Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM (CDT)
Fort Wayne, IN
Saturday - September 14, 2013 from 10am - 6pm
Sunday - September 15, 2013 from 10am - 6pm
Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire - Powered by TekVenture 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.
September 14 & 15, 2013 at beautiful Headwaters Park East at the Lincoln Pavilion, 333 S. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Event hours are 10am - 6pm each day.
Maker Faire Fort Wayne 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.
POWER RACING SERIES AND OBSTACLE COURSE RACING • ROCKETS & ROBOTS • DIY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY • ARTS & CRAFTS • BICYCLES • FIRE • ARTS • ELECTRONICS • ARTISAN FOODS • URBAN FARMING • SUSTAINABLE LIVING • ART CARS • WOODWORKING • CIRCUIT BOARDS • ALTERNATIVE ENERGY VEHICLES • LIVE MUSIC • TESLA COILS • ARDUINO & KITS • PROFESSIONAL BMX RIDERS • AND SO MUCH MORE!
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Where can I park?
If you are coming by car, please follow the driving directions for public parking near Headwaters Park East - Lincoln Pavilion, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Parking is $4 in nearest public parking lot.
Is there a secure place for my bicycle?
Yes. An on-site Bike Valet will be operated by the City of Fort Wayne Trails Department. Tips are welcome.
Can I buy Tickets On-site?
Yes. Tickets can be purchased on-site at Maker Faire
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! Volunteers receive free event entrance and a free T-shirt. Our volunteers make a valuable contribution to the success of Maker Faire! To learn more about volunteer positions and how to register to volunteer, visit www.MakerFaireFortWayne.com/Volunteer.
Will there be food on-site?
Yes. You will find a wide variety of food options for purchase 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 on-site 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 and layer-up if it's cold.
What can I expect?
To have the time of your life! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
The Mission of TekVenture is to provide an environment offering space, tools, materials, and mentors where the community can realize their creative potential, satisfy their need to make things, talk shop with other Makers, and connect with emerging technologies and the industries that use them.
Tools, material donations and contributions to TekVenture, a 501 (c)(3) Indiana nonprofit corporation, are welcome!
While searching for a permanent facility, TekVenture in partnership with the Allen County Public Library is currently operating as the TekVenture Maker Station, a 50 ft. mobile classroom equipped with traditional, digital fabricating and rapid prototyping tools for public use.
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.
The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and earlier this year celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900+ Makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ Makers and 55,0000 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 Fort Wayne. It is expected that in 2013 there will be well over 100 Maker Faire around the globe.
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.
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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.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900+ makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, 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 Fort Wayne.
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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