So YOU want to showcase YOUR Awesomeness! THANK YOU!

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.

  • If you want to be featured on the Facebook LIVE Virtual Maker we will need your 5-30 minute video by September 25th. Easy production tips and guidelines coming soon!

It is the #creativity & #innovation event of the year. Come  share your passion for creating, making and showcasing your creative wares. It’s FREE!

NEED SOME POINTERS?  Watch this video Jim put together for you!

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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:

  • Read EVERYTHING! We know it can be tempting to skip a line or two to get right into the application, BUT all the information is important to know, so please, read everything! AND if it has a red “*” you need to add information. If it is not pertinent to you just type “aaaa” in the form box.
  • Be as descriptive as possible about your project.
  • SPELLCHECK ! Especially your e-mail address; e-mail will be our primary source of communication. If your e-mail is spelled incorrectly, or has an extra space, you could miss your opportunity to show off at the Faire!
  • If the field has an * it must be filled out even if you just type “aaa”- only if it does not pertain to you
  • Should ONLY take about 10 minutes top- if it takes longer just give us a call. 417-882-9603
  • Prepare good photos, or video content, you can provide with your application.
  • Do you have questions? – Just ask us! Reach out to us at theozarksmakerfaire@gmail.com.

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Apply as an exhibitor, performer, or presenter.
  • Entry Open Date: Friday, April 27, 2020 . COVID_19 issues caused us to push pause, but we’re up and running and thinking positive!

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 theozarksmakerfaire@gmail.com.)

IF YOU HAVE BEEN A MAKER WITH US BEFORE … just email theozarksmakerfaire@gmail.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:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Sponsor: If you share OUR passion for promoting creativity and innovation in our region— JOIN US AS A SPONSOR. Together we can build a platform for the Maker Movement that will help promote a stronger STEM/STEAM focus throughout our Ozarks region. This will encourage more entrepreneurs and small businesses to flourish.

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.

OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Volunteer: More information will be posted soon here.