Maker Faire began in 2006 by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.” There are annual events on the east coast (New York City) and the west coast (California).
“The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” has been a Maker Faire slogan since 2012. It borrows from the famous slogan of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus—“The Greatest Show on Earth.”
Wikipedia: Maker Faire
Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset”.
Flagship Maker Faires are held in San Mateo, California, Detroit and New York. The New York Maker Faire is also known as “World Maker Faire”.
Maker Faire—A Bit of History
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 195,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2013, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2012: “The greatest show and tell on earth”
April 11, 2012 4:04 PM MST
Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 is just around the corner and this year’s theme: the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” features more makers, performers and musicians celebrating arts, crafts, science and engineering in the most creative way possible.
SOURCE: O’Reilly Media
April 24, 2012 14:32 ET
Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, Returns for the 7th Annual Bay Area Faire, May 19-20
SEBASTOPOL, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be held at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, May 20 from 10am to 6pm.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
MAKE it this weekend!
Hey ReMakers! The Greatest Show (And Tell) on Earth is coming to NYC this weekend and I know I wouldn’t miss it. This fourth annual World Maker Faire will launch on Saturday and Sunday at the NY Hall of Science. Where else can you make something explode, solder a circuit board, learn to knit, pick a lock, find a secret restaurant, upcycle your soda bottle, and just join one big celebration of geekdom with your fellow Makers? Maker Faire - that’s where!
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