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About OSU Repair Fairs

Repair Fairs are an event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Center for Civic Engagement.

Details for each fair vary, so stay tuned to this page for information about upcoming fairs.

Why Repair Fairs?

We believe in providing a space that allows us to exchange ideas rather than dollars, developing people into fixers rather than consumers, and reusing materials rather than wasting them. We offer Repair Fairs to realize this vision. We believe you will benefit by: 

  • Save Money: Score free repairs so you don’t have to buy more stuff.
  • Gain Skills: Connect with others to learn new skills or share your own.
  • Reduce Waste: Save your beloved belongings and conserve natural resources.

Fall Repair Fair

When: Wednesday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St.

Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings, attend demos to learn more skills! Free and open to all.

A clothing station at a past Repair Fair Repair Skills Offered:

  • Appliances & Electronics (small items only, please)
  • Bicycles
  • NEW: Clothing
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Housewares (furniture, ceramics, lamps, etc.)
  • Jewelry
  • Musical Instruments (woodwind & guitar strings only)
  • NEW: Wood Furniture

Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.

Drop-In D.I.Y. Demonstrations

Demonstrations will be drop-in style - come by anytime in the listed timeframe for a hands-on demo.

  • 5:30-6:30: Feel the Burn: Decorative Woodburning for Upcycling: Have scrap wood that you don’t know what to do with? Don’t throw it away; upcycle it into art! Come learn how to decorate wood by burning designs into it. Great for holiday gifts and decorating, as well as a fun and creative way to relieve some stress. (Leader: Peter Young, OSU Craft Center)
  • 6:30-7:30: Fall into Flavor: D.I.Y. Pumpkin Spice: Want to spice up your life? Come to the demo and learn how to make pumpkin spice mix! Can be used in a wide variety of recipes, from hot cocoa to your favorite roasted veggies. (Leaders: Lily Butler, OSU Waste Watchers, and Nolan Gunter, Center for Civic Engagement)

Additional Details

Directions: We are located at 644 SW 13th St. in Corvallis; see a map of the entrance and parking here; view our building on Google Maps here. Please enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks. City buses 36 and 8 stop within 2-4 blocks of our building while routes 15 and 7 stop 6 blocks away at 11th & Monroe (view full details on the Corvallis Transit System website or use Google Transit to find the best option for you).

Volunteers needed! Learn more and find links to sign-up here.

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For questions, accommodation requests, or to volunteer, please contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.