Frisco to host Repair Fair where outdoor gear with minor damage can be repaired for free

The Colorado mountain town is known for its outdoor recreation as well as its beautiful natural environments

The Frisco Historic Park is pictured. The Frisco Repair Fair is scheduled to take place at the park on Sept. 23, 2023.
Todd Powell/Town of Frisco

Frisco will host its second annual free Repair Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Frisco Historic Park, according to a news release from the town.

Sew Tough Repair and Frisco town staff will be on site to patch holes and repair minor tears in outdoor equipment, including coats, tents and backpacks. A Rebel Sports bike mechanic will also be at the event to help provide simple bicycle repairs.

Frisco’s sustainability committee — known as the Green Team — launched the Repair Fair last year, according to the news release. The event is inspired by existing programs developed by several outdoors manufacturers that facilitate the repair, reuse, resale and recycling of used gear.

Free repairs are made to outdoor equipment at the inaugural Repair Fair hosted by the town of Frisco in 2022.
Hilary Sueoka/Town of Frisco

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 146 million tons of solid waste ended up in landfills across the U.S. in 2018, with materials most commonly used in outdoor equipment, such as plastics, leather and textiles, comprising over 29% of that waste.

Attendees at the Repair Fair are asked to bring one piece of clean equipment for repair, as well as their own cup or mug for the beverages that will be provided, the release states. Free pizza and snacks will also be available.

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