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 the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

Now ramping up for our EIGHTH YEAR, now at Villa Hispana and Flower Arts in the Expo NM grounds (State Fairground), the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire is a cross between state fair and science fair.

Maker Faires are held all over the world and showcase lots of cool folks showing their projects, discussing their process, and teaching skills. We try to get inventors, artists, artisans, techies, and craftspeople to bring their work out of their workshops, labs, and garages and show their projects to the public. We encourage education, sharing of ideas and approaches, and building connections between everyone in the maker (and larger) community.

Makers can come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. And we are ALL makers.

Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire is organized and produced by the non-profit New Mexico New Makers, which seeks to both stage the event and build community and connections within the maker community of New Mexico.  Starting on Civic Plaza in 2012, and exhibiting at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum from 2013-2018, Albuquerque Maker Faire is hosting our Eighth Annual event at Expo New Mexico Villa Hispana in 2019.

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.

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