott from Nashville to follow. Sets begin at 5 p.m. this Saturday.

Admission for this event is free. There will be food trucks, a beer trailer, and tents set up. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. For more information, call 907-745-2337.

49th State Street Rodders Freedom Flag Run

The 49th State Street Rodders are staging at Wasilla High School with decorated cars before caravanning over to the Alaska Raceway Park. Staging begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday.

They will hold a flag folding ceremony at the track to start off the subsequent car show.

Those unable to cruise but still interested in showing their cars can still come out to the track around noon. All vehicle types are welcome, including antique, classic and custom cars and trucks, muscle cars, imports, motorcycles, rods, and “works in progress.” Visit the AK 49th State Street Rodders Facebook page for more information.

Contact Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reporter Jacob Mann at

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