An Official Event of the 


Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Freimann Square, Downtown Fort Wayne 
200 E. Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Lisa Kern
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana
(260) 484-2543

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana


 Are you a young entrepreneur looking for a venue to sell your products?

The Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneur Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience and an official event of The Three Rivers Festival! This one day outdoor event provides the opportunity for young entrepreneurs to gain experience operating a business. The young business owners display and sell their unique products to the local community.  All products are handmade and personally sold by the owners.  You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, clothing, and more!



Who can participate?                                                                                                                                        The marketplace is open to entrepreneurs up to 21 years old and college students.

Where will the marketplace be set up?                                                                                                           The event will be an outdoor marketplace located at Freimann Square, 200 E. Main St. Fort Wayne, IN 46802. with tents, tables, chairs provided by Junior Achievement.

How it works?                                                                                                                                                Young entrepreneurs should be responsible for set up, customer interaction and sales.  We encourage parents of younger entrepreneurs to allow the children to do as much as possible on their own.  Parents and younger siblings may sit in the booth, but should not participate in selling or promoting the child’s product/service.



Is there a registration fee?
Yes, be an Early Bird and save $10.00 off registration! 
It only costs $15.00 to register your business before June 1, 2019. 
$25.00 Registration from June 2 - June 30, 2019.
Don't delay!  Space is limited!
What does the registration fee include?
Registration fee includes table, tent and table covering.
How do I apply/register for a marketplace booth?
  • First you will need to fill in the Application which consists of a few questions about your business.
  • Click the link above or visit our website at and select the events tab then Young Entrepreneur Marketplace. Or select the EVENTS tab on our Facebook page for details and registration.
  • Youth working as a group should submit one application that includes each person's information.
  • No more than 3 participants per business.
Can we share a booth with several friends?
Yes, but the registration fee is per business, even if they’re selling different items.
How many businesses will you accept?
We will accept up to 50 businesses. So don't delay, submit your application today!
About how many people are expected to attend the Three Rivers Festival on July 20?
Approximately 3000 people will attend the event (weather permitting).
When is the last day to sign up?
You can submit your application for registration until June 30, 2019.
Can I get a refund?
We do not give refunds, but you can apply your registration to the next marketplace.

Can my child sell food, services or used items?                                                                                       Anything can be sold, however used items are not allowed.

My kids are selling food.  Do they need a Food Handlers Permit?                                                               No, children do not require any kind of license or permit to sell, but you must inform Junior Achievement of the food items/products that will be sold in the booth. 

 Is electricity provided?                                                                                                                                     Electrical hook ups are limited, so early registration is recommended.

 Can I play music at my booth?                                                                                                                         Yes, as long as the volume is low and the lyrics are respectful.

 Do we have to supply our own tables and tents?                                                                                               No, Junior Achievement will provide those for you.

 What will each business will be provided per registration?

  • 1 – 6 foot table
  • Covered tenting
  • 1-2 chairs per table
  • Table covering
  • Electricity (limited sites with electricity, so register early!)

 What are young entrepreneurs required to bring:                                                                                      

  • Your products or service
  • Decorations
  • Money for making change, cash box/container and credit card device (if applicable)

Can we decorate our table and tent?                                                                                                        Absolutely!  We encourage students to decorate and set up their area to represent their products and services.

Can I sell out of a trailer?                                                                                                                                        We do not allow trailers/carts.

Can I bring a generator?                                                                                                                                     We do not allow generators due to the noise level they produce.

Check out these other great JA Entrepreneurial Programs! 

Lemonade Day--Saturday, May 11, 2019. This program is FREE and meant for students of all ages.

JA Young Entrepreneur Summer Camp--Week of June 17-21. Open to students that have finished grades 5th-7th.