The third Annual Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee, Washington. This event will be free and open to the public from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
The call for Makers, Artists, Performers, and Crafters is open now through October 13th. Any group or individual participating in the Faire for non-commercial purposes can participate for free. Commercial vendors are also welcome to participate at the Faire for a minimal entrance fee. Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, creation, activity, or performance at this event should apply online: http://wenatchee.makerfaire.com/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is actively seeking business and community members who are interested in sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships allow this community event to remain free for the public. To learn more about sponsorships, please visit our website or email: email@example.com
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family friendly showcase of invention, imagination, 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.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to entrepreneurs to artists to performers to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire was started in 2015 under the organization of students from Wenatchee High School. More than 20+ students volunteered to organize and run the entire process in the inaugural year. The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire was the first Mini Maker Faire in the world produced by students and has paved a way for students in other cities to follow.
In 2017, a new group of local students will lead the third annual Maker Faire. Under the mentorship of GWATA, students will lead all organizational aspects of the event. The following students volunteered to lead: Ashley Turner, Mandy McCallum-Clark, Emi Kolde, Layne Knipfer, Marcus Wagner, and Samuel Monson. The Mini Maker Faire is actively looking for more students in the high-school and postsecondary range who are interested in joining the planning team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GWATA’s mission is to bring people and technology resources together to create a thriving community. As a 501(c)3 our focus is on technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM Education. GWATA serves 100+ business members and hosts over 3,000 attendees through our various events annually. In addition, GWATA serves as Co-Director of the Apple STEM Network which is focused on developing pathways for students in STEM, therefore opening the doors to new opportunities and careers in our valley.
ABOUT MAKER FAIRES:
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community driven, independently organized Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Wenatchee.
ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do It Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.
The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.