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Maker Faire Orlando Returns to Central Florida Fairgrounds on Oct 21st & 22nd, 2017

Maker Faire Orlando will be returning to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on October 21st and 22nd, with more than 300 exhibits throughout the air-conditioned exhibit halls and outdoor space.

Crowd favorites will be returning, with Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, and Power Racing planning already underway – we also have some amazing new content for 2017 that we will be announcing this summer. Stay tuned (follow us on Facebook, or sign up for our mailing list) for more information as we launch our “Call for Makers” in mid June.

 

Maker Faire Orlando 2016 is here!

Download our 2016 program to plan your weekend at Maker Faire Orlando!

Check out the map to find your way around the Fairgrounds – we have exhibits in 4 buildings and in the pavilion as well as tented exhibits!

Presale ticket savings and a chance to win a DeltaMaker 3D printer package end Friday. Parking for Maker Faire Orlando is FREE!

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Click to download the Maker Faire Orlando 2016 program

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Makers that MOVE you!

With our new location at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, we have space for awesome maker vehicles. Check out six featured exhibits that will move you…and view the entire list of Maker exhibits.

We still have room for more vehicles – so if you know someone that makes hot rods, low-riders, crazy car audio, jumping hydraulic cars, custom motorcycles or more – let us know!

The First 64 Exhibits for 2016 are Now Online!

Even though our Call for Makers is still open (PLEASE tell your friends, family and co-workers that make things to apply!), we’ve started reviewing exhibits, and we’ve approved the first 64 for 2016! Many of our favorites are returning from past years, and we have some exciting new Makers and their creations – like “Menagerie in Motion”  below!

Check out the ever-growing list of approved exhibits, and if you think of something missing, shoot us a note at makers@makerfaireorlando.com with information on makers from Central Florida that we should invite!

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If you are a maker with a pending exhibit, don’t be dismayed if we have not approved your exhibit yet. We meet weekly to review and approve – and we work hard to ensure that we have a diverse group of exhibits, and that we can meet the requirements of each exhibit. It takes time, and we greatly appreciate your patience 🙂

Maker Faire Orlando 2016 & Community Partners

As part of our preparations for Maker Faire Orlando 2016, we are introducing a number of new concepts in how we work with our Community Partners. We are holding open meetings at a number of community locations (FamiLAB Open House on 3/1, and Tampa Hackerspace Open Make Night on 3/8 have been scheduled so far) – and we want to openly share (this post) how we work with community partners in an effort to involve even more community groups in Maker Faire. You are welcome to connect with us one of the scheduled meetings, or have us speak to your group, or discuss any of this directly – just email us at producers@makerfaireorlando.com.

The following is an overview of the content that we will sharing in our community discussions, and we will update it as we do Q&A with each group.

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