Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire is a family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.
October 1st & 2nd under the pavilion at beautiful Headwaters Park.
Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves — from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to Martha Stewart-quality "slow made" foods and homemade clothes. Inspiration is ubiquitous at the festival and there are surprises around every corner for people of all ages.
Saturday - October 1st, 2011 from 9am - 6pm
Sunday - October 2nd, 2011 from 9am - 6pm
How do I get my tickets once I have purchased them online?
Tickets purchased on-line, will receive an email confirmation with a link to print your eTickets from your computer.
I did not receive an email confirmation when I ordered my tickets, what should I do?
Check your spam or gray mail folder, in case it was misdirected. If you are unable to find it, firstname.lastname@example.org to have it resent. Please include the name and email address used to order the tickets.
I am not able to print my tickets, what should I do?
Adobe has a site which reviews the common issues with printing .pdf files
In the article you will see the quickest resolution is to print as an image - Step 1
If this article doesn't help to resolve the issue, please let us know. We can send you the .pdf as an email attachment rather than having you access the ticket from the link in the email. And of course, if that doesn't work, we can print the tickets and get them to you by another means. Please feel free to reach us at email@example.com or call us at 800-998-9938 M-F 7:30-5pm.
The tickets have my name but I want to give them as a gift, donate, etc., can the be used by someone else?
Yes, the tickets are transferrable. The name on the ticket does not need to be the ticket holder at the gate. If you would like to have the name on the ticket changed or removed, please firstname.lastname@example.org, we can update the tickets on your behalf.
Where can I park?
If you are coming by car, please follow the driving directions for public parking near Headwaters Park East - Lincoln Pavilion. Parking is $4.
Can I buy Tickets On-site?
Yes. Tickets can be purchased on-site at Maker Faire
- Ticket booths open at 9:30 a.m.
- Credit Cards (MasterCard/VISA/Discover) and cash accepted
Will there be ATM machines on-site?
No, ATM machines will NOT be available on-site, however there are several in downtown Fort Wayne within walking distance. To avoid waiting in line, it is best to bring cash for entrance fees and food.
Can I volunteer at Maker Faire?
Yes. We welcome volunteer participation at Maker Faire. We believe our volunteers make a valuable contribution to the success of Maker Faire! Stay tuned to learn more about volunteer positions and how you can contribute to the success of Maker Faire.
Will there be food onsite?
Yes. You will find a wide variety of food options at Maker Faire. Outside food or beverages are not permitted through the gates unless you have special medical dietary requirements.
Will you have recycling this year?
Yes. Recycling bins will be available to collect paper, plastic, and glass.
Can we bring strollers?
Are backpacks allowed?
Yes, you can bring in a backpack. Just remember, no food or bottles. There will be onsite security.
Can we bring dogs?
No. 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.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors.
What can I expect?
To have the time of your life! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
This contract limits the liability of TekVenture, Inc. ("TV") and its affiliates. You acknowledge that Maker Faire exhibits and activities are inherently hazardous, and that risks to you as a Maker Faire attendee include physical injury and property damage. You are solely responsible for supervising/controlling the behavior of the children in your party for your for their safety. By purchasing this ticket and/or participating in Maker Faire exhibits and/or activities, you assume all risks to you and/or your children of such, including damage, loss, harm, injury and death to your person(s) and all risks resulting from negligent instruction or supervision, and you release TV from all corresponding liability to you and your successors. Your rights are waived to any images and/or recordings you may appear in while at Maker Faire and any/all related promotional or documentary materials.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
When & Where
TekVenture is Fort Wayne's only member-based 501(c) 3 public art and technology laboratory located at 1800 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN. Our goal is to create a public intersection between imagination, technology, art & community - a space where artists, tinkers, makers, engineers, inventors, prototypers, craftspeople, and others gather to use tools, share ideas, make things and create fellowship..
TekVenture opened Phase 1 of our project on 3.14/15, the newly renovated Rapid Prototyping Center. We are working to bring the building to code and to build out additional labs including woodworking, maching, sewing, robotics, auto bay, and last but not least, a hot shop. We are seeking members and volunteers to help build out the next labs which we hope to open in late June, 2015.
The general public can access TekVenture through workshops, events, community building projects and donations of time, materials, equipment, or money.