Mat-Su jamboree features rides, fair food, vendors, games

    The Alaska State Fair may be closed this year, but Golden Wheel Amusements is using the traditional fairgrounds in Palmer to host a three-week event that includes many of the most popular rides, vendors and games.

    The “Hometown Jamboree” kicked off on Aug. 8 and runs through Aug. 23, 12-10 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    Golden Wheel is featuring 25 of the most popular rides with guests paying one entry price that includes unlimited rides.

    To address any COVID-19 concerns the event has spaced rides and attraction further apart than usual. Regular sanitation will be observed, and attendees are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks. Employees, however, must wear masks.

    Food, games and beer garden purchases are available for additional costs.

    Due to a limited 2,000 daily occupancy, Golden Wheel is taking reservations in advance to guarantee entry. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Parking is free.

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