The 2014 Juneau Public Market

Juneau's premier Christmas gifts and crafts show.

Each year, the “Public Market” features well over 150 vendors from every corner of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. It is held on Thanksgiving weekend in the Juneau Centennial Hall and Convention Center and the nearby Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC).

The next Public Market will be held November 28, 29, and 30, 2014.

Each year, applications are received during the month of July, and initial assignments made in the first week of August.  We strongly recommend that potential vendors fill out the online application. Our acknowledgement by reply email confirms that your application has been received. After the initial application period ends on July 31, applicants will have few choices for space assignments.

In 2013, we had approximately 170 vendors from 32 communities: 10 cities in the Lower 48, including Alexandria, VA; Beaverton, MI; Bellingham, Dallesport, Everett, and Milton, WA; N. Hollywood, CA; Kailua, HI; Olean, NY; Portland, OR; and vendors representing 21 Alaskan communities: Anchorage, Cordova, Craig, Dillingham, Douglas, Eagle River, Gustavus, Haines, Juneau, Kake, Ketchikan, Palmer, Petersburg, Port Alexander, Sitka, Skagway, Soldotna, Talkeetna, Ward Cove, Wasilla, and Wrangell; and one vendor from Whitehorse, YT.

The first Alaska-Juneau Public Market was held in 1983, one of the first events to be staged at Juneau’s new convention center. Soon, the “Public Market” became a well-established holiday season tradition for the people of Juneau and the surrounding region.

Items for sale include a wide variety of jewelry and Alaska Native arts; custom made garments, decorations, and utensils like knives and ulus; gift-quality foods such as wild berry products, smoked salmon, herb teas, and salad dressings; holiday gift packages, a selection of toys, and recently published books. Our motto is “Only at the Public Market,” since most of our crafters and artists display 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.

We accept requests at any time to be included on our contact list. Applications for space are accepted beginning July 1. Assignments are notified the first week of August. For more information download the “Mail-in” application form and the floor plan form.

Vendor set-up : Wednesday (the day before Thanksgiving), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday morning (the day after Thanksgiving), 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Open to the public: noon to 7:00 p.m. Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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

Since admission is charged for the Public Market in Centennial Hall, vendors are asked to feature products available “Only at the Public Market” (see “selection criteria” on the downloadable application). Space assignment to the Public Market Annex, where no admission is charged, is first to apply, first to choose. For more, see the downloadable application or go to FAQ.

Contact us for more information.

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