What to Bring to Maker Faire

What to Bring to Maker Faire


  • Comfy walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Windbreaker
  • Something warm (the weather can get cool and breezy in the late afternoon)
  • 37 pieces of flair



  • Sunscreen
  • Reusable shopping bag to carry any purchases or schwag
  • Business cards (for all the awesome folks you will meet!)
  • Your list of must-see makers and presentations (plan this beforehand using the schedule or the app)
  • Toilet paper/paper towel tubes and cereal boxes for ScrapKins
  • Clothing to modify at Swap-O-Rama-Rama
  • Special eclipse-viewing glasses or pinhole projector (if you plan to be here on Sunday, during the eclipse)

What else?

16 thoughts on “What to Bring to Maker Faire

  1. Colin peart says:

    Exposed film is not safe for viewing the eclipse. If you like your eyes, there are many DIY and commercial options, but exposed film is not one of them. Editors: i recommend you remove that one drom the list.

    1. Laura Cochrane says:

      Thank you Colin! I removed the bit about exposed film and added a link to build a pinhole projector.

  2. Greg Miller says:

    Hey, on the water thing – the small text on the ticket said they wouldn’t let any ‘bottles’ in. Are they letting water in? Because I’d love to bring my water bottle, but not if it’ll get confiscated or get me turned away.

  3. aldarsalarby says:

    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!

  4. Alexis Augustine says:

    Hi Lauren, I recently just won tickets to the Maker Faire and I was wanted to ask if I could use your photo on my blog about the Maker Faire? If I could is their a specific place you would like it to link back too? Here at your Post? I was writing about how my Family and I were planning out our Day at Maker Faire. Hope all is Well

  5. willCode4Beer says:

    Wait. You say bring water yet, on the tickets it says no food or bottles are allowed.

    Which is it?

  6. mpechner says:

    No food or snacks. So, lots of cash. A bottle of water and lunch will be $9-$20.

  7. knightofni says:

    And don’t count on downloading the Maker Faire app on site – while I saw several added cell towers added around the grounds, *texts* were taking ten minutes to get through most of the time.

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