About Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire
Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire encapsulates everything innovative and unique within the Greater Wenatchee Area. This show and tell delineates the technological story of the Wenatchee Valley by presenting the Makers held within it in a single day event taking place at the Wenatchee Convention Center. This event showcases the talent of Wenatchee through its art, technology, theater, and everything else in between.
Here are some interesting facts about the upcoming 2016 event:
- The theme for this year's Maker Faire is "MIY: Make It Yourself"! Be ready for a faire centered around a more interactive, hands-on experience for the whole family to enjoy!
- Wenatchee is the only upcoming Maker Faire in the surrounding area until 2017
- The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is organized by high schoolers—the youngest organizers of any Maker Faire in the world (including faires in Italy, South Africa, Australia, and more)
- The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is planned to continue as a free, family-friendly, annual event. Show your support by following us on social media!
Join us on October 29 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Wenatchee Convention Center! Show as a maker or attend with your family!
About Maker Faire
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.
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.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.
Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media. Maker Media publishes Make: magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.