It’s all about what people can MAKE! It’s also the perfect opportunity for you to share your work and have fun with a curious and appreciative audience in San Diego’s BALBOA PARK. Play-test your creations with attendees excited to learn more about your craft.
October 6 & 7, 2018, 10 AM – 6 PM
Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Exhibiting? Interested in seeing what it takes to exhibit? Here’s your Maker Toolkit!
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Applications submitted after the close date will be reviewed, but are not guaranteed acceptance in the event. Take advantage of the time you have now to prepare your project. Note that exhibits with hands-on opportunities are given priority. We look forward to receiving your applications to exhibit! We’ll list makers on the site as applications are accepted.
Maker / Exhibitor Booth
An all weekend exhibit to show-off your project(s), to demo or discuss how you made them, and to inspire people to make (includes Individuals, Groups, Schools, Non-Profits and Commercial Makers). Individual Makers who exhibit their projects at Maker Faire receive booths for FREE! See below for special rates.
A scheduled performance, usually on a stage, set lengths vary. Musicians, lively demonstrations, and all a manner of shows.
A scheduled 12, 25, or 45 minute presentation, usually on a stage.
Requirements and benefits are listed in the Entry Form. Limited positions are available.
*If you are interested in a booth AND a stage performance or presentation, please submit two (2) separate applications, with your FIRST being the request for a booth space.
Special rates for Makers-who-Sell (Vendors), Small Companies, Non-Profits, and Corporate entities.
These are guidelines only, your exhibit may not fit exactly into one option below, and it may fit more than one.
Basic: A tabletop, small area, or 10×8 space to demonstrate what you make.
Activity Area: A hands-on, fun, interactive area that encourages audience participation to learn how to make or do something.
Demonstration Workshop: During a short show-and-tell session, Makers demo and teach particular skills, techniques, or processes, explaining materials and tools, stepping through a building process, sharing their knowledge, and interacting with the audience. Sessions are less than 30 minutes and may be repeated. Demonstrations will be done in your exhibit area.
Interactive Performance: A performer or group of performers who engage, entertain, and encourage fun interaction. The performance may be tied to a stage or roam through the grounds as a kind of street theater. Performances can be musical, theatrical, and/or involve a collaborative building process.
Roaming Exhibits: If you have an exhibit that will roam during the show, please let us know if you require a location for your use as a home base for non-roaming activities.
Attraction: A wonderful, unusual thing that doesn’t fit in to any of the categories above.
Mechanical tinkerers, hobbyists, artisans, craft enthusiasts, costumers, tech lovers, artists, and inventors of all kinds are welcome to exhibit!
From the founder of the Maker Movement, Dale Dougherty,
“I believe we are all makers. We can find all kinds of makers in our communities. Yet we also want to help create more makers. Through education and community outreach, we can offer the opportunity to make things to more people, but particularly children. They might find these opportunities at school but also at community centers, summer camps and science centers, or even at home. My goal is that all people, young and old, come to see themselves as makers, creators and doers because I know that the people who have the skills and knowledge to make things have the power to make the world a better place.
If you are having trouble with your application, please contact sdmakerfaire[at]gmail[dot]com.
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