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

Multi-legged walkerThe Troy Mini Maker Faire is a free street festival on the waterfront for all ages, featuring Makers from the Capital District of New York and beyond! Exhibitors include inventors, scientists, artists, craftspeople, educators, tinkerers, young inventors, museums, schools, libraries, and local science and tech companies. In 2016, more than 8,000 visitors enjoyed demonstrations, workshops, engineering competitions and hands-on activities.

The Troy Mini Maker Faire is held in conjunction with The Enchanted City steampunk spectacle, which offers dress-up pageants, entertainment, vendors, and food.

Join us on September 16, 2017 at Riverfront Park in Troy, NY for fun and enlightenment!


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.