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The Kolbe Children's Business Fair
October 8th, 2023

Inspiring the next generation of principled entrepreneurs in a culture of faith, virtue, & vision

About Us

The Kolbe Children's Business Fair (KCBF) is the first Catholic children's business fair in the world! Inspired by the witness of St. Maximilian Kolbe, the KCBF seeks to inspire the next generation of principled entrepreneurs in a culture of faith, virtue, and vision. 

KCBF is an opportunity for young people to dream, create, work, and serve their customers at a one day market where they will test their ideas in a real commercial exchanges with real customers. 100% of all sales made by the children are taken home by the young entrepreneurs because they are the "fruits of their labor." 

The KCBF is a program of The Sanctuary Academy - a new model of Catholic education where the goal is for each learner to find a calling that will change the world!

The costs of running the KCBF is made possible by generous sponsors and donors. 


Be a Vendor for the Oct 8th, 2023 Fair

Inspiring the Next Generation of Principled Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs (5-15 yrs) develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.

One Day Market Place

Each young entrepreneur will have a booth to show their wares and pitch to customers.

The Entrepreneur Keeps All Profits

Man deserves the fruits of his labor and so do young entrepreneurs. All sales they make, they keep.

Meet Business Leaders in the Community

Business leaders will come and interview the young entrepreneurs and rate them in a competition for most original business idea, highest business potential, and best presentation/creativity.


Markets in the Shadow of the Temple

Thank you to the 2022 KCBF Sponsors!

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St. John Cantius


Famous Amos Cookies


Andres Rodriguez, CFP


Renew Chicago


Chews Life


Mass of the Ages

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Kollar Wealth


Next Great Adventure


The Sanctuary Academy

Be a Sponsor for 2023

100% of the sales are kept by the young entrepreneurs, so The Kolbe Children's Business Fair depends on sponsorships and your donations to put on the fair. This is a wonderful opportunity to associate your business with a positive impact for our youth.

Even a little monetary contribution can go a long way - and rely on support from people like you to create an impact on our youth. Donations that exceed costs will go towards scholarships for Sanctuary Academy students.

Donate now, and make a difference in the lives of our youth.


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