Independently-organized but inspired by Maker Faire and MAKE magazine, East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a full-blown community fair that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading and engineering plus music, food, workshops, and performance.
Last year, our fourth year, we featured over 170 makers, 7 stages, and welcomed 7,000 people to the combined grounds of Park Day School and Studio One Art Center.
This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across the East Bay and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.
The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. You can apply as a Maker, Commercial Maker (individual makers primarily selling —$100 booth fee; startups please contact email@example.com), Workshop or Presentation, or Performer. (Food vendors please write firstname.lastname@example.org. Businesses please contact email@example.com.)
Please provide a short description of what you make and what you will actually bring to East Bay Mini Maker Faire. Please link to photographs or videos of what you make.
Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:
- Kinetic & Installation Art
- Music Performance
- Hacks of Any Sort
- Homesteader Projects
- Workshops and Speakers
- 3D Printers & Digital Fabrication
- Textile Arts and Crafts
- Student Projects
- Rockets and RC Toys
- Green Tech
- Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
- Electric Vehicles
- Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
- Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
- Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
- Unusual Tools or Machines
- How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
- Food and Beverage vendors please write firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 10’x10′ space. If you need more space for your exhibit or project, please let us know. Use this space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something.
If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email: email@example.com.
OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE @EBMAKERFAIRE
Startups and Companies / Sponsorship: We welcome maker-related businesses, both small and large, at Maker Faire. For more information about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please check out our Sponsor page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer: For information about volunteering at East Bay Mini Maker Faire, please contact us at volunteer@ebmakerfaire.
We look forward to seeing you at East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, October 19th!