Maker Faire Orange County can't happen without YOU!

Join us October 21st 2023 at the OC Fair & Event Center and share your projects with thousands of people.  There is no fee for individuals or community groups to exhibit.  There is a $150 seller fee for individuals and lifestyle businesses to sell products you make at the event. Established companies and those looking to advertise are encouraged to sponsor  which includes sponsor benefits.  If you are a startup and unsure where you fit, contact us at makerfaireoc@ocreate.org.

 

This year we will have the biggest building at the fairgrounds and a Parking Lot for outdoor space. If you joined us at the 2022 event, this building is across the main mall next to the hanger.  We will not have a dark room this year so please plan accordingly.

Who or What is a Maker?

A Maker is a person that likes to make things.  DIYers who love the process of creation.  Many makers are hobbyists, enthusiasts or students (amateurs!)–but they are also a wellspring of innovation, creating new products and producing value in the community. Some makers do become entrepreneurs and start companies.  A maker loves the process not just the end product, and often want to share that process with other interested individuals.

 

OC Fair Ground Buildings


Exhibit Applications

See the Makers Manual for more information.

 

What You Will Need to Apply

  • Maker / Maker Group Information – Name, Image (logo or pic), website, social media pages, etc.
  • Exhibit Information – Name, description, images, website, social media pages, etc.
  • Exhibit Requirements – Power, water, light levels, sound levels, safety, time needed to setup, etc.

Exhibits are not approved in the order received, and it may be several weeks before we get to your application. We will contact you via the email provided in the exhibit application if we need more information or when your application has been approved or rejected. We are an all-volunteer team and we appreciate your patience as we process hundreds of applications.

 

Unfortunately, we do not have space at the event for all exhibit applications. Please ensure that you highlight your exhibit with good photos / video / description when you submit. We also maintain a balance between selling / non-selling exhibits and a good mix of the type of exhibits.