Holly Springs Children's Business Fair is a one day pop-up market where all  the vendors are children.  (elementary, middle and high school aged).


Is this event just for public school children?

This event is open to all school aged children elementary, middle and high school aged.  Public, private and home-schooled children are welcome.

Where will the event be held?

This year's event will be held Saturday, August 03, 2019 in the courtyard of the Holly Springs Towne Center.  Setup will begin at 9:00 with shopping from 10:00 to 12:45.  Prizes will be awarded promptly at 12:45, and the event concludes at 1:00pm.

What is the process if I my child wants to participate?

Complete the application for your business.  Each business can have upto 3 owners.

Submitting the application wait to be accepted as a vendor.

Upon being accepted payment must be for ALL business owners with 5 days. If payment is not received within 5 days, your business forfeits their acceptance. 

Once your payment has been received the designated contact parent/guardian will receive information concerning the launch event and logistics for "Market Day".  

What is the Networking launch Event and do I have to attend to participate in the HSCBF?

The Networking Launch Event is a kickoff to the fair.  Whether virtual or in person, at this event logistics for "Market Day" will be discussed,  participants will be introduced to business concepts, and allow an opportunity for the young entrepreneurs to network with their peers.  You are not required to attend the Networking Launch Event to be a vendor at the fair.  If you do not attend, logistics information will be emailed. 

What are all the dates I should put on my calendar for this event?

Applications Open

Networking Launch Event (Invitation Only)

Applications Closed

How many businesses will be accepted to the fair?

This year, 30 businesses will be accepted.

Is there a fee to participate in the fair?

There is a $30 entrepreneur investment fee for EACH participant.  This fee MUST be paid for each business owner within 5 days from the date on your acceptance notice. All details concerning payment submission is included in the acceptance notice.  

How will people know about the fair?

HSCBF and sponsors does advertisement and promotion for the fair. To attract customers to the event, you should also advertise and promote event.  Share, share, share with your social media friends, family and co-worker.  Ask them to share and promote the event.  The more people to attend the more potiential customers to make purchases.  

What if someone has the same business?

Having same or similar businesses is called competition.  When creating your product/services be sure to identity the unique features and use those as selling points to win over your potential customers. 

What is the setup for the event?

This is an outdoors event.  Participants will share a tent with one other business on the opposite side.  Each business will be provided with a 6 ft. table and 1 chair for 1 owner businesses and 2 chairs for businesses with more than 1 owner.   Each business is REQUIRED to have a table.

covering/cloth and a banner/poster displaying the name of the business. 

Will I have access to electricity?

Unfortunately, NO electrical outlet will be provide for vendors at this event.

I want to participate but I don't know where to start?

Look under the "Get Involved" tab at the top and select "Start a Business".  Listed on this page are ideas and inspirational stories of young entrepreneurs. This should help to spark ideas to start your business.