Fix-It Fairs

drawing of a hand with a threaded needle symbolizing repair and reuse

What are Fix-it Fairs? 

The City of Eugene has partnered with the ToolBox Project, Eugene’s tool lending library, and other community partners to continue hosting Fix-It Fairs, events that invite the community to get items repaired at no cost. Volunteers and professionals provide repair education at these events and provide assistance to attendees interested in learning how to make their own repairs. More information about recent and upcoming Fix it Fairs and repair events is available. 

These events are FREE and open to everyone.  

How can I get my items repaired? 

In our community, repair services are available for a variety of products such as small appliances (like lamps and toasters), tools, clothing and textiles, small electronics, home and garden tools, furniture, and toys.  

Wondering how you can get your items fixed?  Go to for a directory of local repair professionals and other reuse and repair resources. 

Why repair?

  • Repair is a viable option in Eugene. We have a community of repair professionals to help fix our broken stuff. 
  • Repair shops keep money in our local economy and support local families.
  • Repairing broken items gives you more options than simply throwing them away.
  • Repair is empowering--you can learn a new skill and bring new life to your favorite things.

So far, five large Fix it Fair events have been produced, including a Spanish language Fix it event and smaller scale Fix-it workshops.  At Fix it Fairs, over 600 community members have been assisted with about 70% of items brought to these events being repaired. To date, we have kept over 3,000 pounds of stuff out of the landfill.  Ongoing Fix- it workshops and events are being hosted virtually.  Find out more on our Upcoming Event page.

Contact Us

  1. Waste Prevention & Green Building

    Donny Addison 

    Waste Prevention Analyst

    Atrium Building

    99 W. 10th Ave.

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-5463

    Fx: 541-682-5593