Makers make the Faire

We are excited that you are applying for an exhibit booth, presentation slot, or to lead a workshop at our very first Northern Illinois Mini Maker Faire!

We seek a diverse group of makers making a broad range of “stuff.” We want artisans and craftspeople, people into electronics and 3-D printing, blacksmiths and instrument makers, fiber artists and robot creators. Let’s show Northern Illinois what’s happening right here.  We do not charge a fee to apply or to exhibit, but if you wish to sell your creations and are accepted, there is a booth fee of $160 with no percentage of sales proceeds taken.  The Maker Faire is debuting in conjunction with STEMfest, Saturday, October 27, 2018, so you can expect thousands of people our first year.  STEMfest attendance has averaged 7000 over the past three years.

If requested during the application process, please complete  the MakerFaireNI Safety Plan and upload it as part of the application process.

Northern Illinois Mini Maker Faire Maker Application