A two-day, family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.
4th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area: Re-Make America
Following on President Obama's call to "begin again the work of remaking America", Maker Faire 2009 will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America. Held in the San Francisco Bay Area on May 30-31, Maker Faire celebrates what President Obama called "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things." The fourth annual Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country.
The Call for Makers is now officially closed for Maker Faire Bay Area 2009!
Thank you for the record response. It's going to be an amazing Maker Faire with many new and past Makers showcasing the most innovative and inspiring creations yet! Check out the Call for Makers for information on ways to participate at Maker Faire.
April 2, 2009 - Do It Yourself - Nightline's Brian Rooney reports on the Maker Movement! See Maker Faire, Mister Jalopy, MAKE magazine, Make: Television and more....
March 20, 2009, Maker Faire makes USA Today's List of the top 10 great places for a hands-on craft experience "This two-day family-friendly event in the Bay area (scheduled for May 30-31) is one of the largest DIY craft festivals in the country," Domine says. "Described as craft fair-meets-science fair-meets county fair, it attracts over 80,000 people." Creations from last year's event included robots, costumes and cupcake-shaped electric cars, complete with icing and sprinkles.
March 18, 2009 - Maker Faire recognized for "Best Modern Use of Old-Timey Values" in the Best of North Bay 2009 Issue.
Fortune Small Business February 9, 2009, Make Believers: Geeks, freaks and entrepreneurs collide at Maker Faire by Jessica Bruder
Student (13-21, or with student photo ID) - $15.00
Youth (4-12) - $10.00
Children 3 and under are free
Avoid lines onsite by purchasing your tickets in advance.
Online tickets Online ticket purchases from 5/21/2009 - 5/28/2009 will be full price and tickets will be picked up onsite at will call. Group discounts are no longer available.
Purchase Tickets at 75 Local Bay Area Locations* Discounted Maker Faire tickets aare available at these 75 locations in 28 Bay Area cities until 5/31/2009. Save $5 per ticket, avoid lines on-site and support your local community by visiting one of these great Maker Faire partner locations up through the event for your Maker Faire tickets!
*We have Maker Faire discounted DAY passes only at these local locations. If you would like Maker Faire WEEKEND PASSES (discounts no longer available) you will need to purchase your tickets online or on-site at Maker Faire.
Cartoon Art Museum: San Francisco, CA
Copperfields (6 stores): Calistoga, Healdsburg, Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, CA
Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA
Radio Shack (66 stores): all Radio Shack stores in Belmont, Berkeley, Burlingame, Concord, Cupertino, Emeryville, Foster City, Fremont, Hayward, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sebastopol, Sunnyvale and Walnut Creek, CA
Whole Foods: San Mateo, CA
Maker Faire Booster Pass -Special Offering with Special Access Privileges!
Become a Maker Faire Booster and help support the efforts of the Makers!
This year Maker Faire will be organized around the theme of Re-Make America following President Obama's call to "begin again the work of remaking America". We will celebrate what President Obama called "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things," and the fourth annual Maker Faire will showcase individual creativity and grassroots innovation in the largest festival devoted to DIY culture and technology in the country. We appreciate your support as a Maker Faire Booster and would like to provide a special experience for you at Maker Faire.
You and your guest will get to experience Maker Faire from behind the scenes and get a chance to meet Make Editors, Makers, and a host of creative and fun people involved in the making of Maker Faire.
Becoming a Maker Faire Booster entitles you and your guest (two attendees) to:
participate in pre-event activities - Friday afternoon you will be invited to attend "Maker to Maker" Day - a special event just for Makers
get a sneak peak of Makers and their projects during setup on Thursday
enjoy the opening Maker Dinner and Entertainment on Friday evening
access priority parking and gate entrance
gain entry to the Booster Club onsite
receive special "Maker Faire", Maker Shed and Make items
Maker Faire Booster passes will be limited. Cost: $750 (access for two) No discounted tickets apply for this level of sponsorship.
Corporate Booster Blocks
Help support Maker Faire by becoming a corporate booster. These special Maker Faire Ticket & MAKE Magazine Subscription Packages are the perfect way to get your company, clients and employees involved in Maker Faire. More information on the Corporate Booster program »
The Best of Maker Faire 2008
Here's a great video of some of the Makers from our last Maker Faire in the Bay Area
General Information: Sherry Huss Director 707-827-7074
Event Operations: Louise Glasgow Producer 415-381-5207
Sponsor and Exhibitor Information: Katie Dougherty Account Manager 707-827-7272
Event and Community Marketing: Bridgette Vanderlaan Marketing Director 727-278-2888
Maker Information: Sherry Huss Director 707-827-7074