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 the Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire

The Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the creativity, ingenuity, and diversity of makers throughout the Mohawk Valley region.  Our 2018 event is a a community-based collaboration between SUNY Polytechnic Institute and a growing range of individual makers and participating institutions that include Sculpture Space, thINCubator, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, and the Utica Children’s Museum. Our shared goal is to spread the maker ethos and help to cultivate a sustainable maker culture that can contribute to the continuing revitalization of our communities.  We invite you to join us in this mission.

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.