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

Join us for the return of the San Diego North County Mini Maker Faire during the annual Tractor Show at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

Maker Faire is a celebration of the Maker Movement and do-it-yourself culture. Over 200 antique tractors will be on displayed along with: full size steam engines, steampunk exhibits, robots of all sizes, pixelated art, antique tractor parades, battle pond shows, and more! Check out the famous electric giraffe that visited the White House, learn how to solder, launch an air rocket, and sign up to attend a free Cardboard Combat Bots Camp over the summer.

The North County Mini Maker Faire is the Northern version of the annual San Diego Maker Faire that occurs in the fall at Balboa Park.


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.