Fix-It Fairs

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The City of Eugene regularly hosts Fix-It Fairs, inviting the community to get items repaired at no cost. Volunteers and professionals will provide free repairs and will be available to coach attendees interested in learning how to make their own repairs. 


Repair services will be available for a variety of products, including small appliances (like lamps and toasters), tools, clothing and textiles, small electronics, home and garden tools, furniture, and toys. To cut down on unnecessary waiting times during busy periods, a maximum of ONE broken item per person will be examined. These events are first-come, first-serve. 


Why repair?

  • Repair is a viable option in Eugene. We are lucky to have a community of repair professionals to help fix our broken stuff. 
  • Repair is good for the local economy. Repair shops keep money in our local economy and support local families.
  • Items aren't made to last as long anymore and it can be frustrating when they break. Repairing them gives you more options than simply throwing them away.
  • Repairing feels good! It is empowering to learn a new skill and bring new life to your favorite things.

The first event was held on July 16th from 11am-3pm at the Amazon Community Center. The second event was held on September 23rd from 1-4pm at the Eugene Public Library Downtown. The final event of 2017 was held at the Winter Lane County Farmer's Market located in the Lane Events Center on December 2nd from 12-3pm. In total for 2017, we assisted over 400 community members with about 70% of the items being repaired!


Our next event will be at the Lane Events Center on Saturday, December 1st from 11am-3pm. We will be fixing small appliances (like lamps and toasters), tools, clothing and textiles, small electronics, home and garden tools, furniture, bicycles, cell phones, and toys. We will also have a tool sharpening station for tools and knives! This event is first-come, first-served. Registration will begin at 10:45am. Registration will likely end before 2pm, so get there early!


While we are excited to offer repairs for many different types of items, we will NOT be accepting gas-powered items, cook stoves, zippers, or computers. If you have one of those items, check out repair2reuse.org for a list of local repair businesses. 


These events are FREE and open to everyone! 


Our generous sponsors, Whirled Pies, Cafe Mam, Sizzle Pie, provided refreshments to our event volunteers and fixers.


Contact Us

  1. Waste Prevention & Green Building

    Allie Breyer
    99 W. 10th Avenue
    Eugene, Or 97401
    Ph: 541-682-5224