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

Derby Maker Faire brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, scientists, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students and commercial exhibitors – all known by the name ‘Makers’.

After six fantastic Faires at Derby Silk Mill we are taking Derby Mini Maker Faire ‘On the Road’ until 2020, when it will return bigger than ever at the new Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill. This year the Faire is being generously hosted by the Eagle Market in Derby City Centre.

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.