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Maker Faire Bay Area 2008

Wow! Another great Maker Faire. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the 3rd annual Maker Faire, and a special thanks to our Makers, Crafters, Sponsors, Exhibitors and the amazing Maker Faire team. We had a record number of Makers (over 500), record attendance of 65,000 and launched a Maker Faire Educational Program too. There are thousands of great stories and we would love to hear yours and have you share your photos and videos with us (options below). Please be sure to visit our site for updates, videos, content from Maker Faire, a review of press activity and more. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!
Dale, Sherry, Louise and the entire Maker Faire team
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Photos: please post yours on Flickr (tags include: makerfaire, maker faire 2008, maker faire, maker faire bay area 2008, maker faire 2008)
Videos: lots of options here – YouTube, Current TV, Blip and Vimeo

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Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things.

NEW!  Be sure to check out the new Maker Faire map, the updated schedule of events and our Program Guide (PDF).

Recent Press Release:

Disney's new line of robotic toys will debut at Maker Faire
Disney marks entry into robotic toy market with new line of programmable toy robots

Make:TV Auditions

Make:TV is coming to public television. We want you to be a part of it.

Tickets Still Available

Tickets are available at the gate. Please note: Tickets purchased onsite are cash only.

    Ticket Prices:
  • Adult - $25.00
  • Student (13-21, or with student photo ID) - $15.00
  • Youth (4-12) - $10.00
  • Children 3 and under are free

Call for Makers is Closed

Please note that the deadline for entries has passed. We have exceeded our capacity for participants.

I Make...

Here's a great video of some of the Makers from our last Maker Faire in Austin, TX!


The Hilton Garden Inn is offering Maker Faire attendees special pricing on Friday and Saturday evening (May 2nd and May 3rd), book online at: and use code: 604. You can also call directly at (650) 522-9000 (or (877) STAY HGI) and ask for the Maker Faire group discount.

There are only a few rooms left at the Crowne Plaza:

Crowne Plaza Hotels

1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Hotel Front Desk: 1-650-5705700
Hotel Fax: 1-650-5700540

Head over to the Crowne Plaza site and under Check Availability, input the date. Make sure to use the group code "MAK", which will direct you to the group discount site until April 14th!

Maker Faire in the MAKE:Blog

Maker Information:
Sherry Huss

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information:
Sherry Huss

General Information:
Sherry Huss

Volunteer Information:
Sonia Russell

Press Information:
Mark Ballard
212-255-8455 ext. 225