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Winter Carnival & Makers Market

Alaska State Fairgrounds | Palmer, AK
Friday, 3/15 3pm-9pm  | 
Saturday, 3/16 11am-4pm

Alaska State Fairgrounds | Get outside and enjoy the spring snow with your fellow northerners from around the globe! March 14th through March 16th the AK state Fairgrounds will come alive with food trucks, carnival rides, sports demonstrations, dog sled rides, caribou petting zoo, and best of all an Indigenous/Northern Makers’ Market on Friday and Saturday, featuring the very best of AK’s crafters, artists and makers. This event is free and open to the public, and will close with community fireworks on Thursday and Friday evening!

The Carnival will include:

  • Warming Stations

  • Hot Drink Stations

  • Rides by Golden Wheel Amusements

  • Fireworks by Gorilla Fireworks

  • Blanket Toss

  • Dog Sled Rides

  • Reindeer Petting Zoo

  • Food Trucks

  • Photo Opportunities

  • Crafts and Activities

  • Local and Indigenous Maker's Market inside Raven Hall

  • Community Resource Vendors

  • Cultural Sharing - Interact with Indigenous and Nordic people and learn skills, history, and more!

  • Participate in the Cultural Scavenger Hunt throughout the winter carnival (first 50 to complete the list can earn a pin!)



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Space is limited and first come, first served. Don't wait!

Interested in representing your business at the Winter Carnival? 

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