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If you’re dying to get to Maker Faire, but are feeling a bit of a budget pinch, here are some ways to get the best prices on day and weekend passes.

  1. Order tickets online – discount pricing is available through 10/3/2008. Online ticket purchases from 10/4/2008 – 10/16/2008 will be full price and tickets will be picked up onsite at will call.
  2. Grab some friends or another family and order tickets in bulk. When you order 10 tickets or more online, you’ll receive 50% off of retail through October 4th. To access this discount, at the time of purchase, use code: MFEDU
  3. Volunteer – When you volunteer for 4 hours, you’ll receive a free Maker Faire Day Pass. Volunteer for 8 hours, and receive a free Maker Faire Weekend Pass.

Here are some examples of ticket pricing:
Advanced Pricing (on the Maker Faire website through 10/3 and at Whole Foods on 6th and Lamar and at the Austin Children’s Museum through 10/17):
Adults $20  (regularly $25)
Students $10 (regularly $15) ages 13-21, or with a valid Student ID
Youth $5 (regularly $10) ages 4-12
3 and under are free
If families can order 10 or more tickets at one time (good for 2-3 families going in together) there is a 50% discount off of the regular priced tickets, so: 
Adults: $12.50 (regularly $25)
Students: 7.50 (regularly $15)
Youth: $ 5.00 (regularly $10)
To access this discount, at the time of purchase, use code: MFEDU
Grab some friends and get your tickets ordered early to get the biggest discounts available. There are also going to be a handful of ticket giveaways on Austin craft blogs and through local media outlets. Stay tuned for more details and links for the giveaways.