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Waltham Children's Business Fair


Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!

Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.
We will host about 100 b
ooths at the 8th annual event.
This will either be in-person at the Waltham Common on June 22nd, 2024.
Time: 9.00am – 2.00 pm


This year, the Waltham Children's Business Fair will be one of the programs at the International Children's Convention 2024, therefore eachbooth will be required to represent their country of origin

This event is powered by Mamai Art Gallery, Inc., sponsored by Acton Academy and the generous support of our donors and volunteers.  We 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 they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.


Participation fee per booth of $25 



All entries will be automatically entered in the business competition, and booths will be judged on the criteria below, most original business idea, highest business potential, and best presentation. 

  • Four (4) winners will be chosen and awarded cash prizes of $100 which is to be split among the business owners of the business has more than one owner.

  • One of the Four winners will be selected as the overall and will get an extra $100.

Overall winner=$200

Most original business idea=$100
Highest Business Potential =$100
Best Presentation=$100


  • Mentors will be a signed to any of the main top 4 winners that are interested in furthering their business idea/venture beyond the one-day open market.

  • All participants will get non cash recognition for the effort.





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Previous Fairs

2023 7th Annual Fair

In person over 100 kids  Participants Profiles

2022 6th Annual Fair

In person with 76 kids, Participants Profiles

2021 5th Annual Fair

The fair was in person with 52 kids , Participant's profiles

2020 Our 4th Annual Fair

Due to the Pandemic, this event was virtual and we aired it live on Facebook and sold kids items right here on our online store.

We had 25 booths with 42 kids and over 1000 site visitors.

Click on category to see participant's profile in each category;


2019 3rd Annual Fair

64 booth 110 kids and 750 attendees at the Waltham Common

Participants in each category;

  • Food and Beverage -19

  • Arts and Crafts -23

  • Fashion and Beauty-16

  • Social Arts-6


2018 2nd Annual Fair

48 booths and 73 kids and over 450 attendees at the Waltham Common

2017 1st Annual Fair

8 booths and 14 kids and 75 attendees

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