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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What You Can See and Do At Maker Faire Milwaukee


Part science fair, part county fair, Maker Faire Milwaukee is a family-friendly festival that showcases the intersection of 21st century technology and skills with education, science, arts, crafts, sustainability and more.

The Faire offers free tickets so that everyone in the community can attend. Donor tickets are also available, and help us keep this unique event coming back each year.




So…what, exactly, can you do at the Faire?  Glad you asked!

Talk to Makers: How did you make that? What tools did you use? Ask away!  The list of Makers & Exhibitors will keep growing until we run out of space.

Learn a skill: how to solder or sew, use a jig, make a circuit…there are dozens of opportunities for makers of all ages. The Faire’s STEM/STEAM and career education programs kick off on September 10.

Connect with our growing Maker community: Meet educators, civic leaders, entrepreneurs and others who want Milwaukee to be a Maker City.  The positive impact of technology and local collaboration on education, equity and economic opportunity has never been more clear.