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!
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.
… gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.
We are considered a “MINI” Maker Faire as we one of 120 community driven events. This event is to benefit The Ozarks SySTEAMic Coalition in their mission to promote more “STEAM” (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) throughout the entire Ozarks region. It is supported and organized by some amazing STEAM Sponsors, organizations, and individuals who visualize a stronger STEAM focus throughout our region. We consider MAKING the application of the STEAM fields with an entrepreneurial focus.
As this event grows our mission is to continue to seek out and showcase the culture of art, design, and Do-It-Yourself that has made The Ozarks one of America’s unique cities.
What’s Being Said About the Maker Movement:
“The Maker Movement is also touted as a boon to education because of the science, technology, engineering and math components necessary for many inventions.” -Entrepreneur Magazine
“…the gathering of folks from all walks of life who blend science, technology, craft and art to make things both goofy and grand.” -New York Times
“If you teach people to do things through science and technology, they do,” Savage said. “And kids find it most exciting of all.” -Adam Savage in an interview with PBS News Hour Extra
If you have additional questions contact: Deb Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417-882-9603
Thanks for your interest in our Maker Faire-…where creativity & innovation meet! Please reach out with any questions or concerns. Also, check our team list below for specific roles and contact information.
The Ozarks Mini Maker Faire is expected to ENTERTAIN ~ EDUCATE ~ INSPIRE
Ozarks What Do YOU Want To Make?