Dalton City, part of the set of the 1991 Disney movie White Fang, was moved from the banks of the Chilkat River to the fairgrounds in 1992. The individual units are rented to small businesses and artists, and the set, with it’s faux-Gold Rush era buildings connected by wooden boardwalk, remains a tourist attraction. The Fair hosts many events through the year–the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival, the Community King Salmon Barbecue, and Fair contests such as the Fisherman’s Rodeo, on White Fang Way, the set’s central avenue.
To apply for a rental unit in Dalton City, please download and complete the Dalton City Rental Application , and submit along with a written proposal describing your intended use of the rental. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are considered current and will be kept on file for one year from the date of submission. There is no waitlist, nor guarantee of future tenancy.
Selection Process is competitive. Vacancies in Dalton City will be advertised on this website; in the Chilkat Valley News; and on free local classifieds. Current applications and those received by the advertised deadline will be considered by a selection committee of the Fair’s Board of Directors. Criteria include, but are not limited to, active use as business or studio; viability of proposal; alignment with the Fair’s organizational mission and role in the community, and overall contribution to the vibrancy of Dalton City and the Fairgrounds.