Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
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.
The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 215,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2014, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family-friendly event, 50% attend the event with children. Also in 2014, 119 independently-produced Mini and 14 Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Detroit, Oslo and Shenzhen.
In addition to 900+ maker exhibitors, this 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area features 12 stages and 4 attraction areas with over 300 scheduled presentations and shows! Use the schedule tool below to plan your visit and catch as many amazing talks, performances & demos as humanly possible.
We’re thrilled to share our program for the 10th anniversary of Maker Faire Bay Area! We’re bringing together the movers and shakers who helped the Maker Movement take off as well as emerging leaders who are giving the movement its future direction. They will enlighten, inspire, and ignite the Maker in you.
There will be over 200 speakers sharing their knowledge and passions with you across 12 stages. You’ll get the information you need on such topics as electronics, science, DIY, education and making with kids, wearables and tech fashion, food making and homesteading, and technology and culture.