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Children’s Business Fair

September 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Weather Update as of Friday, Sept. 22, 2023: The Children’s Business Fair is a rain or shine event!  If you are signed up as a vendor for the fair, please check the e-mail you provided during registration.  The event organizers have shared information with you regarding what will transpire in the event of rain.  

Could a Ten Year Old Invent the next Uber? Find out at the Hamilton Wenham Children’s Business Fair, showcasing kids’ entrepreneurial genius! We’re thrilled to host this event in partnership with Local HW.

On September 23rd from 11:00 AM to 3:00PM, the third annual Hamilton Wenham Children’s Business Fair will host up to 50 young entrepreneurs, ages 8-18, on the front lawn at the Wenham Museum, located at 132 Main Street (Rt. 1A) in Wenham. This event is free and open to the public and young vendors can apply from anywhere in the region.

Kids create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The children are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers, and any parent seen selling to the customer or promoting the child’s product will result in disqualification from the competition.

This event is sponsored by Local HW, the Wenham Museum and Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, the generous support of the Town of Wenham, and donors and volunteers, who all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.

Whether an entrepreneur is famous, like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey, or one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these entrepreneurs are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs, and serve their communities.

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s business innovators and leaders. The Children’s Business Fair gives students the opportunity to spread their entrepreneurial wings and get a head start on promising business careers; this is a fantastic extension of our mission to support community businesses and it encourages and develops our next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Jan Soolman, President of Local HW.

Awards will be presented in each of the three age groups (8-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16+) for “Most Business Potential,” “Most Creative Idea,” and “Most Impressive Presentation.


September 23, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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