The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire® Powered by TekVenture

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from August 8, 2015 until August 9, 2015

Location: Headwaters Park East - Lincoln Pavilion

Phone: (260) 421-1374

Email: info@tekventure.org

Link: http://www.makerfairefortwayne.com

Event Description

July 27, 2015 Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 8:02 AM EDT

The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire® – Powered by TekVenture is set to take place August 8 & 9, 2015 at Headwaters Park East - Lincoln Pavilion.

This family friendly event is so unique. It combines traditional fair fun like entertainment throughout the weekend, and handmade items and local food for purchase, with the rare chance to see projects from Makers of all kinds and from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Makers who specialize in metal, wood, fire (we hope), electronics, fabric, paper, and more will be there. Our motto is one of everything and five of nothing at Maker Faire Fort Wayne.

Guests get to try their hand at welding for free; learn basic soldering techniques (for a small fee), see weird vehicles, "ride rides", Make & Take things, and have all kinds of fun. As importantly, Makers will be making at Maker Faire or at least help folks understand tools, materials and tricks used in their special projects. Everyone who comes walks away with smiles on their face and the desire to make something new.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for event updates. We're seeking attraction ideas such as fun art cars, speakers, or quirky things in which the public might be interested so let us know what you might like to see. There will also be projects to build so visit us at the Maker Faire to see what new skills you can learn.

If you like to tinker or are passionate about technology, art making, or any other projects you want to share with others, this is the event for you. Free to Makers who want to share their ideas - just submit your completed Call for Makers. Fees apply to all other categories of Makers.

This is a community driven event serving as a fundraiser for TekVenture so if interested in exhibiting, volunteering, racing, or sponsoring, we’d love to hear from you at info@tekventure.org.

Entertainment Lineup
Part of the fun of Maker Faire is listening to musicians playing while setting the mood. We're so happy that many local bands will be playing at Maker Faire Fort Wayne. The complete schedule will soon be post to our website but until then:

Saturday, August 7:
Kenny Bergle and Musical Therapy Laboratory
DJ Benny Bergle
Trichotomous Hippopotamus
Harp Condition

Sunday. August 8:
The Rumjones
Beagle and Rev
Marnee August
Soft & Heavy

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