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.
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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.
Q: Who qualifies for the Child/Student ticket?
A: 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.
Q: Will you check for student IDs at the door?
A: 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.
Q: What is included in the ticket price?
A: 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.
Q: Where is the list of exhibitors and activities?
A: See http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/ for now; we will add a list soon.
Q: Who is putting this event on?
A: A few (possibly insane) parents of kids 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!
Q: What is your relationship to Maker Media, the producers of "the real Maker Faire?"
A: The folks at Maker Media support over 100 "minis" around the world. Theywant 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
Q: I'd like to exhibit!
A: Great! Please submit your ideas here: http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/callformakers/
Where can I park?
Parking is available for $5 at Emerson School at 4803 Lawton, west of Broadway off 45th Street.
How do I get there by public transportation?
Park Day School is a short walk from the MacArthur BART station.
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, but dogs are not allowed on the campus.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
Yes! Please contact email@example.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.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
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 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.
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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