The Western New York Regional 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.
In an effort to make the Western New York Regional Maker Faire accessible to all of the members of our WNY community, tickets are free. Following covid protocols and best practices, we are looking at a timed ticket to reduce the number of visitors at the fair. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to your ticketed time. The typical visitor spends about 2 hours at the Faire, but varies by levels of interest and the number of activities you participate in. There are a variety of free and small fee activities throughout the Faire.
Rain plan: This event has events and programs scheduled indoors and outdoors. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! In the event of rain, the Maker Faire will still be held.
Ready to purchase tickets?
Where is the list of exhibitors and activities?
The list of exhibitors will be added to the website page as they are approved.
Who is putting this event on?
A team of Western New York community volunteers who believe that making and sharing is an important aspect to learning and growing as individuals and a hallmark to a rich and vibrant community. We are all volunteers! Thank us when you see us!
What is your relationship to Maker Media, the producers of “the big Maker Faire?”
The folks at Maker Media support over 225 licensed and independently-produced Maker Faires in almost 50 countries around the world. They want to spread Maker culture, and they have a very open approach to doing that. We are inspired not only by their event, but by their philosophy. If you like Maker Faire or just making stuff in general, you should subscribe to Make: magazine – makezine.com
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry. No dogs are allowed at the Faire.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You’ll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
There is plenty of free parking in the East lots of the Frontier High School and Big Tree Elementary schools that share lots, please do not park in the front loop of the building as that is reserved for loading in and out for our makers.
Disabled parking will be available with the appropriate parking permit.
The NFTA-Metro provides rail and bus service. For more information, visit http://metro.nfta.com/Routes/Schedules.aspx
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org