Champlain Maker Faire
Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
Thanks to overwhelming response from the public, we have nearly reached our event capacity and have sold out of advanced purchase tickets.
There will be 200 additional tickets available at the gate, and we will be selling more at the gate as visitors leave and capacity permits.
Thanks for visiting our ticketing site and we hope to see you at the Faire!
The Champlain Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water but what makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people belong together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture.
In its simplest form, Maker Faire creates conversations with Makers. It is a show-and-tell format for people of all ages that bring out the “kid” in all of us. Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community. Yet, Maker Faire is a “fair” that is fun and engaging.
The Champlain Mini Maker Faire was developed by Doug Webster – Aerospace Engineer, President the National Association for Workforce Improvement, State Education Coordinator, and host of the TV STEM education series, “A Renewed Culture of Innovation” – with help from area businesses and community groups (including the Vermont Makers, Vermont Technology Alliance, and IBM) with a mission to build a renewed culture of innovation.
Shelburne Farms will host the Champlain Mini Maker Faire September 29 at the Coach Barn, a beautiful late 1900 barn with stables, a courtyard, and open indoor spaces adjacent to Lake Champlain.
About Maker Faire:
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, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including Champlain Mini 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.
Special Offer to Maker Faire Attendees from Shelburne Museum!
Visitors to the 2012 Champlain Maker Faire will receive 2-for-1 admission to Shelburne Museum beginning September 29 and continuing through October 28, the final day of the Museum’s 2012 season. Just keep your Maker Faire ticket and present it at Museum admissions.
Shelburne Museum has produced a special self-guided tour we hope will be of special interest to Maker Faire fans. A Short History of Innovation highlights diverse historic innovations in the Museum’s collection such as precision vintage rifles, an 1890 Jacquard Loom, the walking beam engine on the steamboat Ticonderoga, the elegant intricacies of 19th-century Parisian automata, and more.
A printed map and guide to A Short History of Innovation will be available at Shelburne Museum’s welcome center beginning September 29, free of charge. Visitors may use the guide to take the tour, and learn about different historic innovations at each stop along the way.
The Museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.
6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT. (10 minute drive from Shelburne Farms)