Mini Maker Faire Action: Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Vermont, Columbus, Portland…and New York!

In 2012 there will be close to 60 Mini Maker Faires around the globe.  Mini Maker Faires are organized by individuals, hackerspaces and maker groups, schools, and larger institutions like science museums.  They are diverse in scope, resources and origin, but all share an interest in connecting and celebrating makers.

At World Maker Faire New York next weekend, over twenty such Mini Maker Faire producers will be meeting up, telling stories, and learning about new tools.

If you are interested in meeting some of these folks and learning more about our Mini Maker Faire program, please come out to Maker Faire New York for our Sunday 11 a.m. morning session “Mini Maker Faires: Building Local Maker Community Around the Globe.”  Note that if you can’t make it, you can watch the livestream at

Now for the updates!   Two Mini Maker Faires are happening this weekend:

And there are also two fairs coming up next weekend:

Participate! Here are fairs with active and open Call for Makers:

News:  Please note that unfortunately the Chico Mini Maker Faire  on October 13, 2012 has been cancelled.  Ticket buyers will be refunded.  We encourage anyone from that community who would like to take the reigns next year to let us know of your interest.

And finally, our weekly special image treat.  Last weekend Dale Dougherty, Rob Bullington from the Maker Shed and I were able to participate at the very first Portland Mini Maker Faire.  Dale did a great photo roundup already, but I thought I would share mine as well.


8 thoughts on “Mini Maker Faire Action: Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Vermont, Columbus, Portland…and New York!

  1. Ladies (and guys with long hair), PLEASE! Tie your hair back before working with rotating machinery like drill presses or lathes. That photo of the woman using the drill press is scary.

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Sabrina is the Maker Faire Program Director. She works on stage content for the flagship fairs (Bay Area & New York), and also runs Maker Faire's global licensing program for locally and independently produced Maker Faires. She also co-creates the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in her town, Oakland, CA.

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