Every year at the Alaska State Fair, one of the main attractions is the giant prized vegetables with record-breaking pumpkins, giant cabbage, and impressive squash. But as the vendors break down their booths and the long summer hours dwindle, what happens to all the giant vegetables?

The vegetables head south of Anchorage to attract a different crowd and take the stage once more! The Alaska State Fair generously donates the vegetables to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where they will shine for the second time. Visitors can see the giant produce on display outside of Bison Hall.

On Sunday, September 15th the bears at AWCC will devour the giant vegetables – a sight to be seen! Kobuk, the black bear, will be fed at 1:30 pm. His enclosure is located next to the wolves. The adult brown and black bears will be fed at 3:30 pm at the bear enclosures, view the event from the Bears Boardwalk.

Arrive early to get a good viewing spot. Event is free with admission. This event will occur rain or shine so come prepared.

Discover the WILD of Alaska and come meet the locals! Walk on the Wild Side Tours are available year-round and include an animal encounter. Summer Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters are available for online booking. Book early to ensure your spot!