What is Maker Faire?

We Are All Makers!
America was built by makers — curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose tinkering habit sparked whole new industries. At TED@MotorCity, MAKE magazine publisher Dale Dougherty says we’re all makers at heart, and shows cool new tools to tinker with, like Arduinos, affordable 3D printers, even DIY satellites.

“The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age.”
— The New York Times

Champlain Maker FaireChamplain Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology. The Call for Makers is now open. Champlain Maker Faire is an event guided by the staff of MAKE Magazine and the Maker Faire, and is organized by Champlain Maker Faire organizations. It is not an O’Reilly Media event. Our goal is to bring together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Scientists, Artists, and everyone else for a Faire full of fun and inspiration.

Vermont, Meet Your Makers!
Seven Days Newspaper recently did a story on the local Maker movement, introducing just a handful of Vermont’s Makers. Read the story here. Of course the best way to meet the Makers is to attend Champlain Maker Faire!

Learn more about your makers!

Across the Globe!
Community-based, independently produced Maker Faires are happening all over the globe!
See a map of Maker Faires here.

History of Maker Faire:
Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and now expanding to Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. Held annually in each of these locations, the event may expand elsewhere in the future. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine (makezine.com) and O’Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company’s books, conferences and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators.
Community-driven, independently produced Maker Faires inspired by the original Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States, including Champlain Maker Faire.

About MAKE magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. MAKE is published quarterly by Maker Media, the division of O’Reilly Media, Inc., that also produces the wildly popular Make: Online, CRAFT, the Maker Shed online store for DIY kits, books, and more, and the world’s biggest DIY festival, Maker Faire.