One of the great annual events in Atlanta is set for October 27-28.
Inventors, creators, tinkerers, engineers, enthusiasts, craft enthusiasts and artists from across the greater Atlanta area and throughout the Southeast will gather at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot for the eighth Annual Maker Faire Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday, October 27-28, 2018.
Maker Faire Atlanta is completely FREE to attend but pre-registration is required. You can reserve tickets here.
Part science fair, part art festival and part something entirely new, Maker Faire Atlanta is a fun for all ages festival. An estimated 15,000-plus people are expected to attend this year’s Faire which features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
“We’re excited to once again bring all kinds of makers and non-makers together to be inspired by and share new ideas, creations and innovations,” said Milton Walker III, interim executive director of the Southeast Makers Alliance, host of this year’s Maker Faire. “From art and crafting to drone and robot racing, there’s something for all interests!”
More than 100 makers are signed up to share their ideas, passions and projects, including costume and textile designers, woodworkers, blacksmith and precious metal makers, tech hackers, robot builders, LEGO® architects, independent manufacturers and graphic and visual artists. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills as they take part in a range of interactive exhibits.
New in 2018
Cosplay Prop Contest — Maker Faire Atlanta will host its first ever cosplay contest expected to bring out creative DIY costumes based on favorite comic book, sci-fi, movie, television and cartoon characters.
Lotus Eaters Club — Five award-winning artists of animation, illustration and design will work together throughout the festival to create a mural celebrating Atlanta makers.
Vamos Chicos Bus — A converted, eco-arts bus complete with an arts studio, crafts workshop and science lab will showcase the fusion of the arts and conservation.
Goat n Hammer — Winners from the TV series Forged in Fire will utilize their expert knowledge in blacksmithing, bladesmithing and knife grinding to demonstrate and give insight into the world of metal works.
Other featured attractions include:
Maker area for our youngest makers
“Thunder Dome,” a dancing area for drone and robot racing
Local Atlanta makerspaces
High school FIRST Robotics demos
Woodworker and precious metal makers
Workshops, demonstrations and more!
Maker Faire Atlanta 2018 is a FREE event for all ages. For those wishing to participate as a maker exhibitor: Non-commercial makers and non-profit makerspaces can show & tell for free. Commercial makers wishing to sell, promote and/or advertise will be charged $150 upon acceptance. Corporate booths are available through event sponsorship.
Registration is required for BOTH attendees and exhibiting makers. To register as an attendee, visit: makerfaireatl2018.eventbrite.com. To register as an exhibitor, visit: atlanta.makerfaire.com/apply.
A great event for the entire family.