The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a full-blown community festival that brings together science, art, crafts and engineering and more,
plus music, food, workshops and performances. The 2018 Grand Rapids Maker Faire is August 18 & 19! 


The 2018 Grand Rapids Maker Faire application is NOW OPEN!


Booth space is free to participate in the Maker Faire! If you are selling a product, there is a small fee of $100. To sell a product, please register as a commercial maker. 

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:
  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & Rockets
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass/Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronics
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)


Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 8’x10′ space. If you need more space for your exhibit or project, please let us know. Use this space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something.

Presentations or Workshops: 15, 30 or 45 minute time slots. Can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations.

If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email:


Maker Perks

Makers will receive 25% off at the Holiday Inn on rooms booked Aug 17- 19 if they identify themselves as a maker