For over 69 years, the town of Ninilchik, Alaska has played host to the annual Kenai Peninsula Fair. Every August, approximately 7,000 people come from all points of the state for a chance to reunite with family and friends, to showcase their accomplishments from the past year and to take part in some down home fun. Some of the events they come to participate in or to watch include: live music, pig races, western-style rodeo with bull riding, the Backwoods Girl competition, the annual parade and much more. Every year people from across the peninsula, ranging in ages from 2 to 90, enter over 800 exhibits to compete for blue ribbons and bragging rights for the coming year. The Kenai Peninsula Fair continues to be one of the biggest celebrations on the Kenai Peninsula. It is an important festival that drives healthy tourism, provides for commerce development, builds community ties and supports youth and non-profit organizations from the Kenai Peninsula.