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ORBIT 2 Kinetic Sculpture by Carl Pisaturo shown at 2008 Maker Faire
|Location(s)||San Mateo, California
Queens, New York
2013 Flagship Faires
- May 18–19, San Francisco Bay Area, San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, California
- July 27–28, Detroit Area at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI 
- September 21–22, New York, at the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York
Other Upcoming Maker Faires
- Maker Faire Kerkrade: September 7 & 8, 2013. Organised by science museum Continium and the FabLabs in Maastricht, Aachen, Genk, Liege and Luxembourg. http://www.kerkrademakerfaire.eu/
- Orange County Mini Maker Faire (Irvine, CA): August 17, 2013 http://ocminimakerfaire.com
- European Maker Faire in Rome 3–6 October 2013 http://www.makerfairerome.eu/check-out-the-program/
- Mission Mini Maker Faire (San Francisco, CA): TBD
- Makers' Faire Tokyo: 3-4 of November
The first Maker Faire was held April 22 – 23, 2006, at the San Mateo County Event Center. It included six exposition and workshop pavilions, a 5-acre (20,000 m2) outdoor midway, over 100 exhibiting makers, hands-on workshops, demonstrations and DIY competitions.
Maker Faire 2008 was held on 3 and 4 May at the San Mateo County Event Center. Highlights of the Faire included a human-sized Mouse Trap board game, kinetic squid sculpture, bicycle-powered music stage, a solar-powered chariot pulled by an Arnold Schwarzenegger robot, and over 500 booths from different makers. There were approximately 65,000 people in attendance. Featured guests included Adam Savage, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Lee David Zlotoff, Tony Baxter and Eepybird.
An additional 2008 Maker Faire was held on October 18–19, 2008, in Austin, Texas.
The 2009 Bay Area Maker Faire was held on May 30–31 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Guests included Adam Savage.
Maker Faire Detroit 2010 was held on July 31 and August 1.
Maker Faire New York 2010 was held on September 25–26.
- Maker Faire UK (Newcastle, UK): April 27 & 28, 2013
- Austin Mini Maker Faire (Austin, TX): May 5, 2013 http://austinmakerfaire.com/
- Mini Maker Faire Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain): June 29, 2013 http://www.makerfairebcn.com/
- Hannover Maker Faire, Germany, Lower Saxony: August 3, 2013 http://www.makerfairehannover.com/
Mini Maker Faires and Other Events
Make Magazine assists independent event organizers in producing small-scale Maker Faire events in local communities.
We call independently-organized events "Mini Maker Faires." Community-driven Mini Maker Faires have sprouted up around the United States, with events in Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, Sebastopol, Aspen, Kansas City, Durham, Oakland, and Boston. Canada now has four Mini Maker Faires: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver Island and Vancouver.
2011 Mini Maker Faires were held in Canada (Toronto), the United Kingdom (Brighton) and a number of cities in the USA: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Oakland, California; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Fishers, Idiana; Providence, Rhode Island; Atlanta, Georgia; Kansas City, Missouri; Raleigh, North Carolina; Poulsbo, Washington, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Linthicum, Maryland; and Urbana, Illinois.
See a more complete list here .
In the US, the 2009 Maker Faire Rhode Island was scheduled for September 6–19. The first Maker Faire North Carolina 2010 was held on April 25 in Durham, North Carolina. It moved to Raleigh, North Carolina for 2011.
2011 Mini Maker Faires
- March 12–13, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Centre for Life and Discovery Museum
- June 18, North Carolina, Gov. Kerr Scott building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina
- June 25–26, Vancouver, Great Northern Way Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- June 25–26, Kansas City, Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
- September 3, Brighton, UK, Brighton Dome Foyer & Bar
- September 10, Atlanta Mini Maker Faire Atlanta, Georgia
- October 15, Maker Faire Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona
2012 Mini Maker Faires
- June 23–24, Vancouver Mini Makerfaire, Vancouver, Canada
- July 14, 2012, , OC Mini Maker Faire, Irvine, CA
- August 4–5,  Science Centre Singapore, Singapore
- August 25–26, 2012 , Parc Olympique, Montreal, Canada
- September 8, 2012, , Corn Exchange, Brighton, UK
- September 8, 2012 , East Village, Calgary, Canada
- September 22, 2012 , Children's Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
- October 6, 2012 , Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA
- October 20, Mini Makerfaire Norfolk Norfolk Virginia, USA
- October 20,  Ebbingekwartier, Groningen, Netherlands
2013 Mini Maker Faires
- January 19, Houston Mini Maker Faire, Houston, Texas, USA
- March 23, Bristol Mini Maker Faire, M Shed, Bristol, UK
- April 6, Adelaide Mini Maker Faire, Adelaide, Australia
- April 6–7, Oslo Mini Maker Faire, Oslo, Norway
- April 13, Sonoma County Mini Maker Faire, Santa Rosa, California
- May 5, Austin Mini Maker Faire, Austin, Texas
- May 25, Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire, Willits, California
- June 1–2, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Vancouver, Canada
- June 29, Barcelona Mini Maker Faire, Barcelona, Spain
- July 13–14 Bilbao Mini Maker Faire, Bilbao, Spain
- August 17, Orange County Mini Maker Faire, Irvine, CA
- August 18, Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- August 31 - September 1, Ottawa Mini Maker Faire, Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada
- September 14–15, Calgary Mini Maker Faire, Calgary, AB, Canada
- September 28, Tulsa Mini Maker Faire, Tulsa, OK
- October 5, Northern Colorado Maker Faire, Loveland, CO
- October 11–12, Saint-Malo Mini Maker Faire, Saint-Malo France
- October 12, Groningen Mini Maker Faire NNT Machinefabriek and Ebbingekwartier, Groningen, Netherlands
- October 19, Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, Norfolk, VA
- October 26, Atlanta Mini Maker Faire, Atlanta, GA
- November 23-24, Twente Mini Maker Faire, Hazemeijer Hengelo (Creatieve fabriek), Hengelo (ov), Netherlands
- November 24, Sydney Mini Maker Faire, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
- December 7, San Diego Mini Maker Faire, Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA
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