The Juneau Public Market

Alaska’s premier holiday gifts and crafts show.

2018: Thanksgiving weekend, November 23, 24, 25

Please note: as of July 30, 2018, assignments have been made to all available spaces at the 36th annual Public Market — prospective vendors please do not despair. We are making arrangements for the Public Market Annex II. Within the first week of August we will offer information about this new venue.

If you wish to consider participation in the 2018 Public Market, please complete an online application.

Looking back at the 2017 PUBLIC MARKET... we had approximately 175 vendors from 27 communities, representing 20 Alaska cities and seven cities in the Lower 48. Judging from customer comments, 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 the Public Market Annex at the ANB Hall on Willoughby Ave. In 2007, we moved the Annex to the newly renovated facility now known as the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC), which is immediately adjacent to Centennial Hall.

ONLY AT THE PUBLIC MARKET… 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; outdoor gear; gift-quality foods — wild berry products, smoked salmon, herbal 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 entreé, 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.

Initial applications are accepted June 16 to July 22. New applicants will learn of their assignments immediately following July 22. We ask that all applicants provide at least three choices of location. After July 22, we will accept applications, but choice of locations are on a space available basis. Many “late” applicants are successfully placed.

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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