This weekend, July 6-8, 2012, the Forest Fair comes to the Anchorage area. Located just 36 miles south of Anchorage, Girdwood is a beautiful resort town that plays host to this fun annual event. Admission to the Forest Fair is absolutely free for the entire family.
The Forest Fair showcases the work of local Alaskan artists, including hand-crafted items and exotic food. The fair's hours are 11am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. The Forest Fair Parade kicks things off Saturday morning at 10am. Everyone is invited to be a part of the parade as long as they keep with the "With Bells On" theme of the parade. Just make sure to bring your float or other entry to the parking lot of the Alyeska Resort Daylodge at 9:30am Saturday morning to register. That's all it takes!
In addition to arts and crafts as well as other handiwork by Alaskan artisans, musical artists from Anchorage and throughout Alaska will be performing live music for your listening pleasure. These artists will be performing on one of three stages throughout the weekend: Marlow Pavillion, the Beach Stage and the Hoppin' Barley Stage.
The Forest Fair Campgrounds will be available for just $25/person per night. You will need a camping permit, which is available at the campgrounds. The Alyeska Resort Daylodge will allow attendees of the fair to park there. A free shuttle from the parking area is provided. Bring the family to the Forest Fair near Anchorage in Girdwood this weekend, July 6-8, 2012 for a weekend of fun for the whole family.
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