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

What’s Texoma Mini Makerfaire About?

Education is progressing from STEM to STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  Many North Texas communities and counties don’t even have science fairs or engineering challenges.  There is no opprotunity or event that show’s our children what they can be, what they can really accomplish.  This is what Texoma Mini Makerfaire is all about!

A small team, including Technology Entrepreneur Steve Haviland (Think of IT), Business Development and Project Manager Michael Mitchell (Think of IT), January Jones (WFISD PIE co-ord) and many others have sketched out the first Texoma Mini Maker Faire being held at the MPEC October 27-28, 2017.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. These “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

From the first Maker Faire, held at the San Mateo County Event Center in the San Francisco Bay Area 22-23 April 2006, the event concept has been adopted globally. With over 200 events in 2016, at least one Maker Event is held weekly around the world.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms, new mediums and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it.

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.