What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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The first annual Asheville Maker Faire was held at UNC Asheville on April 6th, 2019. The second Faire will happen on April 26th, 2020 at UNC Asheville.

About the Asheville Mini Maker Faire

Part crafting, part brewing, part growing, part programming, part puppetry, part mechatronics, the Asheville Maker Faire celebrates all things uniquely creative to Western North Carolina. The inaugural Asheville Maker Faire will be hosted at the University of North Carolina, Asheville on April 6th. The Asheville Maker Faire is produced by the Asheville Makers, an  non-profit 501c3 dedicated to building and nurturing the Maker community in Western North Carolina.

 

Asheville Maker Faire relies on an all volunteer team to organize, plan and put on the Faire each year and is funded solely by donations and sponsorship.

 

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.