What day(s) and hour(s) will Austin Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
Sunday, May 3rd – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Where can I park?
There is convenient paved parking adjacent to the facilities. It costs $3 to park. Handicap parking is located near the entrance.
Is public transportation available?
Find your public transportation route through bus or light rail at Capital Metro, or by calling 474-1200.
Can I bring my dog?
For the safety and well being of our four-legged friends, please leave your pets at home. There are loud noises, many moveable parts, fire elements, and large crowds, all of which do not create a safe environment for pets.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
Yes! We welcome volunteer participation at Austin Mini Maker Faire. We believe our volunteers make a valuable contribution to the success of the Faire! Learn more about the volunteer positions and contribute to the success of Austin Mini Maker Faire.
Can I still sign up to be a Maker at the Mini Maker Faire?
The call for Makers ends March 15, 2014. Click here to apply for this year's Faire!
What can I expect?
To have the time of your life! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry. We have many indoor exhibits and activities in the Luedecke Arena and the Skyline Club at the Expo Center, and our other Makers and attractions will be under tents for protection from sun and rain.
Austin Mini Maker Faire is organized by Austin Tinkering School, a place where kids (and adults) can use real tools and real materials to build the things that they think of.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was heldin San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagshipevent, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in YOUR CITY.
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. Subscribe here.
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