We are CALLING ALL MAKERS! The Ozarks Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that brings together science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM) along with craft, homesteading music, food, workshops, and performance.
The Ozarks Maker Faire regularly attracts thousands and thousands of guests to see what and how people are inventing, making and creating. This is our 6th year of showcasing what’s creative & innovative throughout the Ozarks region. We want YOU to showcase YOUR creative & innovative spirit- whether you’re a hobbyist, established maker, or cutting edge company. The last five years’ Faires have featured more than 700 Makers and Maker Assistants along with more than 10,000 attendees (TOTAL from the past 5 years) and 180+ Maker booths with hands-on activities.
THIS year The Ozarks Maker Faire will be VIRTUAL in the form of a Facebook Livestream featuring prerecorded makers showcasing their creations, an accompanying YouTube presence and a maker landing page.
This is a great opportunity for businesses, schools, groups, individuals, and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and how it works.
YOU will notice the application is MUCH shorter. Approved applications will be added to theozarks.makerfaire.com/2020-makers-exhibits to serve as your maker landing page. It will have your contact information and if you have a website that will also be listed, so you will have another platform to showcase or sell.
It is the #creativity & #innovation event of the year. Come share your passion for creating, making and showcasing your creative wares. It’s FREE!
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This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers in the Ozarks area and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.
Tips and tricks when working through the application include:
The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies. (Food vendors please email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
IF YOU HAVE BEEN A MAKER WITH US BEFORE … just email email@example.com letting us know and we will duplicate your prior application and revise it for THIS year. HOW COOL IS THAT!!
Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:
Corporate entities and established companies are welcomed as sponsors at Maker Faires. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see our Sponsor page.
Presentations or Workshops: 25 minute or 50 minute time slots. Can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations.
Volunteer: More information will be posted soon here.