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 Exhibitor Menu

Plan Your Trip


The location of the Gathering has changed this year and will not be at the FedEx hangar in Anchorage.

The Gathering will take place at the Alaska State Fairgrounds and the Palmer Municipal Airport.


  • Free exhibitor parking in the orange parking lot (see adjacent map)
Alaska State Fairgrounds
Palmer Municipal Airport

Time & Date

May 8th

9 AM to 5 PM

May 9th

10 AM to 5 PM


The Alaska State Fairgrounds and Palmer Municipal Airport are located 45 miles north of Anchorage in Palmer. For the closest proximity to the venue, look for lodging in Palmer or Wasilla.

The drive up from Anchorage is a beautiful and easy 45-minute trip, making it a great choice for lodging, as well.

Lodging Discounts

The Alaska Airmen's Association has been provided exclusive lodging discounts at multiple locations in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley.

To access our exclusive discounted rates, please CLICK HERE.


Our recommendations based on proximity to Venue:

  • Best Western lake Lucille Inn - $106.99 per night - 14.9 miles from venue
    • 1300 West Lake Lucille Drive, Wasilla AK, 99654
  • Grand View Inn – $141.99 per night – 11.0 miles from venue
    • 2900 East Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK, 99654, US
  • Alaska Select Inn Wasilla – $101.99 per night – 12.4 miles from venue
    • 3451 East Palmdale Drive, Wasilla, AK, 99654, US


Our recommendations in Anchorage: 

  • Courtyard Anchorage Airport - $105 per night - 45 miles from venue
    • 4901 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517
    • CLICK HERE to reserve
  • SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake - $105 per night - 41 miles from venue
    • 4050 University Lake Drive Anchorage, AK 99508
    • CLICK HERE to reserve
  • The Lakefront Anchorage - $119 per night - 45 miles from venue
    • 4800 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517
    • CLICK HERE to reserve

Flying Your Plane to the Gathering

Taking the fun route and flying yourself to the tradeshow? Make sure to prepare and think about parking your aircraft at the airport ahead of time.

Daytime parking is first come first served. Tie downs are not guaranteed!


Click the image below for a map of tiedowns



Airline and Car Rental Discounts: CLICK HERE

Travel Restrictions

Please click the following link for updates on Traveler Information entering Alaska.


Parking your RV?

Mat-Su Park Facility Reservations

The link to reserve camping sites is:  https://ecommerce.matsugov.us/Pages/CD/Booking/Facilities.aspx?FacilityType=Camping

The park will be open and have 86 sites available. There are 40 RV sites with 30 amp power, a water fill station for the RV tanks, and an RV dump station to empty their tanks at the end of their stay.

The water, electric, and dump are included in the $30 per night camping fee. In the lower park there are 46 dry camping sites for tents or small campers.  The dry camping fee is $20.

Hot showers are also included in the camping fee for the park.  If you have any other questions feel free to contact the Matanuska River Park Campground at (907) 861-7661 or e-mail them at warren.templin@matsugov.us.