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

East Idaho’s first-ever Maker Faire is a showcase of invention and creativity and a celebration of the Maker movement. This family-friendly event is free to the public.

A Maker can be anyone, regardless of age, who creates something all their own. They could be tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, commercial exhibitors, or the like. At the Faire, these Makers come together to demonstrate their innovations and inspire creativity and curiosity among visitors young and old.

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.

The Museum of Idaho is organizing the Idaho Falls-Ammon Mini Maker Faire, and the Idaho STEM Action Center is presenting it. Numerous local organizations and individuals, as well as the cities of Idaho Falls and Ammon, are providing support.