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 application will be coming March 19, 2018!

Note there is no fee to participate in the Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting a product. If you are a “commercial maker” and want to sell your product, booth fees are $100.

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.)

Setup

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: makerfaire@grpm.org.