What is Maker Faire?
Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. It is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
Who Is a Maker?
Maker Faire is for all ages, adults and kids alike. Remember, this is Maker Faire, so “hands-on” exhibits are given priority. We want kids and adults to be able to touch and feel things, make things, and learn!
Makers Faire is Great for Schools!
Maker Faire Wayne County is collaborative, innovative, generative, and fun. Invite your students to participate as a group to represent your school to celebrate invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Students can show what they've made and share what they've learned with others—a great match for any educational community. Start planning your group/class activity now for bringing to the faire in May!
The Call For Makers is now open for the 5th Maker Faire Wayne County! Participation is free. You can apply with our online application here. You can also apply via postal mail or telephone. Signup deadline is April 1st.
Number 5 is going to be bigger than ever as makers return to the Wayne College to fill the Student Life Building and landscape with incredible innovation and creativity. Remember, space is limited so you have to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you get your spot at the greatest show (& tell) on earth!
There are several main types of applicants for Maker Faire. You can apply for a Maker Exhibit, Presentation, or Demonstration. Each has their own criteria for acceptance which you can read about more while filling out the form. Be sure to have a nice picture (that you have the rights to share) as well as a bio ready to give us. This information will be on-display on our site and at the event.
Not a Maker? Still Be Part of the Fun!
Of course, there are also other ways to participate in Maker Faire Wayne County, especially as a Volunteer or Sponsor. To learn more about supporting the Maker Faire, please click here. You can signup as a volunteer here.
Maker Faire Wayne County is always a blast. The events in Wayne County are impressive on their own, but mix-in Maker Faire and you have a sight that needs to be seen. Mixing rocket ships and makers can never go wrong. Want to get a taste for what Maker Faire is like? Check out these photos from past years’ events and these videos of Maker Faires from around the world!