The Community Partner Fair is returning to UC Riverside on Sept. 14 for its first in-person event since 2019.
Hosted by UCR Staff Assembly, the event will feature around 50 vendors from on and off campus publicizing the services they offer to staff and faculty members. It is one of the year’s biggest fund raisers for Staff Assembly.
This year’s fair will be held outdoors under the arches at Tomás Rivera Library and will have a festive vibe with prizes, a KUCR DJ playing music, and shaved ice offered as refreshment, said Agam Patel, Staff Assembly president.
“We want to start the academic year out right this fall and make sure Staff Assembly is out front having some fun and making some connections while we’re at it,” he said.
The fair was canceled in 2020 and held virtually last year due to the pandemic. In past years, the trade show-like experience was held at the HUB but was moved outdoors this year so it could be brought back in a way that people feel comfortable with.
“It’s an opportunity for us to get together and celebrate in a safe way,” said Jeff Girod, past president of Staff Assembly.
The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The outdoor setting will include tables, chairs, booths, shaded areas, water stations, and food vendors.
Some vendors will be offering door prizes. Staff Assembly is raffling a free parking pass for one-year to one winner. Other prizes include museum tickets from UCR Arts and sports passes from Intercollegiate Athletics.
Other features at the fair include free flu shots (first come, first served), massage chairs, and a display of plants by the Botanic Gardens.
Find out more information about the fair here.