2019 Girdwood Forest Fair

The 40th Annual Girdwood Forest Fair is July 6th to July 8th 2019.

The Girdwood Forest Fair features Alaskan artists, hand-crafted items, exotic foods and entertainers from all over Alaska. The Forest Fair fairgrounds are located at Mile 2.2 on the Alyeska Highway in the community park area. Limited parking is available at the Alyeska Resort Day lodge 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. Public Camping is prohibited in the town of Girdwood during Forest Fair Weekend.

Saturday July 7th – 10:00am

The annual Forest Fair Parade is an opportunity to show off your float or costume decorated with your interpretation of the parade theme! We require all motorized vehicles and floats to be decorated in the Parade theme. Everyone is welcome to be a cast member in the parade!

Bring your float and/or other parade entries to Alyeska Resort Day Lodge parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The parade will commence at 10:00a.m. down the Alyeska Highway to the Forest Fair Park.

The Alyeska Highway will be CLOSED at Hightower Rd from 10am to 11am for the parade.

Amenities & Guest Services:
Bus/Motorcoach Parking

General Information:
Time of Event: Fri. & Sat.11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. parade at 10 a.m.; Sun. 11 – 6
The Forest Fair starts on this year.

Free Admission


Girdwood Alaska is located just off Turnagain Arm, 40 miles southeast of downtown Anchorage.


By road via the Seward Highway, 36 miles south of Anchorage.


1 resort, numerous condos/chalets/cabins/bed and breakfasts, 8 restaurants/cafes/snackbars.


  1. Marla Shoemaker

    I was at this fantastic show in 2014, when we came to Alaska for our son’s wedding. First time there, but will definitely not be our last! There was a potter there that I loved, that I would love to reconnect with. Is there any way I could get his information from this site? I think the initials on his pieces are M K. Could possibly be N K, too. Rustic, beautiful style!!! I’d love to buy some more mugs of his. It might even have been a father/son business…?

  2. Robyn

    Please clarify the dates listed here for 2019 Girdwood Forest Fair. Is it really Saturday through Monday? It’s usually Fri/Sat/Sun. which would be July 5, 6, 7 for this year.

    1. Dennis

      I have no idea about the dates. That is what was on the website. I wrote to them for clarification and they ignored me. So for I’m going to leave it at that.


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