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Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire 2019

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10431 Little Patuxent Pkwy

Columbia, MD 21044

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Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, and projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!


Attendance is Free! Why sign up for a ticket?

You need a ticket to access parking. Also, signing up for a ticket will help us to gauge how many people will be coming and will help us plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy. That's why we ask you to tell us how many adults, teens, children, and preschoolers are in your group.

What day(s) and hour(s) will Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?

Sunday October 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where can I park?

Parking will be assigned the Friday before the event via email. Parking will generally be within 1/4 of a mile or less from the event. The Chrysalis is also accessible via bicycle, rideshare (Lyft and Uber), and foot from locations near Downtown Columbia.

Where is the ADA accessible parking located?

ADA parking is located in the Chrysalis Lot adjacent to the Chrysalis. Please email info@innerarbortrust.org for ADA parking.

Will you have bike parking?

Yes! Bikes are one of the best ways to get around Downtown Columbia. Only bikes and those with ADA needs will park directly adjacent to the Chrysalis. If you have questions regarding bike parking please email info@innerarbortrust.org.

Can I bring my busted vacuum cleaner? Toaster? Bike?

Please do! Transition Howard County will be holding a repair cafe. https://www.transitionhoco.org/events/repair-cafe

Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?

YES!! Email info@innerarbortrust.org for more information.

What if it rains?

The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, you may bring a picnic and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass). We also have food for sale.

Can I buy food and drink at the Chrysalis?


Is there beer and wine available?

Yes! We have great wine and great local beer for purchase.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets at performances, though pets are welcome when the Park is open and there is no show. Pets (leashed with their people) may be outside the fence line in the rest of the Park during a show. Service animals always welcome.

Can I bring balls / frisbees / etc.?

Sorry, not during performances. You are welcome to do so other times.

What can I expect?

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

You may still attend without a ticket. PLEASE SEE PARKING DIRECTIONS BELOW

General Parking

For GPS purposes, please use the address 10477 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044.

From points north: Take 29 South to 175 West (Columbia). Continue as 175 becomes Little Patuxent Parkway, for approximately 2.3 miles. Make a left onto Merriweather Drive and follow the directions of parking attendants.

From points south: Take 29 North to Broken Land Parkway towards Town Center / Merriweather Post Pavilion. Make a right onto Little Patuxent Parkway, continue for approximately 0.2 miles. Make a right onto Merriweather Drive and follow the directions of parking attendants.

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