Maker Faire© Milwaukee

Who is a Maker?  You are a Maker!

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a place for “makers” to share their work – projects, experiments, hobbies and more – with each other and with the community.

Makers are people who love to explore and learn skills, and the global Maker Movement invites everyone to join in and make something.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – and it’s free to attend!  Maker Faire will feature demonstrations, hands-on workshops and activity areas; some areas do require a fee. Please visit our website to pre-register to participate at the event and skip the lines – click here!

New attractions and enduring favorites are part of the lineup for our 5th annual event:

New!

  • Industry, Career & College Exchange – opportunities to connect with major area employers, colleges and universities and other organizations about the job skills of the future and new career and education paths related to making and the STEM fields;
  • Friday Night Preview Party – From Toronto, Canada, the fire-breathing Heavy Meta Dragon art car will be anchoring our inaugural preview from 5 pm to 9 pm.  Join us for music, dancing and previews of some of Maker Faire’s special weekend events.
  • Wearable Art and Cosplay Fashion Runway Show – Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Featuring over 30 costumes creations!
  • Tesla Coil Show in the Exposition Center – Saturday at 11:45 am & 6 pm and Sunday at 11:30 am & 4 pm

Returning Crowd Maker Faire Favorites:

  • Design & Build Derby
  • Power Racing Series
  • Knight vs. Tesla

Friday, September 28: 5 pm – 9 pm – Commercial Maker vendors will be open in the Expo Center and our Back 40 experience will be open until 9 pm
Saturday, September 29: 10 am – 7 pm    Expo Halls A, B and C and Back 40 attractions open
Sunday, September 30: 10 am – 5 pm   Expo Halls A, B and C Back 40 attractions open

Maker Faire Milwaukee (Back 40)

Friday Night Preview Party in the Back 40 – From Toronto, Canada, the fire-breathing Heavy Meta Dragon art car will be anchoring our inaugural preview from 5 pm to 9 pm.  Join us for music, dancing and previews of some of Maker Faire’s special weekend events.  Please pre-register for all Maker Faire events and skip the lines here!

Back 40 fun – all weekend long!  Check Milwaukee.MakerFaire.com for more details about these Makers and more:

  • Heavy Meta Dragon performances
  • Rat Patrol Bikes
  • Power Racing Series
  • UWM Print Roller Extravaganza
  • Underwater Drones
  • Blacksmithing
  • Chalk art
  • Steam Roller Printing
  • And more!