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Crowe

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Been meaning to post on the above but kept forgetting. Has anyone gone to the Midnight Sun Festival in Fairbanks? I am very interested in going, henceforth my other posts about going to Fairbanks in June or Aug/Sept. Is it worth going to? Thanks!


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If you're going up that way for the "midnight sun", BE SURE to add Chicken, Alaska and their "Chicken Stock" (remember Woodstock?) music festival. http://www.chickengold.com/activities.html
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https://www.alaska.org/detail/chickenstock-music-festival


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And if you are going to Chicken, go across the road (Taylor Highway) to Eagle, Alaska. It is directly on the Yukon River. It has many great boom town historical buildings that are open to the public: Fort Egbert, Wickersham's Courthouse, Eagle City Hall, and the Customs Building Museum just to name a few.

Also while in Fairbanks check out Pioneer Park: its relocated log homes and museums, and enjoy a wonderful meal at the "Salmon Bake" while you are there.

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Also while in Fairbanks check out Pioneer Park: its relocated log homes and museums, and enjoy a wonderful meal at the "Salmon Bake" while you are there.

LeRoy


We stayed there (in the parking lot campground) in September 2016. Interesting place. I just remember all the buses parked at the end of the lot, and there was something food related going on, but memory fails me as to what it was?


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We stayed there (in the parking lot campground) in September 2016. Interesting place. I just remember all the buses parked at the end of the lot, and there was something food related going on, but memory fails me as to what it was?


The buses were possibly from the local hotels and campgrounds that were being people to the Salmon Bake. The Salmon Bake is a very popular. I been to the bake on four occasions and seen the buses unload but not to worry the passengers already have food tickets and it is only a momentary slow down of the food lines because the Salmon Bake staff keeps the food coming.

I would describe the Salmon Bake as a self service buffet that has separate salad bars, drink bars, hot food grill area, and a desert building. It has indoor and outdoor seating.

I found this on the web:

Alaska Salmon Bake
Seafood in Fairbanks

Hungry souls should take in the touristy, tasty, tongue-in-cheek salmon bake at Pioneer Park, which serves all-you-can-eat grilled salmon, halibut, cod, prime rib and countless sides. A $6 shuttle bus is available from major hotels.


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MDKMDK wrote:



We stayed there (in the parking lot campground) in September 2016. Interesting place. I just remember all the buses parked at the end of the lot, and there was something food related going on, but memory fails me as to what it was?


The buses were possibly from the local hotels and campgrounds that were being people to the Salmon Bake. The Salmon is a very popular. I been to the bake on four occasions and seen the buses unload but not to worry the passengers already have food tickets and it is only a momentary slow down of the food lines because the Salmon Bake staff keep the food coming.se

I would describe the Salmon Bake as a self service buffet that has separate salad bars, drink bars, hot food grill area, and a desert building. It has indoor and outdoor seating.

I found this on the web:

Alaska Salmon Bake
Seafood in Fairbanks

Hungry souls should take in the touristy, tasty, tongue-in-cheek salmon bake at Pioneer Park, which serves all-you-can-eat grilled salmon, halibut, cod, prime rib and countless sides. A $6 shuttle bus is available from major hotels.


LeRoy


That's what it was, a salmon bake. Thanks, LeRoy.

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If anyone is ever in Fairbanks, make sure you visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto museum. Just visited last week and it is amazing.
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If anyone is ever in Fairbanks, make sure you visit the Fountainhead Antique Auto museum.

It's on our list.

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Chickenstock is a hoot. Tightest RV packing ever seen. Music is...well...regional. Little bit of this. Little bit of that. Some good. Some will send you back to the camper.


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Did the Midnight Sun Festival in Fairbanks in 2011. It is a real big deal to the locals. The streets were packed. Seemed like there were at least 4 stages. Food, food, food. Beer, beer, beer.

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