The 3rd annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire attracted an enthusiastic crowd this past Sunday.

After experiencing Maker Faire New York two weeks ago, I was eager to check out a scaled-down fair at Sunday’s East Bay Mini Maker Faire. Even though it was smaller in size it had the same exuberant energy as New York. Classic, Nor Cal fall weather made for a special day. Given the East Bay’s large maker community and West Oakland’s art studios/lofts, the event had a strong craft and Burning Man-esque flavor.

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Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

  • Barry

    This was a delightful way to spend the day, meeting brilliant and friendly makers, and youngsters, and getting ideas to bring back to school!

  • Oliver (@orvtech)

    My first time on this kind of events, we enjoyed a lot! took some photos and did a short article in spanish.