Sparking Children's Entrepreneurial Spirit: The Acton Children's Business Fair

The third annual Acton Children’s Business Fair of Washington, DC took place May 12. This year’s business fair buzzed with the activity of 125 young entrepreneurs delighting over 3,300 customers with everything from tooth fairy monsters to Star-Wars-themed noodles, hand-dyed jump ropes, race car crayons, and more.

The Washington Post featured the business fair on the front page of its Sunday metro section under the headline "At a D.C. business fair, kids test their entrepreneurial skills — and cash in." We love how the article captures the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of the young business owners!

The Acton Children’s Business Fair of Washington, DC is now the largest children’s business fair in the country, outside the original in Austin.

A one-day showcase of the power of entrepreneurship for even the youngest children, the Acton Children’s Business Fair invites children ages 6 to 14 to create a business, sell to real customers, and keep the profits. We provide tents and tables. It’s that simple. Along the way, children learn about entrepreneurship and, more importantly, about themselves and what they are capable of.