What is Maker Faire?

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!

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About York County Mini Maker Faire

York County has a growing maker scene. From Kittery to Cornish. From Action to Old Orchard Beach, we’re going to seek out the makers of all kinds and showcase their ideas and talents. The York County Mini Maker Faire will help makers network with other makers, provide opportunities for individuals and companies to showcase their innovative nature and new products, and inspire and educate our community about the amazing makers who live and work in southern Maine. Engine, an arts nonprofit located on Main Street in downtown Biddeford, is the top producer of this inaugural event. Engine is an incubator for ideas and creativity, from fostering youth to supporting entrepreneurs.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.