What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Our Maker Faire

 

This is Fresno’s 5th Mini Maker Faire. It started in April 2013 as Fresno Ideaworks Mini Maker Faire and was held at Chukchansi Park during a baseball game. A maker faire at a baseball game was a FIRST! It went so well that similar events were held at the stadium even during years when the official Mini Maker Faire was hosted elsewhere.The blending of the faire and the ball game has been a great collaboration.

Makers from around the Valley come to show the creative and innovative projects they have made or are working on. Check back often for “Meet the Makers” profiles. There will be plenty of hands-on activities for all ages and demonstrations that are sure to inspire you to start thinking about a project you could make. It’s all about showing, telling, sharing, and learning what’s possible.

About Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—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.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.