Contests, Competitions, and Showcases

Celebrating our unique lifestyle

Southeast's Got Talent

Thursday 5:00 pm, Main Stage

Sing! Dance! Juggle!  Make bird calls!  Whatever it is that is your special talent, come show it off for the judges and the Fair!  Winners in the adult and youth divisions qualify for the Alaska’s Got Talent Competition Finals in Palmer in September.

Open and read the rules and regulations, then submit your entry via the downloadable PDF entry form attached to the rules and regulations, or through our office.

***Maximum 14 total contestants***

Deadline to enter is 3 pm Thursday, July 28. $10 entry fee is due before competition.

Sponsored by the Haines Arts Council and Skagway Arts Council.

Congratulations to 2021 Youth winner Nate White of Haines, and Adult winner Vanessa Wishstar of Haines!

Southeast Strong

Friday 3:00 pm, Ravens Arena

The Southeast Strong Competition challenges competitors in trials of Farmer’s Carry, Box Jump, Pull Ups, Tire Flips, Squat, and Battle Rope!  Test your functional strength Friday at 3:00 pm at Ravens Arena.  Register at the Fair Info Booth or at the start of the event. Sponsored by BodyIQ

sign up at the event, 3 pm Friday at Ravens Arena

Beach Wrestling

Beach wrestling is a popular international sport that integrates elements of sumo, greco-roman, freestyle, and collegiate wrestling.  It made its debut to the United States just over a decade ago and has been steadily gaining popularity. We have taken this sport and modified the rules to make it easy to understand and participate in.  There will be categories based on age, gender, and size.  No experience necessary.  Come and join Haines’ first ever outdoor wrestling tournament for physical and friendly competition! Organized by Andrew Cardella.  Register at the Fair Info Booth or the start of the event. Sponsored by BodyIQ

Wearable Art Review

Friday 5:00 pm, Main Stage

Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind art made for the human body! Designs from artists all over Southeast Alaska and the Yukon take to our runway for this fun and fabulous event.

Want to know more about that it takes to have your work in our show? Read our guidelines here.

Sponsored by Sarah J’s Coffee & Eatery

Singer/Songwriter Competition

Friday 1:00 pm, Park Stage

Country or pop, gospel or folk, bluegrass or blues.  Bring your original song and perform it for a panel of judges and compete against other songwriters from the region.  Winner plays on the Main Stage at 4:45 pm Friday.

Grand Parade

Saturday 11:00 am, Downtown Haines

Come down to Main Street in Haines Saturday morning to watch the grand parade!  Parade muster at Thor’s Fitness on Main Street at 10:30 am.  Many float divisions to enter with ribbons for the best entries.  This year’s theme is Salmonchanted Evening

Most Loveable Dog Contest

Bring your leashed canine pal to Thor’s Fitness for registration in the 23rd annual Most Lovable Dog Contest.  Show off your dog in the parade, then head to Tlingit Park for prizes!  Finalists judges at 1:30 pm on the Fair’s Main Stage.  Sponsored by Haines Animal Rescue Kennel & Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe

Guy Hoffman Memorial Horseshoe Contest

Saturday 12:00 pm, Klondike Saloon

Come try your luck at the tournament of horseshoes.  Cash prizes for winners.  $5 entry fee.  Sign up at the Klondike Saloon.  Sponsored by Mountain Market, Fogcutter Bar, & Haines Brewing Company

The Fiddle Contest

Bring your favorite fiddle (or violin) and join in the fun.  Stomp your feet and clap your hands and get ready for a good time!  Winner plays at 6:00 pm on the Main Stage.  Sponsored by Constantine Mining, LLC.

The Logging Show

Saturday 1:00 pm, Logging Arena

A Fair Tradition: test your meddle at the skills that make a first class logger.  Events for both guys and gals.  Sharpen that axe for axe-throwing, and fine tune your favorite saw for bucking competitions.  Sponsored by Haines Uglys, S&S Aggregate, Whiterock, LLC, Canal Marine, & Lynn View Lodge

The Fishermen's Rodeo

Saturday 4 pm, Dalton City

Calling all fishermen to the Fair’s 11th annual Fishermen’s Rodeo!  Come test your net mending, gear baiting, survival suit donning, and more!  Cash prizes for the winners.  Register at the Fair Info Booth or the Start of the Event. Sponsored by Yukon Fish & Game Association, Elgee Reyfield CPA, I Fish Haines, Alaska, & The Captain’s Choice Motel

Garden Tour

Sunday 9:00 am, Community Garden

Purchase tickets ahead of time at the  Haines Friends of Recycling Booth.  Meet at the Community Garden for a tour of Haines gardening and agriculture.  Only 20 tickets available.

Fair Disc Golf Tournament

Sunday 11:00 am, Ravens Arena

Calling all disc golfers!  Try your hand on our new expanded course! Register at the start of the event; registration fee includes Day entry into the Fair. Prizes sponsored by Mikes Bikes & Boards, Haines Brewing Co., Port Chilkoot Distillery, Alaska Backcountry Outfitter, Haines Packing, and Winter Greens.

The Volleyball tournament

Sunday 12:00 pm, Klondike Saloon

Fun and friendly volleyball tournament for all ages – children encouraged.  Gather your friends, put together a team and come test your skills on the court!  Dust off those spiking skills and join in for a fun tournament.  Sign up at the Info Booth or the start of the event.  $10/team, winning team takes the pot!

Adventure Race

Friday 1:00 pm, Dalton City

A rugged 5K romp through Dalton City and the surrounding hills, forests and gravel piles. Racers will need strength to scramble through water and vault over barriers; endurance to reach the finish and speed to avoid the unexpected obstacles! The first three men and women to make it to the end with at least one of four flags still attached win prizes! $10 entry fee due before competition.  Register at the Fair Info Booth or the start of the event.

Raven & Bear 5K, 10K, and Kids Fun Run

Saturday 8:30 am starts the 5K and 10K all ages Fun Run, followed by the kids’ morning run! Ages 4-6 have a 1/2 mile course and ages 7 to kids at heart have a 1 mile course. Crazy mustaches and Water Squirters are encouraged! Sponsored by The Haines Borough Police Department.