Join us Wednesday, April 24 from 5-7 pm as we celebrate the kickoff of the 2013 Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture!
Downtown Allen County Public Library – Theater (free parking for ACPL card holders)
Learn more about the Maker Faire, find out ways you can exhibit as a Maker, Vendor, or Sponsor, and hear from makers as they share their inspiration and offer a sneak peak at a few projects they’ve made.
If you like to see how things are made, or better yet, must tear things apart to make them better, faster, louder, automated, more efficient, etc. – well you get the drift – you’ll love the Maker Faire so come find out more about getting involved.
Free tours of the TekVenture Maker Station available until 9 pm.
Please RSVP by April 22 to email@example.com.
Though it’s been some time since our event ended, we want to thank all of our Makers, Volunteers, Food Vendors, Entertainers, Sponsors, Guests and others who helped make the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire a huge success!
All who attended had great fun – even with the cold weather. Whether meeting new Makers, learning about processes and tools Makers use in their projects, creating make-and-take projects, eating wonderfully unique food or listening to the music Makers, attendees had the opportunity to experience new things, meet new people, and participate in a Maker Faire – the greatest show (and tell) on earth!
At this time we are planning our next event and hope you’ll give us feedback on how we can make it better. Thank you Fort Wayne for helping to make this event even bigger and better. In the meantime, check out this 2012 event video produced by Das Fort
Maker Faire is fast approaching and I wanted to again say thank you for everyone’s hard work, to our sponsors, to our exhibitors, and to you, the public.
Our last meeting was last night and it was very productive. It seems things will run smoothly, Makers are going to have a blast, and guests will be exposed to the greatest show (and tell) on earth. THANK YOU for helping make it happen.
By the way, we secured another Maker today!
Volunteers are still needed to fill a few roles so help us out a few hours and get a cool T-shirt in addition to being part of a totally unique, fulfilling, and fun experience! Just click on the Volunteer Tab and complete the form. We’ll be in contact shortly.
See what the DID has to say about Maker Faire Fort Wayne. We hope to see you there!
I got involved with TekVenture in order to motivate my 21 year old son who isn’t sure what he wants to do when he grows up. When I investigated TekVenture workshops, I found there were fun things for me to learn about and I registered for several. Now I’m registered as a Maker for the Fort Wayne Maker Faire and can’t wait to learn more. — Emily Simpson, As Above So Below jewelry maker who makes creations with fused glass and wire art
Putting on a Maker Faire is a huge task and we could use your help. Volunteer for a shift or two and you not only help make this totally unique and cool event a success, you will also walk away with a free T-shirt and a thank you. Click on volunteer and let us know who you are. We’ll be in touch shortly.
On Oct. 6 & 7, Headwaters Park East will again be filled with Makers working on interesting projects. Chainmail Makers will be selling their wares, robots will be boxing, eggs will be catapult through the air, kids will learn how to weld, solder and build rockets, food will be for sale and fun will be had by all.
Visit the TekVenture Maker Station to see what what tools are available and what workshops are around the corner. Stop by the TekVenture area to see what you want to win in the Raffle, see Casey Drudge’s Chain Reaction Challenge Machine in action, track daily weather balloon launches from the Weather Station, and learn about the Chamber of Commerce’ Tech Fest event designed to help stop the “brain drain” of area youth from Northeast Indiana.
Wonderful food will be for purchase at the Maker Faire. Mad Anthony will be there selling brew along with their tasty pulled pork and other treats. Bo will be there with the new Bravas truck and his famous gourmet hot dogs. Pembroke Bakery will be there with warm coffee, sweet treats, and a loaf of gluten-free bread or two. The Getaway Grill will also be there with gourmet tacos and other South-of-the-border delicacies. So get your ticket, get hungry, and get to the Maker Faire!
Tickets available today at MakerFaireFortWayne.Eventbrite.com or at the door all weekend, Oct. 6 & 7. Cash along with MasterCard, VISA, and Discover will be accepted.
Daily Weekend Passes
$10 – Ages 15+ $16 – Ages 15+
$6 – Ages 4-14 $10 – Ages 1-14
$0 – Ages 0-3
Come see us all the cool things people are making in the basements and backyards around Fort Wayne and beyond!
Well, the Fort Wayne Maker Faire folks are at it again. Rick Kinney of Even Keel Event Productions has confirmed that Solution Action Sports is going to be doing BMX bike demos each day. Come check out these regional BMX pros as they pedal, jump, and amaze.
Don’t forget, tickets are available before the Fort Wayne Maker Faire at MakerFaireFortWayne.eventbrite.com. You can also help out by providing a small donation. If you miss your chance to purchase in advance, tickets will be sold at the door with cash, MasterCard, and VISA.
Tickets are free for ages 0-3, $5 for ages 4-14, and $10 for ages 15+.
Weekend passes are also available. $10 for ages 4-14 and $16 for ages 15+. You still get a chance to earn. Take your Eventbrite ticket to Brickworld Fort Wayne Sept. 22 & 23, 2012 and receive $1 off at the gate. Then bring a voucher from Brickworld to the Maker Faire gate and save $1!
Thanks to all those who’ve made it possible to provide this event free to the Makers including the hardworking planning committee, the sponsors, the volunteers, the exhibitors, and you, the people who will experience the Fort Wayne Maker Faire, the greatest show (and tell) on earth.