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 Attendee Information 

Getting to the Gathering

Location and Time

The event will be at the Alaska State Fairgrounds and the Palmer Municipal Airport on Saturday, May 7th from 9 AM until 5 PM and Sunday, May 8th from 10 AM until 5 PM.

 

Free Shuttle

FREE SHUTTLE provided between the campground, Palmer Municipal Airport, and the Alaska State Fairgrounds!

NEW & IMPROVED SHUTTLE! Two direct, express shuttles between the airport and fairgrounds, and one shuttle that operates between the following destinations:

  1. Alaska State Fairgrounds
  2. South Airport Events
  3. North Airport Parking 1
  4. North Airport Parking 2
  5. Matanuska River RV Park
  6. Downtown Palmer Pavilion

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Parking

  • Free public parking in the red parking lot (see adjacent map).
  • Limited parking is available at the airport. Plan to walk or take the free shuttle if you can.
  • Handicap parking is available at the orange parking lot (see adjacent map).

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Alaska State Fairgrounds

Palmer Municipal Airport

Travel Restrictions

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

https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/

Airline and Car Rental Discounts: CLICK HERE

Flying your Aircraft to the Gathering?

Fly into the airport, stay for the day, and fly out.
  1. Navigate to Warren "Bud" Woods Palmer Municipal Airport (PAAQ)
  2. Contact the Palmer Temporary Tower on 118.0 for direction.
  3. Land at PAAQ.
  4. Switch to Palmer Temporary Ground Control on 125.18 for progressive taxi directions or to receive a follow-me escort to transient parking.

 

Fly into the airport, camp for FREE Friday and/or Saturday night, and fly out Sunday.
  1. Reserve a campsite (space is limited, registration is required, FREE). Click here to reserve now.
  2. Navigate to Warren "Bud" Woods Palmer Municipal Airport (PAAQ)
  3. Contact the Palmer Temporary Tower on 118.0 for direction.
  4. Land at PAAQ.
  5. Switch to Palmer Temporary Ground Control on 125.18 for progressive taxi directions or to receive a follow-me escort to your camp spot.
  6. Read the camping information below.

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Camping or Parking your RV?

Matanuska River Park Campground

The Mat-Su Borough has generously offered to open the campground early for this event. Due to wet conditions, only the upper campgrounds and RV spots will be available.

Please call (907) 861-8578 to reserve a spot. Restrooms and comfort stations will be open and accessible throughout the weekend.

There are RV sites with 30-amp power, a water fill station for the RV tanks, and an RV dump station to empty tanks at the end of your stay.

The water, electricity, and dump are included in the $30 nightly camping fee. 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.

FREE SHUTTLE provided between the campground, Palmer Municipal Airport and the Alaska State Fairgrounds!

 

Great Alaskan Holidays

Great Alaskan Holidays would like to welcome you to this year’s annual Alaska Airmen’s Association Show.  Great Alaskan Holidays is Alaska’s largest RV rental company, providing comfortable touring and lodging solutions to travelers visiting Alaska from around the world for over 36 years now.

In the spirit of this year’s event, we’d like to introduce to you an option you may never have considered before.  An RV rental for your stay here in Alaska, either before the show, during, or after.

Great Alaskan Holidays is offering a 20% discount off our rental rates for anyone coming into Alaska to attend this year’s event.  All rentals must begin no earlier than May 1, 2022 and completed no later than May 23, 2022.  All floor plans are available under this promotion, and there is a 3-night minimum.  Other than that, you can rent your home-on-wheels for as long as you like.  Simply use Promo Code AAAM20 when placing your order, which you can do by either clicking here or contacting our Reservations Department directly at (907) 248-7777, and then selecting Option 1.

If reserving online, this Promo Code must be typed in manually.

Park it at the show and live in it.  Travel through Alaska before taking in the event or extend your stay to take full advantage of an opportunity you may never have again…..tour Alaska in the safety, privacy, and comfort of your own RV rental.