Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Alaska Saturday Market

Guest post of the week by Val Flores

The Saturday Market in Alaska is a perfect opportunity for the entire family to go on a day trip! I just set my alarm system that I got from and head down the road a couple miles to enjoy the day. In Alaska we don't really have flea markets, but the Saturday Market is definitely the closest thing. Regardless of the season, rain or shine, snow or sleet, this market will always be in effect on Saturday.

The Saturday Market may be the only event that brings people from all over Alaska to Anchorage every weekend. This Market allows people to sell anything from food to clothing, makeup to animals, advice, dating services, and anything else you can think of. The majority of the major businesses will even have some type of stand to sell things or even try to hire new employees.

Last week my fiances brother invited us to go with him to the Saturday Market where he was selling homemade cookies. This is a fine example of why I love this place so much. He made a few hundred dollars in a couple of hours simply selling home-baked cookies! The cost of a booth is relatively cheap, so he made a bargain.

I go here every week with my fiance, and sometimes with my family because I can always find something wonderful. The market is perfect for people seeking a special gift, fine cuisine, or great entertainment.


  1. oh, what a shock, i thot since when you've moved to Alaska, haha!! only until i scroll up and saw that this is a guest post.. :p

  2. Anonymous1:33 PM

    A friend asked me to consider going for an Alaskan cruise.

    I am not very fond of cruises. Maybe...upon retirement.

  3. Alaska would be a great holiday destination but I don't see myself living there because it can get very cold. I'm a sunshine sort of girl. :p

    Mei Teng, a colleague who has been on an Alaskan cruise sang praises about it. No cruises for you? How come?

  4. good blog, thanks for this information =p