We had set a goal of 1000 but over 2000 people came to experience the first-ever Maker Faire in southern Maine! Across the board, our exhibitors had a great time and so did the attendees. The Coke & Mentos guys We will aim to beat that goal this year and our sponsors participation will make that possible. This year, we will have a full media plan that will start early in the year teasing the event and a headliner performer that will attract more people. The Coke & Mentos guys last year were really great! Here are some photos from 2018.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. York County Mini Maker Faire is affiliated with Make: magazine and presented by Engine, an arts and design organization located in downtown Biddeford, Maine.
Originated by the editors of Make: magazine in 2006 in San Mateo, California, Maker Faire is affiliated with 150 Faires in over 30 countries, reaching over 1.1 million attendees. Cities such as Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Rome, Paris, and Tokyo host larger-scale “featured” Maker Faires. The community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities all around the globe. Check out Maker Faire for more!
Sponsors are critical to our success. By sponsoring the inaugural York County Mini Maker Faire, your company will be connected to creators, makers and innovators where you can test your new ideas and products directly with consumers to receive immediate feedback.
Sponsorships of many different types and sizes are available:
• Cash sponsorships are available at a range of levels to match the way your small or local business wants to get involved.
• Media sponsorships are available to promote, advertise, and/or publicize the event and be part of spreading maker culture to the larger community. Benefits are designed for each outlet dependent on the value of the contribution.
• In-kind sponsorships are available if you’ve got something excellent to trade or contribute to the Faire. We’re looking for signage, printing, food, and event rentals, and are open to other ideas. Make an offer!