Raleigh Children’s Business Fair Returns On October 19

September 9, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. — The fourth annual Raleigh Children’s Business Fair will be held, rain or shine, on October 19, 2019, from 3:00– 5:00 p.m at The Commons at North Hills. The John William Pope Foundation and John Locke Foundation are organizing the event to promote youth entrepreneurship in the Raleigh area.  The event is free; community members are invited to attend and shop.

“Numerous children ages 6-14 from the greater Raleigh area will be here promoting their small businesses. Each business is provided with its own tent and table space, promoting independence and entrepreneurship in a safe environment,” said CBF Director, Branson Inscore. “I’m so looking forward to seeing these young entrepreneurs in action. I hope that the community will come out to support their efforts.”

The 40 youth businesses entered in the fair will sell a variety of products including jewelry, holiday décor, baked goods, pet treats, and apparel.  Local civic and business leaders will serve as judges to award cash prizes in two age divisions.  

Visit www.raleighcbf.org for more information.  Questions regarding the fair can be directed to Inscore at (919) 861-6456 or branson.inscore@jwpf.org.

Established in Austin, Texas by entrepreneur Jeff Sandefer and his wife Laura, the Children’s Business Fair program takes place in locations across the country.  Several similar fairs were held in the Triangle area earlier this year.