Alaska Farm and Garden Show

Vendor Information

Do you have products to sell or services to offer?

The Alaska Farm and Garden Show is the perfect opportunity to showcase your company in front of thousands of interested customers.

Consider the benefits of being a vendor at the Alaska Farm and Garden Show. Alaskans are an independent people. Living in the Last Frontier, more and more folks are looking for ways to become self-sufficient and to live off the land. They come to the show because they want to find out how to thrive and enjoy their Alaska experience. They want to know how your product or service can help them fulfil their Alaska dreams. These visitors are real people. They are not on the other side of a phone, a computer monitor, a mailbox, or the radio — they are right there in front of you. Thousands of them. Face-to-face and in person. They’re ready to learn and buy, and you have what they need!

As a vendor or exhibitor, this is YOUR show! We work for you. Our job is to make it all happen, and we go the extra mile encouraging Alaskans interested in farming, gardening, homesteading, and self-sufficiency to visit the show. With a robust advertising budget for radio, newspaper, posters, street signs, and an active social media campaign, you can expect to have literally thousands of potential customers walking past your booth. In our competitive world, this is simply the best bang-for-the-buck targeted exposure that you can get. NOW is the time to register for your space at the show.

Register Now to be a Vendor at the 2025 Farm and Garden Show!

Step 1.  Fill out, sign, and return the 2025 Registration/Contract Form. Check the Floor Diagram & Vendor List for booth availability and let us know if you have a preferred booth location. Booth selection is first come/first serve. The map is updated as new vendors register. 

Print the Registration Form and return to MATSU Events by email, fax, or US Mail. If you fill out the form online, be sure to save your changes before printing or emailing.

Step 2. You can reserve a booth with a minimal $50 payment. Any remaining balance is due by January 1, 2025. Click the “Pay on Account” button to pay securely online, or you may mail a check to MATSU Events LLC, P.O. Box 277, Willow, AK 99688

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Alaska Farm and Garden Show?

The Alaska Farm and Garden Show is an opportunity for the public to visit with great vendors and explore products, services and information guaranteed to help them get the most out of their Alaska farming, garden, food preservation, and other homestead needs. If your business caters to anything related to farming, gardening, outbuildings, landscaping, self-sufficient living, food preserving, or other similar needs, this is the perfect opportunity for you to interact with thousands of potential customers.

When and Where is the Show?

The Alaska Farm and Garden Show is the weekend of February 1 & 2, 2025 (Saturday-Sunday) at the Menard Sports and Recreation Center in Wasilla, Alaska. Vendor booths are located on the floor of the large indoor soccer field (AstroTurf flooring).  Refer to the vendor map link on this page for booth layouts.

How Much is Space Rental?

Regular 10’ x 10’  indoor vendor spaces are $595. 

Outdoor vendor display areas are $1.75 per square foot.  Please contact us with your display requirements to discuss.

Can I Select My Booth Space?

Booth priority selection is available on a first come/first serve basis. Please be sure to specify your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice location preferences on the registration form. The online vendor map is updated as vendors register. Booth locations and floor layouts are subject to change.

Are the Spaces Furnished? What About Electricity?

You are responsible for your own booth furnishings, signs, etc. If you prefer to rent items such as tables and chairs, contact Special Events Alaska, our show decorators. Indoor booth spaces are 10′ wide by 10′ deep, with pipes and drapes separating you from adjacent booths. (8’ high back drape and 3’ side drapes). A 500 watt electrical hookup is available at your booth.  Metal hooks are provided if you need to hang anything from the booth pipes.

Can I Share My Space with Another Vendor?

Some small businesses may wish to share their space with another small business.  All space sharing must be approved in advance by Show management.

Do I Need to Pay the Full Booth Fee Up Front?

Everyone is working under a tight budget, and we understand that.  You may reserve a booth with as little as a $50.00 deposit per booth.  The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the show.  Booth payment is required in full if you register less than 30 days prior to the event.

What if I Decide to Cancel My Space Before the Show?

Plans sometimes change.  You may cancel anytime up to two weeks prior to the start of the show, and your booth fee will be refunded, less a $50.00 cancellation fee.  Any cancellations after January 15, 2025 are non-refundable.

What Happens if the Show is Cancelled?

We live in interesting times, and we certainly hope that we are not hit with a surprise closing as happened to so many other large events during covid.  If the show is cancelled for reasons beyond our control, all rental fees and deposits will be promptly returned.

What is the Show Admission Fee?

Adult visitor admission is $10 per person, and children under 12 are free. Parking at the Menard Center is free.

Do I Need a Business License?

Yes! All vendors are required to be in compliance with state and local business regulations.  Food vendors must have valid food handler’s permit and DEC permit if applicable.

As an Alaskan business, you should already have your State of Alaska business license.  You should also be in compliance with Matanuska-Susitna Borough licensing (information is at

The Menard Center is owned by the City of Wasilla, and it is located within the Wasilla City boundaries. Per City code, you are required to have a Wasilla business license or permit if you are exhibiting at the Show. This license or permit MUST be in place with the City of Wasilla by no later than January 1, 2025. This requirement is mandatory, regardless of whether or not you are actually selling products or services at the show. THE WASILLA BUSINESS LICENSE OR PERMIT REQUIREMENT IS NOT OPTIONAL.  In lieu of a business license, Wasilla offers a 7-day Special Event Permit for a minimal charge. This requirement extends to nonprofits, however Wasilla does not charge for nonprofit permits. Wasilla business license and sales tax details are online at

Do I Need Business Insurance?

Small businesses should carry business liability insurance.  We request that vendors provide a certificate of insurance with MATSU Events LLC additionally insured as certificate holder.  As stated in the terms of the space rental agreement, neither MATSU Events LLC, the Alaska Farm and Garden Show, the Sponsors, the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center, nor any member of the above, shall be responsible for any injury, loss, or damage that may occur to the Exhibitor, an Exhibitor’s employee, or the property thereof, from any cause whatsoever.

Will There be Show Security?

We will have security staff available during all show hours.  The Menard Center will be closed and locked at night.  That being said, MATSU Events is not liable for your property or inventory, and we recommend that you take appropriate precautions to secure your property and provide your own business insurance.

Fire and Safety

As a vendor, you are required to maintain a safe environment in and around your booth. Per the Borough Fire Marshall, you are required to have a current fire extinguisher at your booth with a rating of 2A:10B:C or larger if your display includes a vehicle or a booth covering.  Keep in mind that no display materials or signage may obstruct or block exit isles, exit doors, or exit signage.

Can We Hold Raffles or Drawings?

Of course! You are welcomed and encouraged to have drawings or give away items at the show. (Holding a drawing for free items is a great way to collect names, numbers and email addresses to help your business marketing efforts!)  Raffles (where you sell numbered tickets for a chance to win) fall under State gaming regulations and are allowed, providing you have the appropriate Alaska State gaming permit.

Will There be Show Promotion and Advertising?

As promoters, our job is to bring in the largest crowd possible to safely visit your booth. With an advertising budget of over $17,000 for this show, we will be running local radio and newspaper advertising during the month prior to the show. We also run targeted social media promotions throughout Southcentral Alaska, and we will be placing posters in windows and on bulletin boards throughout Mat-Su and Anchorage.

What About Social Media Promotion?

Almost everyone these days is connected on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram. Many small businesses rely on social media as an economical way of interacting with their customers. Matsu Events has thousands of social media followers, and we use these platforms to help promote the show. If we know that your business is on Facebook, we are happy to post blurbs about your business on the MATSU Events pages. A portion of our advertising budget then goes to “boosting” these posts out to a targeted audience of thousands of potential show visitors. These boosted posts help promote the show generally, and they help promote your business specifically. The show’s popularity experiences exponential organic growth when you mention it in your own social media posts. As a group effort, all vendors can help by sharing, posting, and tagging the AK Farm and Garden Show through your personal accounts and business pages.

Can I be an Alaska Farm and Garden Show Sponsor?

Corporate sponsorships are win/win. As a show sponsor, your financial support helps us defray show promotion expenses, and we are able to help you by including your logo in our marketing materials and radio advertising, by linking to your website, and by running partner promotions on social media. Contact us for details if you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with this event!

I Have More Questions!

We will keep this page updated as the details come together.  In the meantime, if you have more questions, we’re only a phone call or email away. Please feel free to contact MATSU Events anytime at 907-203-9949 or via email at!