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50+ reasons to attend this year’s holiday bazaar!

holiday bazaar logoFall is here and we are busy getting ready for the Alaska State Fair Holiday Bazaar! The 2017 event will take place Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 22, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Raven Hall on the fairgrounds.

We love this special annual event, and we think you will, too. Here are our five favorite things about the holiday bazaar:

1. As always, admission and parking are free!

2. There will be more than 100 vendors with a wide range of items perfect for holiday gift-giving. (More on that below!)

3. You can keep your energy up for all that holiday shopping with a delicious array of fall comfort foods available for purchase. The menu includes homemade chili, nachos, baked potatoes (stuffed or plain), beef hot dogs and kielbasa.

4. We’ll have free craft activities to keep the kiddos entertained while you shop.

5. Every guest will receive a free raffle ticket and the chance to win great prizes donated by participating vendors. We’ll draw a winner every two hours, so there are plenty of opportunities to win!

With more than 100 vendors, you are sure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Here are 50 gift ideas that you can find at this year’s Holiday Bazaar:

1. Artwork

2. Bath and body products

3. Beaded jewelry

4. Birch bark art

5. Books

6. Bowls

7. Candles

8. Christmas ornaments

9. Clothing and shoes

10. Cork crafts

11. Crochet crafts

12. Crystals

13. Dog treats

14. Dolls

15. Essential oils

16. Foods including jerky, popcorn, bananas, brittle, roasted nuts, biscotti, jams, jellies, fudge, cookies and more

17. Furniture

18. Hand-dyed yarns

19. Hand-fused glass

20. Hand-made jewelry

21. Hats and headbands

22. Knives and swords

23. Leather products

24. Magnets

25. Makeup

26. Mittens

27. Native spirit and skin masks

28. Nightlights

29. Paintings

30. Pampered Chef

31. Photography

32. Pillow cases

33. Pot holders

34. Quilts

35. Qiviut products

36. Scarves

37. Soaps

38. Stained glass

39. Sweaters

40. Tundra comics

41. Vintage jewelry

42. Wall hangings

43. Walrus ivory jewelry

44. Wildflower art

45. Wind chimes

46. Wine bottle trays

47. Wood carvings

48. Wood crafts

49. Wooden toys

50. And many more!

Hope to see you at the Holiday Bazaar!

Author: Rachel Grenier

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