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

Lafayette Mini Maker Faire is gearing up for its third annual event in 2020! We are so excited to build camaraderie among local Makers in Lafayette. We can’t wait to see how this creative, innovative, and resourceful network of Makers will flourish for years to come! Please join us for this FREE event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Lafayette Science Museum.


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


The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2019 celebrated its 14th annual show
with some 900+ makers and 90,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other
flagship event, has grown in five years to 750+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Forty other larger scale
Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and
Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker
Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.


About Make: Magazine:
Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. Make: unites,
inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing
projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and
bend any technology to your will. Download a free issue here.


Besides the magazine and the faire, Make is:

  • vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to
    electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.