Madison, WI – The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth is coming to Madison! The first-ever Madison Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10am – 5pm at Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. A free to the public area will be located on MLK Jr. Blvd in front of Monona Terrace, and tickets ($10 adult/$5 kids, available on Eventbrite) will be required for the exhibits in and around Monona Terrace.
Maker Faire is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
The Call for Makers, artists, performers, and crafters is open now through March 31, 2016. Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, activity, or performance at this event should complete the application at http://makerfairemadison.com/call-for-makers/. There is no cost for individuals to demonstrate at the Faire. If you have creations you want to sell to the public, there is a $100 fee to participate.
In 2015, there were 150 Maker Faires scheduled around the globe. The flagship events are the Maker Faire Bay Area with 1,200+ maker entries, 145,000+ attendees and 95+ sponsors and the World Maker Faire New York with 900+ maker entries, 90,000 attendees and 65+ sponsors. Other featured Faires in 2015 are Oslo, Norway; Shenzhen, China; Detroit, USA; Kansas City, USA; Atlanta, USA; Orlando, USA; Milwaukee, WI; Silver Spring, VA; Rome, Italy; Newcastle, United Kingdom; Tokyo, Japan.
The Madison Mini Maker Faire is proudly sponsored by Make Magazine as well as numerous local sponsors including Zendesk, The Evjue Foundation, Tormach, the Madison Arts Commission and Design Concepts. For information on sponsorship, visit http://makerfairemadison.com/sponsor/. Follow Madison Mini Maker Faire on Twitter@MakerFaireMdsn and on Facebook/makerfairemadison. Madison Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Monona Terrace hosts approximately 600 events each year resulting in over $36 million in annual economic impact for the community. In addition, the center produces and sponsors free or low cost community events that serve over 50,000 people each year. The Frank Lloyd Wright designed facility has a mission to deliver an exceptional and inspirational experience.