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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About Our Maker Faire


The Fredonia Mini Maker Faire is a joint production of the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES and The State University of New York at Fredonia in cooperation with MAKE Magazine and additional sponsors. This “circus of creativity” is a FREE, family friendly event open to the public.

The first Fredonia Mini Maker Faire was held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2016, and the second annual Fredonia Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, on the campus of The State University of New York at Fredonia in the Science Center and the Williams Center. There will be various Makers and Buffalo-area food trucks in between the two buildings.

Our event will feature more than 70 Makers, make-and-take stations, demonstrations, talks and more. The event will delight attendees age 2 to 102.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.