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 Lansing Maker Faire

2017 is the FIRST ever Maker Faire in the Lansing Area. Lansing Maker Faire is all about being a “Family of Makers” featuring exhibits, show and tell, a fashion show, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting Art and so much for a family-friendly experience.

Lansing Maker Faire is produced by The Mini Maker Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports STEM/STEAM programming to Lansing area schools.

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.