Girdwood Forest Fair

The Girdwood Forest Fair is a family fair that has become an annual event in the resort town of Girdwood, Alaska located 36 miles south of Anchorage. This year event times are as follows:

Friday July 5 ~ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday July 6 ~ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Parade at 10:00 am
Sunday July 7 ~ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Forest Fair features Alaskan artists, hand-crafted items, exotic foods and entertainers from all over Alaska. Fun for the whole family is kicked off by the Forest Fair Parade on Saturday, July 6 at 10:00 am.
The fairgrounds are located at Mile 2.2 on the Alyeska Highway in the community park area. Limited parking is available at the Alyeska Resort Daylodge with Shuttle service provided. Car pooling is encouraged!
There is no admission fee, only good times! Be sure to purchase a limited edition Girdwood Forest Fair T-Shirt “The Cover Charge that Covers Your Back”!

Camping will be allowed in Forest Fair Campgrounds only for $25 per person per night – Camping permit required (This includes having to pack everything in a mile). Public Camping is prohibited in the town of Girdwood during Forest Fair Weekend. Law enforcement personnel will be patrolling the Girdwood Valley. We've decided to camp at Willowa and drive the 10 minutes to Girdwood.

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  • Georgia B.

    Always fun to meet old friends from my Girdwood days.

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am over by Hightower road pink rain coat and big floppy sun hat.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not thrilled about this weather so will stay home and work inside the garage today. My friend backed out, too. I want triple digits day or two. Summer should be warm!

    July 6, 2013

  • Katya T.

    Where are we meeting up

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With the weather calling for so much rain, I am going to pass on camping. I still want to go to the fair on Saturday and would love to Carpool if anyone is interested. I can drive or be picked up on the way out of town.

    July 3, 2013

    • Georgia B.

      I'm thinking the same thing. Hate camping in bad weather. I'm going to hold out to see what Friday's weather looks like.

      July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree, was coming on to bug out of the camping.

      July 4, 2013

  • Georgia B.

    It is going to rain Friday night and Saturday morning, so I will be watching the parade at 10 am on the General Store side of the street. I will have my tan chair with my name on the back. I will also have my phone with me.

    1 · July 4, 2013

    • Becky D.

      hi Georgia...I guess I might be able to make you out from your pic....I doubt I will be there in time for the parade...just not into mornings...and driving in from Chugiak. but love the GFF. Hope to be there Saturday noonish?

      July 4, 2013

  • Becky D.

    sorry to be so obvious....but never did this thing before. where will we meet?

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure if I'm gonna camp

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    are there dogs allowed at the fair?

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No. Animals are not allowed in the forest.

      June 30, 2013

    • JaspeR

      They are very strict about this too. Otherwise I would go.

      July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should we camp one night or two? I think Friday should just be at the campground. We can enjoy the trails and such. Then Saturday at the fair and sleep out at the camp site.

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will probably only camp one night. I have to take care of my critters on Friday night. I have trouble getting up in the morning so I will set my alarm clock for the morning, too!

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Georgia will you call me please? [masked] thanks!

    June 30, 2013

  • Georgia B.

    Willowa sounds great. I'll have to bring my alarm, so I can get up in enough time to see the parade. My night owl body is reverting to its natural rhythm.

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about we camp at willowa near Portage Friday night? Maybe Saturday too?

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Camping Friday night?

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will be out of town this weekend.

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to go to the parade, too, if anyone else is interested. I have never been to one of the parades.

    June 18, 2013

  • Georgia B.

    They have a campground and a parade at 10 am.

    June 18, 2013

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  • Georgia B.
    Berry Happy girl, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Cyrese G.
    Das Organizer, Assistant Organizer
  • Katya T.
    Home RN
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member

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  • Suite 100

    Catering services available and parties. Discount for large groups

  • Gutierrez Photography

    http://www.gutierrezphotography.com volunteers group photo see event

  • ESS Support Services

    ESS is donating some toilet paper for our FurRondy Out House fund raiser

  • Alaska Kayak Academy

    Offer % off depending on number of people in group.

  • Ivy Nails

    MEMBERS receive 10% off 8/9/13 for attending spa party

  • Skinny Raven

    Supported in large part the outhouse run various discounts

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