Where can I park?
Only handicapped parking is allowed at the school. See 'Transportation' below for details about parking and the free shuttle.
Directly across from the side doors on both east and west entrances of South Lakes High School.
Free parking is available at the Wiehle-Reston East Metro station in the County garage. (Be aware that there are two garages at the Metro - the WMATA/Metro Garage is free on the weekends. The other garage, operated by Comstock, is not free. How can you tell? If you need to take a ticket to enter, you have the wrong garage.)
Free regular (and fast!) shuttle bus service will be provided from the South side of the Metro station to Langston Hughes Middle School and South Lakes High School. Only handicapped parking is available at the schools. A bike valet will be available at the event or you can walk (about 1.5 miles on mostly sidewalks/paths).
Free and on-site bike valet services will be provided.
Service animals only, please.
YES. Click Here to Volunteer. Volunteers get free admission and a t-shirt.
The show will go on regardless of the weather! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
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Now in its fourth year, Maker Faire NoVa (formerly NoVa Mini Maker Faire) is the community-scale version of the big Maker Faires in Detroit, San Francisco, and New York City. Inexpensive to attend, free to exhibitors, it features extraordinary projects by some of the most creative and inventive minds in our community. The faire is organized by a community of makers around Nova Labs, the premier makerspace in the area.
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