Fall events in Fairbanks

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Alaska’s days might be getting shorter, but there’s still plenty to do – especially in the Golden Heart City. Here’s a look at some fall activities in Fairbanks.

Fort Wainwright Holly Days Bazaar
Hosted by the Community Spouses Club this annual event features local artisans handcrafted goods. Get a head start on holiday shopping and stop by to find unique gifts of jewelry, art, photography, Alaska souvenirs and more.
Date: Oct. 14-15
Location: Physical Fitness Center
Time: 4 -5 p.m.
Cost:  Adults $3 Kids 12 and under free
Event http://www.wainwrightcsc.org/1915.html


City Sampler: A Taste of Fairbanks
Come enjoy an evening sampling the best of Fairbanks’ fine dining, caterers, and local food and wine distributors while enjoying live jazz music. Enter to win two roundtrip tickets for a European getaway in Germany as well as many more exciting door prizes. This event benefits the Fairbanks Resource Agency’s Senior Service Programs.
Date: Oct. 20
Location: Westmark Hotel Gold Room
Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $40/person


Fairbanks Shakespeare Theater:
Shakespeare’s classic play “Macbeth,” a tale of a hysterical and murderous king is brought to life by Fairbanks Shakespeare Theater. The play runs for three weekends and has a special Halloween showing if you dare. Purchase tickets at the theater’s website.
Dates: Oct. 14 – 31
Location: Empress Theater
Time: 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
2 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Halloween
Cost: $22


Fairbanks Drama Association: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Celebrate Fairbanks Drama Association’s 49th year by attending the Tony Award winning play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” as a part of their fall theater lineup.
Date: Oct. 21 – Nov. 6
Location: River Front Theater
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20 general, $18 seniors (65+), military, and university students, $14 for teens


Music at One
A free weekly one-hour concert series showcasing the talents of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ music students in the Davis Hall of the UAF campus. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce young children to music in a concert hall setting without the stress of a dressed up black tie evening.

Dates: Thursday Sept. 22 – Thursday Nov. 17
Location: Davis Hall, University of Alaska Fairbanks campus
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free


First Friday Events
First Friday events continue into the fall season with featured artists on display at local businesses and art galleries in downtown Fairbanks. Visit Fairbanks’ Downtown Association website for details of times and locations of galleries on exhibit.
Dates: First Friday of the month, Oct. 7 – March 2, 2011
Location: Various Fairbanks locations
Time: Starts at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free


Go Winter! Expo
Just in time for the Permanent Fund Dividend, this expo at the Carlson Center is packed with vendors to help you avoid cabin fever and get out this winter. Shop till you drop and take advantage of all the great PFD sales.
Dates: Oct. 8-9
Location: Carlson Center
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $4 adults, children 12 and under free, free all day Sunday to military and their families (ID required)


Fairbanks Holiday Marketplace
With the holidays coming up, get your shopping done early at a one-stop shop fair featuring 170 artists and craftsman. The North Pole High School Choir will be providing onsite day care for $4 an hour.
Dates: Nov. 11-12
Location: Carlson Center
Time: Friday, Nov. 11, noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
Cost: $4 adults, children 12 and under free