A view of the fair from the ferris wheel. (Greta Mart)

A view of the fair from the ferris wheel. (Greta Mart)

Haines welcomed musicians, vendors, and visitors from around the state and country for the 47th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair last weekend. The four-day festival is one of the biggest events of the year for Haines. It features fair essentials – fried food, a carousel and a ferris wheel. But there are also unique offerings – like the fishermen’s rodeo, puppet shows, and a climbing wall, which volunteers completed just in time for the fair.

A member of the Sitka Silkies performs an aerial stunt. (Emily Files)

A member of the Sitka Silkies performs an aerial stunt. (Emily Files)

The ferris wheel. (Greta Mart)

The ferris wheel. (Greta Mart)

The ferris wheel is a longtime fair attraction. (Greta Mart)

The carousel is a longtime fair attraction. (Greta Mart)

Fair organizers say competitions like the logging contest attracted more people than in the past few years. (Greta Mart)

Fair organizers say competitions like the logging contest attracted more people than in the past few years. (Greta Mart)

Pacific Ricke models a wearable art costume made of candy. (Emily Files)

Pacific Ricke models a wearable art costume made of candy. (Emily Files)

Face painting was one of the fair's many artistic offerings. (Greta Mart)

Face painting was one of the fair’s many artistic offerings. (Greta Mart)

Cotton candy was a popular treat at the fair. (Greta Mart)

Cotton candy was a popular treat at the fair. (Greta Mart)

Two members of Polecat, one of the fair's musical headliners. (Emily Files)

Two members of Polecat, one of the fair’s musical headliners. (Emily Files)

Jennie Humphrey was the winner of the adult portion of the Southeast's Got Talent show. (Greta Mart)

Jennie Humphrey was the winner of the adult portion of the Southeast’s Got Talent show. (Greta Mart)

Fair-goers enjoyed food including Indian tacos, corn on the cob, and salmon melts. (Greta Mart)

Fair-goers enjoyed food including Indian tacos, corn on the cob, and salmon melts. (Greta Mart)

The newly constructed climbing wall. (Greta Mart)

The newly constructed climbing wall. (Greta Mart)

Puppets take the stage in a Gepetto's Junkyard show. (Emily Files)

Puppets take the stage in a Gepetto’s Junkyard show. (Emily Files)

Fair-goers compete in bouncy game. (Greta Mart)

Fair-goers compete in bouncy game. (Greta Mart)

Ericka Johnson models a wearable art costume made by Beth Bolander. (Emily Files)

Ericka Johnson models a wearable art costume made by Beth Bolander. (Emily Files)

Joe King and Jim Heaton set up a carving tent at the fair. (Emily Files)

Joe King and Jim Heaton set up a carving tent at the fair. (Emily Files)

Aerial art troupe the Sitka Silkies performed twice at the fair. (Emily Files)

Aerial art troupe the Sitka Silkies performed twice at the fair. (Emily Files)