September 19, 2017
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire Oct. 7 & 8
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Part of MAKE Magazine 's larger Maker movement, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is a mix between science fair and county fair that brings together tech inventors, engineers, hobbyists, educators, artists and more. Together, the makers display their creations and share their passion for conceiving the unthinkable and doing the impossible.
"Cincinnati is and always has been a city of makers," says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. "Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is an incredible way to continue that legacy by showcasing the talent and ingenuity of this city and igniting the creativity and imagination of future makers."
This year, fan favorites like OKILUG (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana LEGO Users Group) will return with amazing LEGO cityscapes and History in Brick will recreate Cincinnati icons like Music Hall and the Roebling Bridge out of LEGO bricks. The R2-D2 Builders Club will also be back with fully-functioning R2-D2s. And, new for 2017, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will feature a skateABLE obstacle course from Able Projects, fiber art workshops from Full Frontal Nerdity, 3D printing demos from GorillaMaker and a cardboard free build area where you can let your creativity run wild armed with nothing but duct tape and cardboard. CMC's exhibits team will also debut a Found Sound parade and musical performances from MacGyver'ed giant instruments.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will also feature instructional workshops, local food trucks and vendors so you can take a piece of the experience with you and begin your own maker journey.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is free for CMC Members. Advance tickets for non-Members are $7. Day-of tickets for non-Members are $10. Parking is $5 cash or credit for all guests. To purchase tickets in advance visit cincinnati.makerfaire.com.
Sign up to be a maker - Registration closes September 22
Last year's Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire was the largest yet with more than 80 makers. This year's event aims to be even bigger but we need you to make it happen. If you have an invention, gadget, workshop, artwork or display to show off there's still time to sign up to be a maker at this year's event.
Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.