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 San Antonio Mini Maker Faire is in its fifth year! This year’s Faire will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 11 am to 3 pm, on the grounds of the Central Library in downtown San Antonio.

This year, we are planning a bigger and better event and looking for more diverse representation of all of the kinds of making to be found in San Antonio. 

Begun by librarian Caroline Mossing from Teen Services at the library, the organizing team has expanded to include staff from the DoSeum and help from other local makers. 

The Faire could not take place without the generous support of the San Antonio Public Library foundation; help from local media channel NowCastSA; and serious work by San Antonio Public Library staff, the DoSeum crew, and community volunteers. 

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.