Getting to the Gathering
Location and Time
We will be at the Alaska State Fairgrounds and the Palmer Municipal Airport on May 8th from 9 AM until 5 PM and on May 9th from 10 AM until 5 PM.
FREE SHUTTLE provided between the campground, Palmer Municipal Airport and the Alaska State Fairgrounds!
Throughout the Gathering, a free shuttle will operate between the following destinations:
- Alaska State Fairgrounds
- South Airport Events
- North Airport Transient Parking (Southern Transient Parking)
- North Airport Transient Parking (Northern Transient Parking)
- Matanuska River RV Park
- Downtown Palmer Pavilion
Click the map to expand the route.
- Free public parking in the purple parking lot (see adjacent map).
- Limited parking available at the airport. Plan to walk or take the free shuttle if you can.
- Handicap parking available at the orange parking lot (see adjacent map).
Alaska State Fairgrounds
Palmer Municipal Airport
Please click the following link for updates on Traveler Information entering Alaska.
Flying your Aircraft to the Gathering?
Taking the fun route of flying yourself to the tradeshow? Flying the Alaska range to show up to the biggest aviation event is a pilots dream! Make sure to be prepared and think about parking your aircraft at the airport ahead of time!
Daytime Parking First Come First Served
Tie downs are not guaranteed!
Reserve a tie down at Palmer Municipal Airport
Ken can also be reached by phone at (907) 240-3286
FREE SHUTTLE provided between the Palmer Municipal Airport and the Alaska State Fairgrounds!
Camping or Parking your RV?
Matanuska River Park Campground
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 email@example.com.