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East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2016

East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult Early Bird
Ages 19 and up. Prices go up September 19th!
Ended $14.00 $1.69
Child/Student Early Bird
Ages 4-18 (children 3 and under are free and do not need a ticket), or with a Student ID. Prices go up September 19th!
Ended $11.00 $1.54
Maker Faire Supporter
Thank you for your generous support of the Mini Maker Faire!!
Oct 23, 2016 $50.00 $3.49
Adult Advance Purchase
Ages 19 and up.
Oct 22, 2016 $17.00 $1.84
Child/Student Advance Purchase
Ages 4-18 (children 3 and under are free and do not need a ticket), or with a Student ID.
Oct 22, 2016 $13.00 $1.64
Adult Day of Event
Ages 19 and up.
Not Started $20.00 $1.99
Child/Student Day of Event
Ages 4-18 and students with ID
Not Started $15.00 $1.74

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Event Details

The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the Do-It-Yourself spirit.  Bring the whole family for a day of cool projects, workshops, beautiful crafts, great food, music and more.  All on the beautiful 4-acre Park Day School campus + adjacent Studio One Art Center in Oakland.  

For more information visit, http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/

Questions? Email us at info@ebmakerfaire.com

DISCOUNT CODES WILL NOT WORK FOR ON SITE TICKET SALES. If you're using a discount code, you must buy your tickets online at least one day ahead.  

Tickets are not refundable after purchase.  However, if for some reason you can't attend, you can give them to friends or neighbors for them to use.

Rain plan: in the event of rain, the Mini Maker Faire will still be held.  Sorry, but we cannot offer refunds in the event of rain.

Event FAQ:

Who qualifies for the Child/Student ticket?
If you are under 18 and/or a full-time student you can register at that rate.  Kids 3 and under do not need a ticket.

Will you check for student IDs at the door? 
Probably not. We'd rather trust you, and we're not that organized. Any money we make from this event benefits the scholarship fund at Park Day School, and all the energy going into the event is volunteered, so just be cool about it.

What is included in the ticket price?
The ticket gets you in the door, where there'll be plenty to do with the various exhibits, workshops, musical performances, and general merriment. You may drop a few more dollars once you're inside, though, if you buy food, crafts or DIY kits. Those are extra. Also, a few activities with high cost materials may charge a small fee.

Where is the list of exhibitors and activities?
Coming in late September at http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/.  Last year's makers are viewable here; the 2014 schedule is here.

Who is putting this event on? 
The parent community at Park Day School. We thought this would be a fun way to contribute to the Maker community and the PDS community, and bring more of the Maker-ethic into our kids school. We're enjoying doing it, though it's a lot of work!

What is your relationship to Maker Media, the producers of "the big Maker Faire?"
A: The folks at Maker Media support over 150 licensed and independently-produced Maker Faires around the world.  They want to spread Maker culture, and they have a very open approach to doing that. We are inspired not only by their event, but by their philosophy. If you like Maker Faire or just making stuff in general, you should subscribe to Make: magazine: https://readerservices.makezine.com/MK/subscribe.aspx

I'd like to exhibit!
Great!  Please submit your ideas here: https://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/call-for-makers/

Where can I park? 

There is street parking in the neighborhood, and nearby schools (Emerson Elementary and Oakland Tech) may again offer parking for a fee.

How do I get there by public transportation? 

Park Day School is a short walk from the MacArthur BART station and bus lines along Telegraph, Broadway, and 40th Streets.

Will you have bike parking? 

Yes!  Bikes will be safely and securely held for you at the 42nd Street entrance while you visit the Faire. 

Can I bring my dog? 

Sorry, dogs are not allowed on the campus.

Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire in exchange for a free ticket? 

Yes! Please contact volunteer@ebmakerfaire.com

What if it rains? 

The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.

What can I expect?

To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.


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When & Where

Park Day School + Studio One Art Center
360 42nd St
Oakland, CA 94609

Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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East Bay Mini Maker Faire

About East Bay Mini Maker Faire:

East Bay Mini Maker Faire is an independently-produced Maker Faire, licensed and organized by the parent, educator, and student community of Park Day School.

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 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.

Maker Faire Logo

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in the East Bay.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About Make: Magazine:

Make Magazine Cover

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.


Besides the magazine and the faire, Make: and Maker Media is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions;
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.
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