Pigs run through a circular course, chased by a young volunteer, during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Aug. 18, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pigs run through a circular course, chased by a young volunteer, during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair, on Aug. 18, 2018 at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Peninsula Fair returns with family fun

Our peninsula fair is a great peninsula fair.

The annual Kenai Peninsula Fair is headed to the Ninilchik Fairgrounds this weekend, and it’s packed with a full and fun schedule.

From Friday through Sunday, families can enjoy live music, games, contests and the annual 4-H JML Auction, where young people from the peninsula will show and sell the livestock they’ve been working to raise and take care of for months.

Returning are the ever popular fish throwing competition and the racing pigs, along with classics like a pie eating contest and egg tossing contest.

Big ticket events on Saturday also include the parade and several rounds of youth and grand entry rodeo on the grounds.

Below is the full schedule:

Friday, Aug. 16

Ocean stage

1 p.m. – Spoon Man

4 p.m. – Nuther Brothers

5:30 p.m. – Crabshoot

7 p.m. – KP Brass Band

Inlet stage

noon – Don the Magician

1 p.m. – Muzik Man

2 p.m. Ring-A-Lings

3 p.m. – Hurricane Dave

4 p.m. – Meg Anderson

6 p.m. Alaska’s Got Talent


1 p.m. – Racing pigs

1:30 p.m. – Pie eating contest

2 p.m. – Egg tossing contest

3 p.m. – Racing pigs

4 p.m. – Fish throwing competition

5 p.m. – Racing pigs

7 p.m. – Barrel races

Saturday, Aug. 17

Ocean stage

noon – Nuther Brothers

1 p.m. – Muzik Man

3 p.m. – Crabshoot

4 p.m. – Spoon Man

5 p.m. – KP Brass Band

6:30 p.m. – Pierce Avenue

Inlet stage

1:30 p.m. – Hurricane Dave

3 p.m. – Don the Magician

4:30 p.m. – Meg Anderson

6 p.m. – Spoon Man


11 a.m. – Parade

noon – Youth Rodeo

noon – 4-H JML Live Auction

1 p.m. – Racing pigs

2 p.m. – Ranch Rodeo

3 p.m. – Racing pigs

4 p.m. – Fish throwing competition

5 p.m. – Rodeo grand entry

5 p.m. – Racing pigs

Sunday, Aug. 18

Ocean stage

10:15 a.m. – Gospel

11 a.m. – Muzik Man

noon – TBA

12:45 p.m. – Spoon Man

2 p.m. – Pierce Avenue

Inlet stage

11 a.m. – Don the Magician

1:30 p.m. – Don the Magician

3 p.m. – Spoon Man


10 a.m. – Lego Robotics

1 p.m. – Racing pigs

2 p.m. – Hands on Crafts

2 p.m. – Rodeo grand entry

3 p.m. – Racing pigs

Admission to the fair can be bought at the gate and costs $15 for an adult day pass, $25 for a two-person day pass, $35 for a family day pass, $5 for a day pass for kids, seniors and military, $10 for a three-day pass for kids, seniors and military, and $40 for an adult three-day pass.

For more information, go to kenaipeninsulafair.com.

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