We stumbled upon the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds on our first trip to Haines, Alaska. When we got there, we thought it was closed...kinda creepy. It looks like an old town that's been abandoned, but there are so many gems tucked away in these buildings. It's also called Dalton City, because it's the set from White Fang that was moved here once filming was over.
Of course, if you're in Haines in the summer (perfect time for fishing), you should definitely grab a ticket for Beer Fest. Make sure to grab your ticket in advance though, they go fast! This is one thing I'm really bummed we missed out on during our time in Alaska.
Our favorite spots at Southeast Alaska State Fair are Haines Brewing Company and Klondike Saloon. The people are so friendly and in the summer these places are hopping. I love coming in the off-season though when it's quiet. The locals have more time to chat about life in Haines and it's so peaceful taking in the gorgeous views.