The Juneau Public Market

Juneau's premier Christmas gifts and crafts show.

2018: Thanksgiving weekend, November 23, 24, 25

The 36th annual Public Market opens on Friday, noon to 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Door prize drawings every hour at the JACC – must be present to win

$500 in cash prizes, tickets drawn at 3 p.m. on Sunday – need not be present to win

Looking back at the 2017 PUBLIC MARKET... we had vendors from 27 communities, representing 20 Alaska cities and seven cities in the Lower 48. Judging from the comments we heard from customers, the quality of products was better than ever. Vendors reported strong sales.

OUR HISTORY… The first Alaska-Juneau Public Market was among the initial events to be staged at Juneau’s brand new Centennial Hall and Convention Center, which opened in mid-1983.

The “Public Market” at Centennial Hall soon became a well-established holiday season tradition for the people of Juneau and the surrounding region. In 1990, the Public Market expanded from the Sheffield Ballroom to the entire facility, and in 2005 we opened an annex, now located in the Juneau Arts and Culture Center adjacent to Centennial Hall.

PUBLIC MARKET PRODUCTS… Items for sale typically include a wide variety of jewelry and Alaska Native arts; custom made garments, decorations, and utensils such as knives and ulus; gift-quality foods — wild berry products, smoked salmon, herb teas, and salad dressings; holiday gift packages, a selection of toys, classic Alaska photography and recently published books. Our motto is “Only at the Public Market,” since most of our crafters and artists present their products in Juneau only at this show.

A well-served food court provides the weary shopper (or their standby assistants) a place to sit to enjoy an entreƩ, dessert, and beverages. We also have an espresso bar.

VENDOR INFORMATION… To get on our contact list, go to the “Online Application” tab and complete the contact information. Please give a full description of the products you intend to offer at the Market. Shortly before the first of July, we will solicit everyone on our contact list to apply for space assignments.

Each year, initial applications are accepted throughout the month of July. New applicants will learn of their assignments immediately following July 31st. We ask that all applicants provide at least three choices of location. After July 31, we will accept applications, but choice of locations are on a space available basis.

At Centennial Hall, we charge admission to the Public Market; admission is free at the Public Market Annex in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC).

Since admission is charged for the Public Market in Centennial Hall, vendors are asked to feature products there available “Only at the Public Market.” Vendor assignment to the Public Market Annex, where no admission is charged, is first to apply, first to choose. For more, see FAQs.

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