Fall may be short, but Alaskans are experts at celebrating the season in their own quirky style. Travelers looking for a fall getaway should check out these Alaska towns for inspiration:
• Palmer: At Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm, celebrate fall at the annual Harvest Festival, featuring a petting zoo, crafts and cattle train rides.
• Sitka: Alaska Day on Oct. 18 commemorates Alaska becoming a US territory. Sitka’s Alaska Day Festival includes a parade, dancing, kayak racing and much more.
• Fairbanks: The 32nd Annual Fairbanks International Friendship Day honors cultural diversity with performances and food.
Learn more about Alaska’s quirky fall festivals.
– Sami Jo Bailey, The Alaska 100