The Anchorage Market is the largest open-air market in the entire state of Alaska. It is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from the beginning of May through the middle of September each year, so you must plan your visit accordingly.
This market opened back in 1992. It was only open on Saturdays at that time, and there were only twenty vendors. Today, there are more than three hundred vendors, and they offer so much more than locally-grown produce. In addition to all the home-grown foods, you will find handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, collectibles, and ready-to-eat prepared foods at thirty different booths.
There is even a section dedicated to kids. Kids between the ages of eight and sixteen can set up their own booths to sell items they have grown, baked, or made. This is an excellent way for kids to learn about business. Plus, they are helping donate to a good cause at the same time.
As you are shopping, you can stop to watch the performances on the main stage. You may even see a street entertainer or two performing in the middle of the aisles. If you have a talent, you can sign up to be a performer for the time when you are visiting the area. It is a wonderful way to show your talent and have fun at the same time!
The people in charge of the Anchorage Market also host numerous other events during the year. Those events include the Bear Paw Festival, Holiday Food and Gift Festival, Arts and Crafts Emporium, and the Christmas Village. Each one offers something unique, so you might want to consider them all before you plan your next Alaska vacation!
I can’t wait to help plan your trip to Alaska and include fun events and attractions like the Anchorage Market! I have so many ideas of things you can do with your family so that no one will be bored during your vacation in Alaska. After all, Alaska offers something for everyone, so your whole itinerary can be filled with items your entire family will love.
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