How many businesses will you accept?
We will accept up to 50 businesses.
Is there a cost to participate?
There is no cost to apply. But if accepted, there will be a $10 booth fee per business to participate in the fair. An invoice to pay and waiver will be emailed to you before the event.
How do I apply? Can I apply as part of a group?
Applications must be submitted online. Please submit one application for each business. Children working as a group should submit one application that includes each child’s information. No more than 3 participants per business.
What is on the application?
The application asks kids to think through some simple, but important elements of their business:
- What product or service do you plan to sell?
- What price will you charge for each product/service? How much will each product/service cost you?
- How will you pay for your startup costs? If someone is helping you with your startup costs, how will you pay that person back?
- How will you advertise/market your business before the fair?
- At the end of the fair, how will you determine if your business was a success?
How will the fair be set up?
This event is outdoors so tents are highly recommended. Please bring your own tent, table and chairs if you are able to. We will never let finances be the reason a child can't participate so if you don't have access to those supplies, we will do our absolute best to make sure every child has what they need. We are not able to accommodate businesses requiring electricity.
Will electricity be available?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide electricity to the booths.
What are the rules?
This event is designed to give children the experience of selling a product or service. If a parent is found selling or promoting a child’s product or service, their child’s business will be disqualified from the competition.
Parents of younger children may sit in the booth, but the children should be responsible for set up, customer interaction, and sales.
Parents may help their child fill out the application, but we expect the children to do as much as possible by themselves.