RVAC is the premier multi-use facility for arts and community programs in the Hudson Valley.

Youth Entrepreneur Fair

Saturday, April 15 | 1pm - 4pm

CALLING ALL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS! Applications are now open for the RVAC Youth Entrepreneur Fair! At this one-day marketplace, young entrepreneurs (ages 8-17) can showcase their business and sell their goods and services! This event is designed to give youth entrepreneurs the experience of creating, marketing, and selling a product or service in a safe environment.
Does your child already have a product or service they’ve created? Do they have an idea they’d like to develop and test out in a friendly vendor setting?
We ask parents to step back and let the children take the lead – offering assistance in creation and sales as needed especially with the youngest entrepreneurs.
Help us encourage and promote creativity and entrepreneurship among the youth in our community! Help spread the word and be sure to join us to shop at the marketplace. A family and community friendly event – we encourage friends, family, community members and entrepreneurs alike to come out and support this next generation of entrepreneurs.
Guidelines & Details:
  • It’s only $10 for a vendor spot and kids get to keep 100% of their proceeds!
  • Deadline to Enter: April 5th via the form below.
  • A 6 ft table and 2 chairs will be provided. Please bring a table covering.
  • All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult on the day of the sale. But the children should be encouraged to do the setup, sales and customer interaction.
  • No more than 3 participants per booth/business idea.
  • Sorry, no food or beverage products unless you have an existing business with the proper permitting and licensing to cook and sell consumable products.
  • Products and services sold must be created by the youth entrepreneur – they cannot sell items on behalf of their parents.
  • Be creative! Encourage your children to make signs, decorate their tables, offer demonstrations and use creative marketing.
  • Part of being an entrepreneur is marketing! Guide your children to create marketing emails, social media posts and flyers that you can share with family and friends to invite them to their booth.
  • Plan Ahead! Be sure your child brings enough cash to have change for their customers or a way to accept credit card payments.