The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire® Powered by TekVenture

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily at 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM from September 13, 2014 until September 14, 2014

Location: Headwaters Park East - Lincoln Pavilion

Phone: (260) 421-1374

Email: info@tekventure.org

Link: http://www.makerfairefortwayne.com

Event Description

June 24, 2014 Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 7:51 AM EDT

The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire® – Powered by TekVenture is set to take place September 13 & 14 at Headwaters Park East - Lincoln Pavilion.This is like no other event in that guests participate in experiential learning such as how to weld or solder while learning how Makers of the region and beyond go about turning their ideas into reality. Cirque AmongsUs will also be back for our 4th year so guests will again get to learn circus performance art and ride alternative vehicles.
TekVenture is a family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.
TekVenture provides an environment offering space, tools, materials and mentors where the community can realize their creative potential, satisfy their need to make things and talk shop with other Makers. This event is unique in that guests also get to learn cool things about Makers, their projects and the tools, materials and processes they use to make them. Who knows which idea will change the world.

Music, food, and workshops will be available to help curb those cravings for great entertainment and eating locally produced food. This event is also unique in that guests get to learn cool things about Makers, their projects and the tools, materials, and processes used to make them. Who knows which idea will change the world. We hope you'll find that maybe you're a Maker too!

Have you ever seen a Shire bone-shaker or an Ariel highwheeler? Are these words as foreign to you as they were to this writer? Come to Maker Faire and learn about these keys to the history of the bicycle from an exhibit presented by The Bicycle Museum of America.

We are so lucky to have wonderful musicians in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area. We're also excited about the great artists playing at our Faire. An added bonus is Rob Rider of Rider Productions, is stage manager so the sound quality will also be great.

Saturday - September 13 (music begins at 12:30pm - immediately following the Celebrity Racing Challenge):
•Kenny Bergle and The Musical Therapy Laboratory with special guests John Barrett, Wayne Davis, and Andy Rice
•Memorial Park 7th & 8th Grade Jazz Bands
•Damon Vojtkofsky
•Marnee August
•The Audience

Sunday (music begins at 1:00pm):
•The Rumjones
•Beagle and Rev
•Soft & Heavy
•Exterminate All Rational Thought

Cost: Early Bird Tickets available until 11:59 p.m. 9/12/14: $8 per adult (age 15 and up), $5 per youth (age 5 to 14), free to kids 4 and under, or $24 per family for online purchases (minimal fees apply);
Gate Ticket Prices: $10 per adult, $7 per youth, free to kids 4 and under or $30 for family pack at the door.

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