Biennial Cabin Fever Reliever Day

On the 2nd weekend in March, the community of Trapper Creek holds their biennial Cabin Fever Reliever Day. The folks on the Community Services Board and community volunteers plan and pull off a day of fun for every age! We invite everyone to join us in festivities that last the entire day! Wonderful raffle prizes are gathered up from generous contributors before that day and raffle tickets go on sale at various Trapper Creek Sites. For ticket information and a prize list you can contact: Trapper Creek Community Services Assoc. (T.C.C.S.A.) at 907-733-7375

Winners of the raffle are announced the day of the Fever Reliever. This fun-filled, Springtime, fundraising event begins with the raising of the flag and the National Anthem at 11:00 a.m. We have many games, contests for all ages, a ski race on the community trail, delicious food is served hot off the grill. T-shirts will be sold in the Community Building boasting a design created by a local artist! The day will finish up inside the Community Center for the announcement of the raffle winners. The proceeds will go to the Trapper Creek Community Services for the upkeep of the community building, cemetery and grounds improvements.

Biennial Fireweed Festival

This biennial fundraising festival occurs on the 3rd Saturday in July when the fireweed is in full bloom. A full day of family fun is put together with live music on the stage and creative artisan booths boasting local citizens craft talents and delicious food booths. Watch for advertisements about the festival in the Make A-Scene Magazine, flyers around town, and on KTNA and 95.5 radio stations. For details and how to become a musician or vendor please email or call 

Greatland Trust

Dale Saunders, one of Trapper Creek’s first homesteaders passed away in 2003, willing his 75-acre barley field to the Greatland Trust. The Trust has a management plan to ensure the migrating sandhill cranes have a place to rest and fill their tummies before continuing north to their nesting grounds. This sanctuary is cared for by local Trapper Creek residents and is a beautiful, picturesque destination for the community and tourists alike.

2024 Cabin Fever Reliever

The 36th Trapper Creek Cabin Fever Reliever took place on March 9, 2024. It was a well-attended and successful event raising almost $2,000 for the care and maintenance of the Trapper Creek Park and cemetery. The event was made such a success with the help of many great volunteers and donors. We extend our deepest gratitude to every coordinator, volunteer, and raffle donor who made our Cabin Fever Reliever event a hit! Your dedication and hard work made all the difference. Special thanks to the Trapper Creek Post Office, Vitus, and Sunshine Auto for their invaluable support in pre-selling raffle tickets and spreading the word. 

Hats off to Steven Deckert, Bruce Eastwood, Shawn Stankowitz and Ruth Reeder for clearing snow with their heavy equipment, ensuring our event could go on. Also, a huge thank you to everyone who showed up with shovels and smiles! 

Thank you to Tom Amalfitano and Grady Stankowitz for their hard work cleaning and grooming the ski trails! 

A round of applause to Jeff Grelson for being the fantastic MC, and to Janet for gracing us with her beautiful singing and sheriff-ing talents! A heartfelt thank you to Klaus, Tony Jurasek, Kim Torbick, and Debbie Garrett for your fantastic help with the kids’ games, Fey Garner for her awesome face painting and to Kathy Ernst and Judith Rittenburgh for helping with the ski race! 

Warm thanks to Wade Lyndaker for generously donating firewood, keeping us cozy and warm throughout the festivities.

Also, a special thank you to the Trapper Creek CERT team and the Sunshine Clinic for being there in case anyone needed first aid.

A huge thank you also to our generous raffle donors: Sunshine Auto Parts, Anchorage Museum, Laura Harvey, The Alaska Sealife Center, Alaska’s Northland Inn, Moore’s Hardware, Club Paris, Wal*Mike’s, Three Bears Alaska, D&S Road Service, Vitus, Mountain High Pizza, Merlin Outfitters, Diversified Tire, Jennie Earles-Goestch, Sunshine Community Health Clinic, Black Birch Books, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Trapper Creek watering point, Angela Sunakorn, Gate Creek Cabins, Sierra Winter, Janel’s Greenhouse, and Jana’s Jumpin’ Java. This fundraising event would not have been possible without all these generous donations and the TCCSA extends our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of them! 

Congratulations to Trapper Creek’s outstanding citizen of the year Jason Kresge! 

Congratulations to Doug Garrison on his chili cook off win, Tim Watkins on his adult bake off win and Cambrie Garland on her kid’s bake-off win! 

Congratulations to all our raffle winners and last but not least, a huge congratulations to Zillah on winning the split the pot! 

Thank you to all in the community who came out to participate and show support for the Trapper Creek Park! 

Pictures below from the 2024 Cabin Fever Reliever.