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

A MAKER FAIRE IS ABOUT CELEBRATING LEARNING AND DOING – NOT JUST THE FINISHED AND PERFECT END PRODUCT.  IT’S A PLACE TO SHOW PROJECTS AND SHARE WHAT WE’RE LEARNING WITH OTHERS.

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 community.

 

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2018 celebrated its thirteenth annual show with some 800+ exhibits and 90,000 people in attendance.  World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, grew in nine years to 900+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few—and over 170 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 43 other countries around the world.

 

2022 marks the first year for Maker Faire Orange County and we hope for this to grow into a yearly event that bring together different makers from all over Southern California.

 

ABOUT MAKER FAIRE:

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.