Repair Fair

Join us at Hatfield's first Community Repair Fair

Sat. July 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Repair Fair - Save the Date

Sat. July 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located in Hatfield's Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building

Do you have a broken or damaged item that could be repaired instead of thrown away? Bring it to the Community Repair Fair! Volunteer Expert Fixers will help repair your broken item, and you can learn as you watch.

This free event will also feature short skill workshops, demos, and displays from community partners who will share strategies for waste prevention.

What kind of items can be brought in for repair? We have recruited Expert Fixers who have expertise in: mechanical items, electronics, woodworking, sewing, knitting, upholstery, backpacks, bikes, jewelry, tool sharpening, and more. Give us a try! Even if your item can't be fixed, you're sure to learn something at the Repair Fair.

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Women working at sewing machines, a man fixing a bike, and women fixing electronics.

Get Help from an Expert Fixer

Fix Things * Learn Skills * Prevent Waste

This event is coordinated by Oregon Sea Grant and the Innovation Lab at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center, with help from the HMSC Green Team. Tabling organizations include Surfrider, Thompson's Sanitary Service, Habitat for Humanity's Newport ReStore, Oceana Natural Foods Co-op, and the Ecotox and Environmental Stress (Brander) Lab at OSU.


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Workshop Schedule

Additional workshops may be added on the hour.

10:30 a.m. Visible Mending: Needle felting (Emy D.)

11:30 a.m.: Acrylic Paint: How to color match repairs (Emy D.)

12:30 p.m: Upcycled Jewelry: Repair and create new items (Xoxa B.)

1:30 p.m.: Visible Mending II: Sock Darning (Emy D.)

2:30 p.m.: Demo: How to change a bike tube (HMSC iLab)