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 Fairs & seasonal events
Oct. 17-18 Alaska State Fair Holiday Bazaar Enjoy one-stop shopping
in a warm and festive environment, while sipping hot drinks and listening to holiday music. Featuring artwork, photography, hand-carved treasures, food gifts and more. 10 am-5 pm Saturday; 11 am-5 pm Sunday,
Raven Hall, Palmer Fairgrounds. Free. For info, call 746-7189 or visit
Oct. 24-25 Go Winter! Expo An event to help the Fairbanks community get through the winter and have a good time. From snow machines to home care to travel ideas, there is something for everyone. Check out the special Energy & Retrofitting Marketplace with energy-related vendors and housing specialists. 10 am-6 pm Saturday; 11 am-5 pm Sunday, Carlson Center. $5 admission charge (12 and under free); Sunday free for military and anyone who brings two cans of food for the Food Bank. For info, call 474-9082 or visit expo.
Nov. 7-8 Anchorage Holiday Food
& Gift Festival Find a wide variety
of unique gifts, handmade arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, bath products, home décor, gourmet food and more. 10 am-6 pm Saturday; 11 am-5 pm Sunday, Dena’ina Center. For info, visit
Nov. 7-8 Mat-Su Holiday Marketplace Featuring the largest selection of fiber and clay arts, crafts and photography in the Mat-Su Valley. 10 am-5 pm Saturday; 11 am-5 pm Sunday, Menard Sports Center. $4 admission charge (12 and under free); Sunday free for military with ID and anyone who bring two cans of food for a local food bank. For info, visit
Nov. 13-15 Fairbanks Holiday Marketplace The Interior’s largest Christmas gift show. From handmade soap to beaded earrings to imported wool sweaters – it’s all in one location on one floor with lots of free parking. Noon-8 pm Friday; 10 am-7 pm Saturday; 11 am-5 pm Sunday, Carlson Center, Fairbanks. Admission is $5 at the door, children 12 and under are free. For info, visit fairbanksevents. com.
Nov. 14 Alaskan Christmas Bazaar Featuring over 140 vendor booths with artists and crafters from around the state selling unique handmade items, it’s an ideal place to start your holiday shopping. Food trucks will be on site and Santa will too! 10 am-5 pm at ChangePoint Alaska.
Nov. 21-22 Arts & Crafts Emporium
A showcase for Alaska artists and crafters to display and sell their products during the holiday season. 10 am-6 pm Saturday; 11 am-5 pm Sunday, Dena’ina Center. Free admission. For info, visit
Nov. 28-29 Polar Bazaar and ReadAlaska Book Fair A refresh of the museum’s annual fall craft fair that features local creative works, art, fashion, craft, recycled and upcycled items, contemporary design and more. Creative Copy, a new element, includes handmade prints, books, zines and other creative publications. 10 am-6 pm Friday and Saturday, Anchorage Museum. For info, visit
Dec. 4-5 Merry Merchant Munch An old-fashioned holiday fair complete with free sleigh rides, carolers, Santa and his reindeer, and a gingerbread house competition. Businesses open their doors offering their best holiday munchies to sample. Tree Lighting
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