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 Martinsville Mini Maker Faire is organized by the Patrick Henry Community College Fab Lab at the Dalton IDEA Center.

Help us celebrate our 5-year anniversary at the PHCC Dalton IDEA Center by joining us on Saturday, April 18 from 10 am-3 pm for demos, hands-on activities, and meeting established and emerging “makers.”  Let’s celebrate innovation and creation at the Martinsville Mini Maker Faire!


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.