ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The annual Make it Alaskan Festival is being held at the Sullivan Arena this weekend. More than 250 artists from all over the state are showcasing handmade crafts, jams, jewelry and artwork among other items.
For many vendors the event means the end of the tourist season, but they're hoping to snag some local customers getting a jump-start on holiday shopping.
“We like this one: it brings a lot of local people around, we're done with most of the tourists and so, then we have locals coming out looking for Christmas presents so it's a fun time,” said George Vukson with Ice Age Arts.
The festival is open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for adults is $6, and free for children under 12.
Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect accurate admission prices for the festival.