Adult tickets are $20, Students & Seniors are $18, Youth are $10 and children under 5 are free.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire is on May 14, 2016. The event is open from 10am - 6pm.
FREE parking is available on the south side of Como Ave across from the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. The entrance to the parking lot is at 1684 Como Ave W, across from the coliseum. Follow the signs.
Can I leave Maker Faire and come back in during show hours?
Yes, you can come in and out of the Faire. You will need to get a stamp at the exit gate before leaving in order to come back in.
How do I get my tickets once I have purchased them online?
After purchasing a ticket online you will receive an email confirmation with a link to print eTickets from your computer. You may bring the print out of your tickets OR you may also add them to your mobile device via the Eventbrite App, PassBook or any PDF Reader.
Will there be food at the Faire?
Yes. You will find a variety of State Fair food and beverage options. Outside food or beverages are not permitted unless you have special medical, dietary or religious requirements.
Accessbile water fountains, eating areas and restrooms are available.
The parking lots on the south side of Como (Lot 55) have designated accessible parking spaces.
Buses run along Snelling Avenue (Route 84) which is connected to the Green Line light rail trasit system and on Como Avenue (Route 3). Use the MTC Trip Planner.
YES! We encourge folks to bike to the event. Bike parking will be available near the Como Ave entrance at no charge.
Can I bring my dog?
Pets are not allowed. Service animals are welcome.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
You bet! Please visit our volunteer page!
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we have many indoor exhibits to keep you dry. No ticket refunds or exchanges.
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
Minneapolis / St. Paul Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
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More than 200 local and regional makers will showcase, demonstrate and share interactive creations with the public during this family-friendly event. The host, Leonardo’s Basement, is partnering with Maker Media to celebrate the richly diverse community of makers in the Midwest, from small DIY builders to global manufacturers.
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 heldin San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 800 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagshipevent, has grown in four 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 Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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.
Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:
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