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Repair Fair May 18

Saturday, May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


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Join us for a community repair event! Volunteers will be on hand to help you figure out and possibly fix household items. The event is FREE to attend, but repair volunteers will charge their own rates for repairs. A Repair Fair is a fun way to learn about repair, save money, and keep things from going into the trash!

Let us know you’re coming and grab a free ticket above! Interested in being one of our volunteer repairers?

Please fill out our volunteer registration form to let us know you’re interested!

What to Expect:

When you arrive at Perennial with your broken items, you will check in at the front desk. If you’ve brought an item to be repaired, you will be directed to the appropriate Repair Station where you will wait for the volunteer repair person to assess your item. Volunteers can spend up to 30 minutes repairing a single item. If your repair takes longer than 30 minutes, your volunteer repair person may offer to complete the repair for pick up at a later date, encourage you to continue the repair at home, or refer you to a repair shop. After your item is repaired, or if you don’t bring an item to be repaired, you will be free to roam about the fair to observe repairs and collect information from each Repair Station. We can’t guarantee that any or all of your items will be repaired at the event, and as with all repairs, there is a slight chance your item could be damaged in the process, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give it our best shot!

What can I bring to be repaired?

Damaged items, or images of damaged items, that you are not sure how to repair!

Take a look at our previous Repair Stations for ideas:

– Candle Refills

– Bike Repair

– String Instrument Repair

– Electronic Repair

– Jewelry Repair

– Clothing Repair

– Wood Item + Furniture Repair

– Computer Repair

– Book Repair

*If you’re looking to have an unusual item repaired, email events@perennialstl.org with a description and a picture to see if we can help you out!

How many broken items can I bring?

You are welcome to bring multiple items to be repaired; however, to reduce the wait time for each attendee, one broken item per person will be examined at a time. If there is time after your first repair for another item, you will jump to the end of the line at the next (or the same) Repair Station.

What is NOT accepted?

– Items too large or heavy for one person to carry *If your item is too large to carry, consider bringing in a photo.
– Large appliances
– Unwashed clothing

We can’t wait to see you there!



Saturday, May 18
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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3762 S. Broadway
Saint Louis, MO 63118 United States