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Dear Prospective Vendor:

Thank you for your interest in being part of the 2021 Alaska State Fair.  The Fair dates will be August 20 through September 6 (Labor Day). Please be sure to read these instructions thoroughly before filling out the application.  Your name will be placed on the waiting list when your application is received.

Supply the business name as you wish it to appear on a lease agreement and complies with your business licenses.  The contact person will be responsible for the booth and will complete all paperwork and financial requirements. Subleasing any portion of your space is strictly prohibited.  Partnerships and Co-ops are acceptable if all parties are listed and approved by the Vendor Manager.  Signage that is not directly related to your business is not allowed.  You may not add items without approval from Vendor Manager.

  • The 2021 price structure has not been established at this time. 
  • The Vendor Handbook is being updated and will be available on the website in early 2021.
  • The Fair will place you in the best location available.  You must provide your own structure for outdoor spaces; electricity is provided at most areas.

Non-food:

As we receive the required deposit and application you will be categorized according to what you wish to do at the Fair and/or products you intend to sell (example: clothing, household products, jewelry, novelties, crafts, etc.).  Since it is our intention to maintain a product balance for the fairgoers, new vendors are selected first with an eye towards originality of product or idea and then the order of receipt of the application.  You may include pictures or other information. There is no deadline, however the sooner we receive your application – the better your chances.

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2021 Non-Food Application


Food:

The Fair chooses replacements for vendors of the previous year who will not be returning or adds vendors if an expansion is decided upon.  The goal is to offer fairgoers a wide variety of good food at a reasonable price.  When reviewing applications, attention is focused on food service experience, simplicity of preparation, cost to the fairgoer, booth plans, and especially the menu.  Include those topics in a cover letter which will explain why your operation would be attractive to the fairgoer.  You may include pictures or other information.  There is no application fee.  The deadline for applying is December 31.

This Food Application is no longer available.

If you have questions call or e-mail Pam at pamella@alaskastatefair.org between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Wednesday through Friday. 

Application for Daily Vendor Space

NO FOOD VENDORS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE DAILY PROGRAM
A $100 Deposit is required with application
, however it is not a guarantee of vendor space.

  • 100% of your deposit will be refunded if we cannot provide you with a space.
  • Final placement of vendors is in August and refunds will be issued at that time.

Please Note: Illegible applications will not be considered.

All spaces are approximately 10’ x 10’ and are covered overhead by the eaves of the Farm Building. All are on firm dirt or pavement.

Daily Vendor Application:

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2021 Daily Vendor Application


Vendor Handbook

View 2021 Vendor Handbook

Download 2021 Vendor Handbook

Make Your Booth Accessible To Everyone!

People with accessible needs represent a significant portion of the population and are equally reflective in the number of guests attending the Fair.

Vendors must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act so that there are no architectural or communications barriers that could restrict access of any individuals to products and services.

Always consider the full experience of your display from all perspectives, such as sitting, standing, or without sight or hearing. If your booth requires a ramp for access you may have to set your booth farther from the pavement or lower the booth to accommodate a functional ramp. It’s your responsibility to give clear instructions to anyone placing your booth in the leased space.

Holiday Bazaar Application

The Alaska State Fair would like to invite you to participate in our 2021 Holiday Bazaar, held annually in Raven Hall and Hoskins. We are looking for vendors who feature Alaskan Made and/or Alaskan Grown wares. We will be accepting applications from commercial & distributor vendors, but will be giving vendors with hand crafted items priority. There are 130 spaces available, electricity upon request. However we do have a limited number of spaces with electricity.  This is an amazing and fun event for vendors to show case their items.   

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2021 Online Holiday Bazaar Application

Rules & Regulations

  1. Vendors, their employees, agents, and representatives shall conduct themselves and their operations in a courteous and friendly manner.  Vendors will at all times conduct their businesses with regards to public safety and in their own space.
  2. Fair Management maintains the right to immediately prohibit the sale or distribution of any product or service it deems hazardous, offensive, or a nuisance to the public’s welfare.
  3. Vendors paying for electricity will have access to a two plug outlet.  No more than 1800 watts can be used and the vendor must have 16 gauge UL approved extension cords.  You must provide a fire extinguisher for your space.
  4. All food vendors shall comply with the State of Alaska DEC regulations.  NOTE:  Municipality of Anchorage permits are not valid in the Mat-Su Borough.
  5. Overnight motor home or camper parking is available for $25.00 per night with electric.  Dumping facilities are not available on the Fairgrounds.  No animals are allowed on the grounds.
  6. Garbage shall be placed in containers provided by the Fair.
  7. Please contact the City of Palmer for business license and sales tax information @ 745-3271.
  8. Space size is 10 ft. x 6 ft.
  9. Set-up begins on Friday, October 15th from 5:00 -9:00 pm.
  10. You must be open for business both days:

Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Vendors must have their booth taken down and all items removed from premises by 6:30 pm on Sunday.


2021 Printable Holiday Bazaar Application