Maker Faire Milwaukee
September 26 & 27 at Wisconsin State Fair Park
Maker Faire Milwaukee is part science fair, part county fair, and part something new!
Known as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that welcomes makers to exhibit their work, and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to artists to scientists to garage tinkerers and hobbyists, of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire aims to inspire, inform, connect and entertain in a family-friendly gathering that highlights the do-it-yourself spirit of our community and celebrates innovation in technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more.
Maker Faire Milwaukee will feature:
- More than 150 makers who will demonstrate and showcase 3D printing, microcomputers, robotics, lasers, large-scale art, alternative energy, blacksmithing, crafts, and more
- Hands-on instructional workshops and activity areas for visitors of all ages and interests
- FREE admission (some activities or attractions may require a fee)
This free regional event is produced by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Milwaukee Makerspace, and is presented in collaboration with MAKE magazine and sponsored by Brady Corporation.
In 2014, 131 Mini Maker Faires, Featured Maker
Faires and Flagship Maker Faires were held around the world. More than 35,000
people attended the 2014 inaugural event in
New additions for the 2015 event include expansion of hall space in the Exposition Center for the event’s hands-on workshops for children and adults, demonstrations, speakers and exhibitors that showcase 3D printing, electronics, robotics, laser cutting, soldering, lasers, alternative energy, blacksmithing, indie crafts, and more; and an extended two-day Design and Build Challenge sponsored by GE – Maker Faire Milwaukee’s team-based competition that showcases the talent and creativity of area makers.