August 18, 2011 |

Fair plans weekend of events; Disc golf tourney, concerts, annual meeting set

Two concerts, a disc golf tournament and the annual fair membership meeting coincide during a weekend of events Aug. 27-28 based at the state fairgrounds.

"You can go to any or all of it. It’s all open to the public and we’re hoping the public will please come," said Jessica Edwards, assistant director of the Southeast Alaska State Fair.

Dead Man Winter, a Minnesota band that includes the lead singer of 2010 state fair headliners "Trampled by Turtles" will play 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at Payson’s Pavilion, following the annual membership meeting of the fair and the fair’s volunteer appreciation dinner.

"They’re really good. We’re lucky to have them. They’re playing a show in Juneau and we’re looking to add some more concerts," Edwards said.

The two-day Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament features professional and amateur divisions. Entry in either division includes two days of tournament play, plus dinner and live music Saturday and Sunday nights.

Takshanuk Watershed Council and the fair are co-sponsoring the event. Cash prizes based on entry fees will be awarded to winning players in the professional division, and a golden jacket will be awarded to the top professional player. Non-cash prizes will be awarded to the top amateurs.

Golfers in the professional division will boat to Glacier Point Saturday to play a remote, 18-hole course. They will return to Dalton City at the fairgrounds for a salmon barbecue and music by Honky Tonk Habitat.

Saturday’s concert and dinner are open to non-golfers for $10.

Sunday’s activities include final rounds of disc golf at the fair’s Raven’s Bowl course, the fair membership meeting at 2 p.m., an appreciation dinner for fair volunteers at 4 p.m., followed by the Dead Man Winter concert. .

The public can attend Sunday’s dinner and concert for $15 or the concert alone for $10.

For the golf tournament, entry in the professional division is $100 and limited to 25 participants; advanced registration is required. Entry fee includes tournament play, round-trip boat transportation to Glacier Point, lunch on Saturday, and dinners and music on Saturday and Sunday.

Amateur division disc golfers play two days on the Raven’s Bowl course at the fairgrounds, with dinner and music Saturday and Sunday included, for $40.

For information and to register, visit or or call the fair at 766-2476 or Takshanuk Watershed Council at 766-3542.