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.


  • 300 makers exhibited at Maker Faire: Kansas City in 2013

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.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies.

But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance, and craft.

It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. 
Maker Faire is a fun and inspiring event for families and individuals to see first-hand what others are making as hobbyists or for a career.
— George Guastello, President and CEO,
Union Station Kansas City