2018 Maker Faire - The Event For Curious People [Giveaway]

Calling all tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students, and general curiosity-seekers of all ages

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, 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!

Here are some of the makers at this year's event:

AARG is all about having fun and learning with and about rockets. Our monthly launches support all aspects of rocket flying, from small model rockets with youth groups to very large high power rockets with serious adult hobbyists.

My name is Rik and I love exploring, making, and sharing! I have developed the Picroscope: a low-cost, DIY, RPi-powered microscope for all ages. I have also built the Edison Head Impact System: a concussion-detection system for youth football teams

Make Your Own Soap: Learn how to make a bar of soap using a glycerin base you can easily melt and pour. You choose the color, fragrance & toy and go home with a completed soap! // Make Your Own Nail Polish: Create your own nail polishes on the spot!

Bots of Glory FTC Robotics Team will have an interactive demonstration of two different robots. The team will have challenges from different seasons set up, showing the range of robotic abilities and programming. Come and "try your hand" at playing!

New to the Faire this year:

  • Disaster Relief Hackathon
  • A build then Fly Drone Zone
  • Textile Petting Zoo
  • And more...


Returning this year:



Dates & Times

Saturday and Sunday, May 5th & 6th – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m



Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704



Youth tickets (age 4-17): $12-$28
Adult tickets: $18-$42

Save by ordering your ticket online here.



We are giving away a Family 4-Pack of Single Day Passes to the event.

How to enter: Like our Facebook page AND tag a friend on our Maker Faire 2018 Facebook post (both actions required!). The giveaway ends at noon on April 24, 2018.

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