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  Average Temperature
Month: Low-High
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
Glaciers & giant cabbages
Jan: -18°F/0°F Feb: -15°F/8°F Mar: 0°F/24°F Apr: 20°F/42°F May: 38°F/60°F Jun: 48°F/70°F
Jul: 52°F/72°F Aug: 48°F/68°F Sep: 38°F/55°F Oct: 18°F/32°F Nov: -4°F/12°F Dec: -15°F/0°F
Matanuska-Susitna Valley
In the interior of Southcentral Alaska, is the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) valley, a fertile farmland protected by mountain ranges that is Alaska’s major agricultural area.
Because of the long summer days, vegetables
can grow to become huge. These vegetables are
a popular attraction at the Alaska State Fair where many national as well as world records have been recorded. The State Fair is held in Palmer every year.
In 2012, a green cabbage weighing 138.25 lbs grown by Scott Robb of Palmer won the “Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off” at the Alaska State Fair and set a new world record.
State Fair
Alaska State Fair
Palmer, Alaska (Mile 40 Glenn Highway) August 27–September 7, 2020 (tentative) www.alaskastatefair.org
Farmers Markets
Anchorage Market & Festival
Saturdays 10am-6pm and Sundays 10am-5pm, May 12th-September 9, 3rd Ave & E St, Anchorage. Homer Farmers Market
Ocean Drive across from the Washboard May
26 - September 30, Saturdays (10am-3pm) & Wednesdays (2pm-5pm).
Kenai Saturday Market
Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center
May 28- September 3, Saturdays, (10am-5pm). Mat-Su Farmers Market
The Palmer Depot, 610 S Valley Way, Palmer. Year- round, Mondays, 11am–7pm
 Population (2019 estimates)
Southcentral Alaska ............. 479,149
(Not all towns are listed)
Anchor Point .............................2,090 Anchorage .............................291,845 Copper Center............................. 323 Cordova...................................... 2,343 Gakona ...........................................194 Gateway ..................................... 7,300 Glennallen..................................... 449 Homer......................................... 5,478 Kenai ........................................... 7,056 Knik-Fairview ............................ 19,671 Lakes ........................................... 9,410 Meadow Lakes .......................... 9,284 Palmer........................................ 6,041 Seward ........................................ 2,545 Soldotna ..................................... 4,233 Sterling........................................ 5,994 Talkeetna ........................................931 Tanaina ........................................9,153 Valdez ......................................... 3,876 Wasilla ........................................ 8,736 Whittier .......................................... 280 Willow .......................................... 2,141
Visitor Information
ANCHORAGE
Log Cabin & Downtown Info Center
anchorage.net • (907) 257-2363
CORDOVA
Cordova Chamber of Commerce
cordovachamber.com • (907) 424-7260
GLENNALLEN
Greater Copper Valley Chamber Of Commerce coppervalleychamber.com • (907) 822-5555
HOMER
Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
homeralaska.org • (907) 235-7740
Photo: Clark James Mishler | Alaska State Fair
Southcentral Alaska is the most populated region in Alaska and home to over half of Alaska’s population. It consists of the shorelines and uplands of the central Gulf of Alaska. It has a relatively mild climate, mountains, lakes, oceans and glaciers, making it a popular destination for visitors.
Anchorage, with close to three hundred thousand residents, is Alaska’s largest city.
The terrain of Southcentral Alaska is shaped by six mountain ranges, the Alaska Range, Talkeetna Mountains, Wrangell Mountains, Chugach Mountains, Kenai Mountains, Tordrillo Mountains and the Aleutian Range.
There are also several dormant and active
volcanoes. The Wrangell Volcanoes are older,
lie in the East, and include Mount Blackburn,
Mount Bona, Mount Churchill, Mount Drum,
Mount Gordon, Mount Jarvis, Mount Sanford,
and Mount Wrangell. The Cook Inlet volcanoes,
located in the Tordrillo Mountains and in the
north end of the Aleutian Range, are newer and
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PALMER MUS EUM
 Historic District Tours Year-Round Art & Garden Exhibitions All your Palmer Visitor Information!
723 S. Valley Way | (907) 746-7668
 WWW.PALMERMUSEUM.ORG
      lie in the West. They include Mount Redoubt,
KENAI COME DISCOVER
Kenai Chamber of Commerce Mount Iliamna, Hayes Volcano, Mount Augustine,
 & Visitor Center Fourpeaked Mountain and Mount Spurr. Most
recently, Augustine and Fourpeaked erupted in
visitkenai.com • (907) 283-1991
 PALMER
Mat-Su Visitor Center
SEWARD
Seward Chamber of Commerce & CVB
www.seward.com • (907) 224-8051
TALKEETNA
Talkeetna Denali Visitor Center
talkeetnadenali.com • 1-800-660-2688
VALDEZ
Valdez Visitor Information Center
valdezalaska.org • (907) 835-2984
WASILLA
Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau wasillachamber.org • (907) 376-1299
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HISTORIC WASILLA!
2006, and Mount Redoubt erupted in March palmermuseum.org • (907) 746-7668Learn2a0b0o9,urtesDuoltigngMinuasihrpinlagn,e flight cancellations.
Palmer Visitor Information Center
Gold Minin
g, Homesteading in Alaska
  WASILLA MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER
COME DISCOVER HISTORIC WASILLA!
See exciting traveling exhibits; learn local history; visit historic homes and buildings. Features information and exhibits on the cultural and historical heritage of Wasilla, Knik and Willow Creek areas.
Open Year-round Tues-Fri 9am to 5pm
391 N Main Street, Wasilla
 alaskavisit.com • (907) 746-5000
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Open Year Round
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