The Valdez Gold Rush Business Decorating contest is open to all Valdez businesses, organizations, and office spaces. The Gold Rush Days Committee encourages local businesses to celebrate with the entire community during the week of Gold Rush by adorning their business in the most “Gold Rush Days” themed decorations they can muster! Or decorate your business to celebrate the 46-year History of the Hoosegow!
Registration is FREE and registration forms must be turned into the Gold Rush Days store (located on the lot of Tatitlek Ave and Egan Drive) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, August 2 at 5PM. You may also submit your registration online on our Registration Forms page - scroll down to the bottom and fill out the online registration.
Judging will be from 9AM-10:30AM on Friday, August 3. We will have a group of tourists judging; they will come by your business during that time unannounced. We will announce the winner live on air on Friday's Gold Rush Gabby Radio Show on KVAK by 11AM. Winner will receive the prestigious traveling “Leg Lamp”, along with their name engraved on the Leg Lamp for all eternity.
Past Winners have included Magpies on the Fly, Copper Valley Telecom, Valdez Museum, First National Bank Alaska, and the Totem Inn & Suites. We hope you join the spirit of Valdez Gold Rush Days, decorate your business or office, and submit your registration!