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

The Electric City Mini Maker Faire will return to Frank L. Messa Rink on Union College’s beautiful campus on May 14th 2022. Hosted by the Union College Maker Web and now in its second year, the 2019 event attracted over 30 exhibitors and 400 guests. The 2022 event is free, open to the public, and will have a variety of exhibitors to display their work and host demonstrations, workshops and hands-on activities. We will have a broad range of participants from Union College, the Schenectady community and the Capital District. We are gathering faculty and students, local makers, small businesses, high school STEAM programs, First Robotics, local Maker Spaces and many others to make it a well-rounded event that promotes making, hands-on learning, STEAM education and the local community. It promises to be a fun and educational day intended to help create connections between Union and the community and to strengthen the network of creatives, technologists and makers at Union, in Schenectady, the Capital District and beyond!


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.


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