This Saturday, Sept. 10, nearly 300 small businesses from more than 30 cities across Utah will gather at Cory Wride Park for ShopFest Utah, hosted by the Eagle Mountain City Chamber of Commerce.
Initially organized as the Eagle Mountain Street Fair, ShopFest Utah has exponentially grown over the past six years, eventually outgrowing its birthplace at Peregrine Rd.
In 2019, the Fair was moved to Cory Wride Memorial Park and became known as ShopFest Utah. In 2016, the Street Fair hosted just 100 local businesses. That number has grown to nearly 300 in 2022.
In addition to providing small businesses with the opportunity to grow, ShopFest Utah encourages its thousands of annual attendees to shop local.
“Small businesses are such an important part of Eagle Mountain,” says Aaron Sanborn, Director of Economic Development for Eagle Mountain. “About 80% of our businesses are small, home-based businesses.”
When residents patronize small businesses, they contribute to the growth and success of the Eagle Mountain community. ShopFest Utah is the perfect opportunity to do just that.
No matter your interests, there will be something for everyone at the ShopFest Utah market.
ShopFest Utah will host booths featuring arts & crafts, books, pet supplies & care, and many more categories.
This year, ShopFest Utah has the special privilege of partnering with Children’s Entrepreneur Market, a farmers market run entirely by kids.
The Children’s Entrepreneur Market provides Utah’s kids with the opportunity to hone their business skills they need to one day achieve their goals and build their own companies. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during ShopFest, patrons can support children and their small businesses at the Children’s Entrepreneur Market.
In addition to the best shopping Utah can offer, patrons can also expect to experience live entertainment and plenty of food trucks. The splash pad at the park will also be turned on for the event, weather permitting.
ShopFest Utah would not be possible without the Eagle Mountain City Chamber of Commerce and their generous sponsors.
“The Chamber feels strongly about promoting local businesses,” says Jenny Humes, Event Director for the Chamber of Commerce. “Our goal is to support our local businesses in every way possible. … We are excited to provide an opportunity for local businesses to sell their merchandise, show off their talents on the stage and market their business. We expect ShopFest to be a huge success and to continue for many years to come.”
ShopFest Utah’s operating hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Cory Wride Memorial Park.
View the complete list of vendors for ShopFest Utah 2022.