The Denver Mini Maker Faire Becomes Maker Faire Denver!
Huge Festival of Creativity Set to Engage and Inspire Audiences of All Ages
October 14 & 15, 2017 at the Denver Mart
Denver, CO (March 15, 2017) Denver has been chosen to host in 2017 the first
Feature Maker Faire in the Rocky Mountain and surrounding states. Maker
Faire Denver is an all-ages festival that inspires, educates, entertains –
propelling ideas into reality and passing curiosities into amazing creations.
This graduation to a Feature event means more awe-inspiring exhibits from
around the country, with hands-on workshops and presentations from learn to
solder to community arts projects, tech tinkering to CosPlay, engineering with
Trot Bot, building and racing with the Nerdy Derby, and all the unique and
exciting makers you can imagine – and a few beyond your imagination!
In addition, two major competitions will be joining Maker Faire Denver this year:
• Battle Bots! The first 12 lb Open Air and 30 lb Sportsmen class Combat
Robotics Competition in the Western United States will be at Maker Faire
Denver! Antweight and beetle weight competitors will also be represented
in a second arena.
• Sparkfun’s AVC (automated vehicle competition) This competition brings
teams from around the globe to navigate the course with home made
“At Maker Faire Denver, visitors will have the chance to glimpse into the future,
get hands-on in the creation process and leave with a renewed excitement for
what’s possible. Maker Faire inspires young and old alike to catch that spark of
wonder, to mix it with tools, technology, and techniques to bring that inspiration
to life.” Elise VanDyne, Executive Director of the Colorado Maker Hub and
To find out the latest news, special attractions and featured Makers, please visit
• Sparkfun Electronics,
• Denver Office of Economic Development,
• Epilog Laser
Maker Faire Denver is independently produced by the Colorado Maker Hub,
501(c)3 in collaboration with Maker Media.
About Colorado Maker Hub
Colorado Maker Hub– a 501(c)3 non-profit organization — is an educational
non-profit with a mission to foster maker innovation and to create a thriving,
sustainable future by advancing and connecting Colorado makers – a vibrant
community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, youth makers,
hobbyists, science clubs, students, and entrepreneurs. We are a membership
alliance of makerspaces and the maker institutions (schools, businesses, civic
groups) that create the innovation economy.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly
showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the
Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and
share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to
garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire
is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Make Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA, and in 2014
celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000
people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event,
has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Kansas City,
Detroit, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo,
Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale
“featured” Maker Faires and over 120-community-driven, independently
organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States
and the world