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



The 5th annual Elkhorn Mini Maker Faire, will be held on February 17, 2024 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Elkhorn will welcome makers – tech enthusiasts, inventors, crafters, educators, students, tinkerers and hobbyists of all ages – to exhibit their work and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community.

During our fifth year, our goal is to spread the word, promote the do-it-yourselfers of Wisconsin and the midwest, and help fund STEM initiatives in the Elkhorn Area School District, in addition to supporting scholarships in the “Maker” fields.  We hope that our guests will come with an open mind, and be pleasantly surprised with the skills and talent that surround us.

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.