Calling All Makers!

There is NO FEE to participate in the Western New York Regional Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting a product, service, or organization.  If you are a “commercial maker” and want to sell, booth fees may apply, contact us for clarification at

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The Western New York Regional Maker Faire is a full-blown WNY community festival that celebrates innovation, invention, and the do-it-yourself spirit!  We bring together artists, tinkerers, scientists, experimenters, crafters, designers, engineers, foodies, musicians, and builders of all ages who want to share their work and ideas with others. Whether you make your own computer software or musical instruments, build your own robots or racecars, or make candy or poetry, Maker Faires are your chance to show the community what you’re making!  This is your chance to be a part of this vibrant community!  

The event will be hosted by the Lake Shore Central School District and will be held at Lake Shore Senior High School located at 959 Beach Road, Angola NY 14006.  The event will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2024. Set up begins at 8 am, doors open to the public at 10am and the Faire runs until 4pm. 

We are once again working hard to beat our past event records! 

  • We will attract over a thousand attendees.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet the over 50 makers showing and explaining projects of all sorts.
  • You will have opportunities to participate in hands-on activities.

This is an all ages, family-friendly event that showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across the Western New York area and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.  


The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individualsgroups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.

Here are some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • If you make it, hack it, build with it, love it and are willing to talk about it – We want you!
    • Traditional crafts like knitting, crocheting, felting, sewing, embroidery
    • Tool working, carving, woodworking, mill & lathing, laser engraving
    • Industrial Arts like ceramics, printing, electronics, metalwork, soldering
    • Coding projects like robots, drones, 3D printing, microprocessors
    • Art like painting, sculpture, sidewalk artists, performance art projects, photography
    • Stuff that even we don’t know that people make!

Note: There is no fee to participate in the Maker Faire if you are not a commercial maker.

Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 6′ deep with an 8ft long table. Use your space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something. If you need more space for your exhibit or project, you can let us know in the Call for Makers form.

Presentations or Workshops: These can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations.

Performances: Our main music stage typically has 40-45 minute sets.   We love to program non-musical performances as well and encourage pop-up performance happenings.

What is a Commerical Maker: We consider you a “commercial maker” if your products are the sole source of your income, and basically if you are there just to sell your products and not there to promote the maker community but to sell products or services to them. We suggest a $50 tabling fee, but would gladly accept more from larger organizations.

Please email us at for further clarification.

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