3rd Annual Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo

Maker Faire Bay Area

Maker Faire Bay Area returns for the third straight year May 3rd and 4th at the San Mateo Expo Center. See the Maker Faire website for more info and advance tickets are now on sale. Here are my photos from Maker Faire 2006 and Maker Faire 2007.

Maker Faire returns! Booming DIY fest expects record crowd – May 3rd & 4th 2008! Last year, over 45,000 people from all across the country (and beyond) came to the Bay Area to celebrate the world’s premier event for DIY (Do It Yourself) creativity–Maker Faire! This year, May 3rd and 4th, the event returns to the San Mateo Fairgrounds once again, for what will be the biggest and wildest Maker Faire yet! Put together by Make Magazine and Craft Magazine, Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves–from electronic gizmos that would make James Bond jealous, to “slow made” foods and homemade clothes that would make Martha Stewart swoon. The event is a non-stop “wow-fest” where surprises and inspiration are as ubiquitous as the festival air.

This year Maker Faire has added a special Maker Faire Education Day on Friday, May 2nd, inviting schools to bring their students out for a special preview of Maker Faire where they can get a behind-the-scenes look at the event. Here’s the application for teachers.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.