Historical Attendance and Sales Figures

Our last in-person Fair was in 2019. We had online Fairs in 2020 and 2021, and our first hybrid Fair in 2022, where most participation (by far) was from in-person attendees. We will again use Whova as our event platform.

Attendance is free for IDEA families, and there is a nominal charge for others. Some people homeschool independently in Alaska, but most homeschoolers are in a homeschool support program. IDEA is the largest by far – and is in fact the biggest school of any kind in Alaska.

Historical information is provided below, for last year, to help with estimation. Average is calculated on the last five years, excluding the two Covid years (20 & 21). Attendance figures include children. For two-day fairs, the number given is attendance over both days. Sales/person only includes sales to IDEA families using POs. Actual sales are higher.

Soldotna

Average attendance (two days) = about 400
Attendance 2023 = 532
Average sales/person = $336
Sales/person 2023 = $437

Anchorage

Average attendance (two days) = about 1600
Attendance 2023 = 1573
Average sales/person = $235
Sales/person 2023 = $257

Fairbanks

Average attendance (two days) = about 1000
Attendance 2023 = 962
Average sales/person = about $228
Sales/person 2023 = $290

Juneau

Average attendance (one day) = about 200
Attendance 2023 = 168
Average sales/person = $165
Sales/person 2023 = $195