The Kids Awesome Business Fair is scheduled for Friday, March 31, 2023 from 5:30-8:30 p.m and held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church 6205 Alderson Street, Weston WI 54476. The flow of the evening includes: shopping from 5:30-7:00, an awards program from 7:00-7:30, and then shopping until close at 8:30 p.m.
At the event, students will launch a business idea he/she has been developing for at least two months. Students sell their products or services and interact with customers during the fair. They gain feedback from local, real-life entrepreneurs, who walk around during the fair and score each booth on various criteria.
Cash awards are given for Highest Business Potential, Best Presentation, and Most Original Business Idea in 3 age categories (6 – 8, 9 – 10, and 11 – 14). Pre-school booths are not part of the scoring and awarding. (Please note: After registrations come in, ,we might need to adjust the age categories based on number of entries and age of entrepreneurs.) Cash awards are provided through our sponsors. Sponsorship isn’t finalized for 2023, but last time, we were able to give three $20 awards to the 6-8 year category, three $25 awards to the 9-10 year category, and three $30 awards to the 11-14 year category. We hope to have a 15-18 year category as well! (And increase the cash award amounts a bit since the last one was nearly a decade ago!)
This year’s event is open to home educated children in central Wisconsin grades PreK – 12th grade. Children from any homeschool co-op (WAHE, CHAT, Faith Fellowship, etc.) or homeschool method (traditional, Rural Virtual Academy, Bridges, etc.) are invited to apply. Sign-up here.
There is no cover charge to come to the fair as a customer (family, friend, or public supporter), but please plan to spend some money on items sold by the children! (Consider it a date night and an investment in their future financial success!) Purchasing a product or service is rewarding that child’s hard work…an investment in a potential lifetime of entrepreneurial awesomeness.