Where else can you find a moosehide beadwork picture frame, hand-forged metal and ivory earrings, spiced low-bush cranberry jams, and mustard made from local craft beer?

The holidays can be a joyous time of year with friends and family. But this season can also be a frenzy, as you try to find the perfect gift for those you care about. For those visiting the Fairbanks area and North Pole in November and December, bazaars and markets are an excellent place to mingle with locals and also find fantastic, one-of-a-kind keepsakes from your trip North.

Whether you’re looking for arts, textiles and crafts from our extraordinarily talented pool of local makers, Made In Alaska foods, jewelry or gift certificates, the team at Explore Fairbanks believes local gifts make the best gifts! So here’s a rundown of upcoming bazaars, fairs, and markets in the Fairbanks area to help make your holiday shopping a breeze.

These events are presented in date order. All dates and times are subject to change without notice. For more information, check the event listing** or search for specific Facebook event pages.

Thanks for shopping local!

November 2017:

  • Fri. Nov. 17 - Sat. Nov. 18 - Young Fiddler's Bazaar (Bentley Mall)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Tanana Chiefs Conference (Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Fairbanks Arts Mini-Bazaar (Bear Gallery - 3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park) 
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Quota Christmas Bazaar (Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - North Pole PTSA Holiday Bazaar (North Pole High School)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Local Holiday Marketplace (The Watershed School)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - North Pole Grange Holiday Bazaar (North Pole Grange)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Ryan Holiday Bazaar (Ryan Middle School)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Barnette’s Annual Holiday Bazaar (Barnette Magnet School)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Holiday Bazaar (Hutchison High School)
  • Sat. Nov. 18 - Pioneers of Alaska Holiday Cheer Bazaar (Pioneer Museum in Pioneer Park)
  • Sun. Nov. 19 - Ticasuk Brown Bazaar (Ticasuk Brown Elementary School)
  • Sat. Nov. 25 - Fairbanks Arts Mini-Bazaar (Bear Gallery - 3rd Floor, Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts in Pioneer Park) 
  • Sat. Nov. 25 - Pioneer Park Holiday Bazaar 
  • Sun. Nov. 26 - Alaska K9 Center Holiday Bazaar and Fundraiser (Alaska K9 Center)
     

December 2017:

  • Fri. Dec. 1 - First Friday in Fairbanks! Locations vary around town. Check the events calendar for listings.
  • Fri. Dec. 1 - Sat. Dec 2 - Holiday Art Bazaar (Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center)
  • Fri. Dec. 1 - LARS Annual Holiday Bazaar (UAF Murie Building)
  • Fri. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 3 - North Pole Winter Festival (City of North Pole)
  • Sat. Dec. 1 - Ester Holiday Wool Market (Calypso Farm and Ecology Center)
  • Sat. Dec. 2 - North Pole Grange Holiday Bazaar (North Pole Grange)
  • Sat. Dec. 2 - Holiday Bazaar (Trax Outdoor Center)
  • Sat. Dec. 2 - 3rd Annual EKCS Christmas Bazaar (Effie Kokrine Charter School)
  • Sat. Dec. 2 - 3rd Annual Homeschool Student Bazaar (Moose Lodge 98 on 10th Ave.)
  • Sat. Dec. 2 - Holiday Bazaar (West Valley High School)
  • Fri. Dec. 8 - Sat. Dec. 9 - Doyon Holiday Bazaar (Doyon Plaza, Chiefs Court)
  • Sat. Dec. 9 - Drop-In Ornament Making (Creamer's Field Farmhouse Visitor Center)
  • Sat. Dec. 9 - Tanana Valley Farmers Market 2017 Holiday Bazaar (Carlson Center)
  • Sat. Dec 16 - Goldstream Valley Lions Solstice Bazaar (Ken Kunkel Center)
  • Sat. Dec. 16 - North Pole Grange Holiday Bazaar (North Pole Grange)
  • Sat. Dec. 16 - Drop-In Ornament Making (Creamer's Field Farmhouse Visitor Center)
  • Sun. Dec. 17 - 5th Annual Procrastinator's Bazaar (Finish Line Restaurant and Lounge)
  • Tue. Dec. 19 - Tanana Valley State Fair Bazaar (Tanana Valley Fair Grounds)
  • Sat. Dec. 23 - Drop-In Ornament Making (Creamer's Field Farmhouse Visitor Center)

**Have an event listing? Submit events to our community calendar!