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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About Our Maker Faire

Calling all artists, makers, tinkerers, and builders!

Join us for the 3rd Annual San Jose Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at History Park (1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA) from 11am – 5pm. San Jose Mini Maker Faire is a History San José organized event that is part of the global Maker Faire network created by MAKE Magazine. We anticipate 70+ makers, sponsors, and partners, and over 2,000 attendees.

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.