Fall Alaska Festivals

Bid farewell to summer in grand fashion at one of these Alaska fall festivals in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November has things to do across Alaska including Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.


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2019 Festivals

Anchorage Market and Festival - Anchorage, AK - May 11 to Sep 8, 2019
The last weekend of Alaska’s largest open-air market is just after Labor Day. Whether you’re shopping for fresh produce, exotic goods from around the world, or Alaskan souvenirs, you’ll find it at the Anchorage Market. The Anchorage Market is located in the heart of downtown and is Alaska’s leading outdoor market. It consists of over 300 vendors on 2 acres of downtown Anchorage. The Anchorage Market & Festival is a great place to bring family, friends and visiting tourists. It offers free and lively entertainment, great food, and a fun and safe atmosphere!

Alaska State Fair - Palmer, AK - Aug 22 to Sep 2, 2019
An annual state fair held in Palmer, Alaska. The fairgrounds are located approximately one hour north of Anchorage. The fair is famous for its record setting giant vegetables and picturesque location at the foot of the Chugach Mountains. The event features amusement rides, food concessions, competitive exhibits, carnival games, live performances and more.

Cordova Fungus Festival - Cordova, AK - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
A three day event with opportunities to learn more about local mushrooms, participate in art & handcraft workshops, and celebrate mushrooms, salmon and other wild harvested foods in a Wild Harvest Feast. There will be daily guided forays, an identification table, expert key note speakers, a wine & cheese mixer, fungus classes, kids’ activities and more! Bring your cameras and rain gear and join in the Fun.

Alyeska Resort Oktoberfest - Girdwood, AK - Sep 20 to Sep 28, 2019
Alyeska Resort holds a two weekend celebration for Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday nights, including food, beer and live music in late September or early October.

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, AK - Sep 21, 2019
Great brews, live bands, food, and fun for beer enthusiasts. 21+ event.

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, AK - Sep 28, 2019
Each year Valdez hosts the Annual Oktoberfest & Homebrew Competition to recognize the most talented homebrewers in the State of Alaska. General Admission Tickets are $45.00 each and include 4 Beer sample tickets, a 16oz Souvenir Beer Glass, full buffet service with delicious German style food, and dessert. $55 for “People’s Choice” Tasting Room Area & General Admission ticket combo. Tasting Room Combo Tickets include all of the General Admission items listed above, plus a flight of craft brews. Ticket holders get to vote in the People’s Choice Award competition. ALL GUESTS MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 21.

Anchorage Oktoberfest - Anchorage, AK - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Celebrate German culture with the German Club of Anchorage will hold Alaska’s largest, most traditional Oktoberfest for another year! Location: Egan Center, 555 W 5th Ave.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Humpy’s Oktoberfest - Anchorage, AK - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
Humpy’s Great American Alehouse hosts an annual Alaska Oktoberfest food and beer pairing with authentic German menu.

Silver Gulch Oktoberfest - Fox, AK - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018

Great Alaska Beer Train - Anchorage, AK - Oct 6, 2018

Alaska Day Festival - Sitka, AK - Oct 10 to Oct 18, 2018
Alaska Day Festival annually commemorates the Transfer of Russian claim of Alaska to the United States of America at Sitka on October 18, 1867, and celebrates the diversity of cultures and historical perspectives of the Alaskan people. Activities include arrival of special guests; interpretive programs at museums and parks, services at churches; special lectures, exhibits and displays; receptions, luncheons, food sales; historic sites and buildings tours; pipe band appearances; Alaska Native and other dancing; road race, kayak races, croquet games; and other entertainment at various locations.

Wine to Water - Anchorage, AK - Nov 1, 2018
A benefit and silent auction to raise money for clean water, agriculture and health projects in South Sudan.

Find other fun things to do in Alaska in October:

Oktoberfest in Alaska
Alaska Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Alaska

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