Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show
Vendor Setup Information
The Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show is an opportunity for you to meet and greet the public, to gain new customers, and to sell your products or services. We expect this to be a safe and enjoyable event for all involved. If you notice anything at the show that needs attention, please let our staff know.
As you are aware, we are not mandating masks or face coverings for vendors or for the visiting public. We are expecting everyone to act respectfully and to exercise personal responsibly. In the event you are experiencing virus symptoms at the time of the show, please let us know, and do not attend the event. We will gladly refund the vendor booth fee of anyone unable to addend due to covid. Face masks will be available free of charge for anyone wanting one at the main door ticket counter and in the Vendor Break Room. Small pump bottles of hand sanitizer will be available for all vendors wishing to have one at their booth.
All vendors and your show staff are invited to attend the Vendor Dinner after the show closes on Saturday evening. You should be receiving an email with details.
During show hours, please park your personal vehicles away from Raven Hall to allow more visitor parking near the event.
We expect the booth installation in Raven Hall to be complete by 2:00 on Thursday afternoon (April 8th), and vendors may begin booth setup anytime after then up until 8:00 PM. Building access will be available again at 8:00 Friday Morning. Plan on having your booth ready to go prior to the doors being open to the public at noon on Friday.
There will be vendor booths blocking the overhead doors. Please let us know if you will need to use the overheads to bring in larger items, and we will make early arrangements for you to bring them in before those doors are blocked. Otherwise, there are regular size entry doors on all sides of the building.
Our office will be located in the Vendor Break Room at the rear of Raven Hall. Please check in with staff when you arrive to let us know you are there and to pick up your vendor badges.
Speaking of the Vendor Break Room, please consider that as your quiet sanctuary if you find that you need to take a break! There will be complimentary coffee, tea, soda, pastries, peace and quiet, and it will be staffed during all hours of the show.
Some booth assignments may have changed since you registered, so be sure to check the vendor map to confirm your correct booth location. Keep in mind that the booths are unfurnished. If you need to hang signs or banners in your booth, DO NOT pin anything to the booth drapes –hooks will be provided to secure your items to the booth poles. Most vendors provide their own tables, chairs, table drapes, etc., but these items are also available for rent from our decorators, Special Events Alaska. If you see that you need additional items, they must be ordered no later than April 5th! Please use the following form to order these items directly from Special Events Alaska: https://matsuoutdoorsmanshow.com/specialevents.pdf
The show will end Sunday evening at 5:00. Do not vacate your booth prior to that time. Please let us know if your will not be able to clear out your items by 9:00 Sunday evening.
There are two main outside display areas, one directly east of Raven Hall, and one southwest of Raven near the Hoskins Building. Refer to the overhead map to locate your space. We plan to have the corners of your display area clearly marked before you arrive. Staff will also be available if there are questions. Our office is located in the vendor break room at the rear of Raven Hall. Please check in when you arrive to let us know you are there and to pick up your vendor badges.
On the east side of Raven Hall, Alaska Frontier Fabrication, Camper Valley RV, and AK Mining & Diving will be first in and last out, and they should plan to begin staging by 9:00 on Thursday. If you are one of the other vendors in that area, please wait until after noon on Thursday so you are not blocking vehicle movement of the vendors closer to Raven. Vendors near the Hoskins Building may begin setup anytime after 10:00 AM on Thursday.
If you are using a tent or pop-up canopy for your outside display, understand that wind, rain, and/or snow are all possible. Because Palmer can have high wind, we highly recommend weighting down the corners of you tent or canopy with sandbags or cinderblocks. We have no idea what outside temperatures will be that weekend, but feel free to bring propane heaters to help keep you and your visitors comfortable.
Outside gates will be opened at 8AM on Friday if you need to continue your setup. The show opens to the public at noon on Friday. Please plan to have your display area set up and ready to go by no later than 11:30 Friday morning. The show closes at 5:00 on Sunday. Do not vacate your space prior to that time. Please let us know if you are unable to remove all of your items before 9PM Sunday evening.
The Fairgrounds will be locked each evening. We are not responsible for loss or damage, and we recommend properly securing your items prior to leaving each evening. Raven Hall and the Hoskins buildings will both be locked at night, and you may store small items, inventory, etc. inside overnight if you wish –just contact our staff to coordinate.
We have limited outside food to no more than 20 food truck vendors at this event.
The food truck area is centered around the circle in front (north) of Raven Hall, and trucks can extend outward away from the circle on any of the five trails. Electric hookups are available throughout that area, so come prepared with extension cords if you need power.
We have not assigned truck locations, and we are expecting food vendors to self-regulate when getting into position. Please be considerate of other vendors and stick to the following guidelines.
Raven Hall Vendors
|AK Peak Apparel||G9 G10|
|Alaska Division of Forestry||G2|
|Alaska Dog Works||J4|
|Alaska Flour Company||H8|
|Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions||C7|
|Alaska Helicopter Tours||H11|
|Alaska High School Rodeo||F5|
|Alaska Metal Arts||J3|
|Alaska Mining & Diving||A10 A11 S4|
|Alaska Outdoor Access Alliance||H4|
|Alaska Outdoor Council||H9|
|Alaska Outdoor Shelters||G12|
|Alaska Ruff LLC||D12|
|Alaska Solar Supply||B8 B9|
|Alaska Spiritwear||D1 D2|
|Alaska State Troopers||E11|
|Alaska Waterfowl Association||K4 K5|
|Alaskan Gun Guard||D6|
|Anderson Products Co.||C11 C12|
|Arctic Chaga||B6 B7|
|Arctic Wax Art||D9-10 E8-9 B10|
|Bear Paw River Guides||G3|
|Bottom Line Charters||K6|
|Captain Steve’s Fishing Lodge||H7|
|Chena Hot Springs||E10|
|Damsel in Defense||H5a|
|Denali Tactical Knives||E1|
|Deshka Landing Charters & Lodge||C10|
|Eagle River Knife Company||J6|
|Fish Central/907 Seafood||F10|
|Fishing Bug Charters||B5|
|Ghost Town Leather||G11|
|Houston H.S. Football Booster Club||C5|
|Hungry Bear Jellies||A6|
|Jazzy Gourmet Popcorn||A7|
|Jewels 4 Diva||B4|
|Kenai Penn. Tourism Marketing Council||C2|
|Kenai River Cowboys||G7|
|Kenai River Drifters Lodge||G6|
|MAC FCU||B1 B12|
|Northern Comfort Shoes||H1|
|Ohana Media||Sponsor H3a|
|People’s Paper/95.5 FM||Sponsor H10a|
|Pieces of Lena||J5|
|Porta-Bote International||E6 E5|
|Protect Your Pet||F8|
|Randolph Taxidermy||F1 F12|
|Renewable Energy Systems||A3 A4|
|Renewal by Andersen||A12|
|Rod N Real Charters||A2|
|Safari Club Intl-Alaska Chapter||F2 F3 F4|
|Screaming Eagle Archery||B2|
|Seward Fishing Club||C3|
|Snowhook Adventure Guides||G1|
|Sub Zero Freeze Drying||H6|
|Tier 1 Veterinary Medical Center||D11|
|Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau||E2|
|Walker Mowers of Alaska||K1 K2|
|Wasatch Outdoor Sports||G8|
|We Are Dip Alaska||E4|
|Whalebone Watercolors||C8 C9|
|Whiskey Point Cabins & RV Park||A1|
|Wild Coast Alaska||D8|
|Alaska Diesel Electric||W12|
|Alaska Frontier Fabrication||S1|
|Alaska Wild Sheep Foundation||W9|
|Bay Weld Boats||S6|
|Camper Valley RV||S2|
|Frontier RV Sales||S7|
|Gold Star Alaska / ACI Boats||S8|
|Kenai River Sportfishing Association||W3 W4|
|My Favorite Realty||W6|
|Northern Lotus Designs||W2|
|Peninsula Axe Throwing||W1|
|Susitna Energy Systems||W10-12|
|The Fallen Outdoors||W5|
|Vibrance Metal Art||W7|
|Whaly Boats of Alaska/Safe Docks||S5|
|AK Stuff Banana|
|Alaskan Events & Catering|
|Alaskas Original Shake Up|
|Alaska’s Yummy Choice|
|Crepes De Paris|
|D C Barbecue|
|Grandma Wei’s Homemade Dumplings|
|Just Brew It|
|Nonkie Be’s Cajun Faves|
|Original Donut Burger|
|Original Gourmet Ice Cream|
|Wisconsin Cheese Store|