Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people share what they are making and learning. At a Maker Faire, you can find everything from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, start-ups, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors.
The 4th Annual Rochester event takes place on Saturday, November 18th, 2017, from 9am to 5pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The day will be filled with exciting exhibitions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages. In addition, there will be interesting presentations, speakers, live music, and visual and performing arts.
The festival will celebrate those who love to make, create, learn, play, invent, craft, hack, build, think and be inspired by science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and crafts.
Mini Maker Faires expose attendees to technology, art, science, and engineering applied to projects that are built within the greater Rochester area and beyond. At the faire, attendees will learn to solder, make crafts, interact with physics experiments, and participate in other hands-on activities. We are hoping to inspire everyone who attends to go out and learn what it takes to create their own projects from what they learned and saw during the day.
Makers are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.
A full listing of this year's makers can be found at: https://rochester.makerfaire.com/makers-exhibits-2017/
Where can I find more information about the Rochester Mini Maker Faire?
We have three main resources to distribute information:
1. Our website has a listing of all the great people and organizations that will be present at the Rochester Mini Maker Faire. rochester.makerfaire.com
2. We post updates regularly through Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rochmakerfaire
3. We frequently post updates, maker features, news, and other information through our Facebook Page. Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with everything we do. http://www.facebook.com/rochesterminimakerfaire.
What day(s) and hour(s) will Rochester Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
The Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 9 am till 5 pm.
Where can I park?
Parking for the Rochester Riverside Convention Center can be found right across the street at the South Ave. Garage. Entrances can be found on South Ave, Broad Street, Stone Street, and through the Hyatt.
A sky bridge is located on the 3rd/yellow level of the garage over to the convention center.
Should I bring money?
The vast majority of our Makers offer FREE experiences, education, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. It is possible to have a great day at the faire, and spend NO additional money.
However, we do have a few makers that may charge a small fee to help cover the cost of their consumable materials for hands-on workshops and activities. We also have a few booths that will be selling items they make.
What about food?
We will have food trucks and concessions featuring family friendly food. Popcorn, Ice cream, salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken fingers, etc.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
You can sign up to volunteer at: http://bit.ly/RMMF17Volunteer.
Where is the handicap parking located?
Handicap parking can also be found across the street at the South Ave. Garage.
Is public transportation available?
Multiple RTS bus stops can be found around the convention center. For more information, visit http://www.rgrta.com/MapsSchedules/RegionalTransitService(RTS).aspx.
Will you have bike parking?
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to provide bike parking at the venue. We are however researching several possibilities and will update this section should the status change.
Can I bring my dog?
For the safety and well-being of our four-legged friends, please leave your pets at home. There are loud noises, many moveable parts, fire elements and large crowds, all of which do not create a safe environment for pets.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, almost all our exhibits are indoors to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can!