The Rocklin Mini Maker Faire is a full-blown community festival that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading and engineering plus music, food, workshops, and performance.
Last year—our very first year—we were thrilled to meet over 7,000 people throughout Sierra College, all excited, and curious, about Maker Faire! Attendees got to meet over 70 makers showing and explaining projects of all sorts and sizes; participate in hands-on workshops and making across tech, craft, science; and enjoy a few area of music, demos, panels & more.
This year, Sierra College will be the host location for another great Rocklin Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am to 5pm.
This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across Placer County, Sacramento County, and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.
The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies. (Food vendors please write email@example.com.)
Note there is no fee to participate in the Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting a product. If you are a “commercial maker,” startup, or company and want to sell, booth fees are $100.
Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:
Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 10’x10′ space. If you need more space for your exhibit or project, please let us know. Use this space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something.
Presentations or Workshops: 15, 25 minute or 50 minute time slots. Can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations. If you would like to offer longer or multiple workshops, please indicate in your application or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this possibility.
Performances: Our main music stage typically has 45 minute sets. We love to program non-musical performances as well, and encourage pop-up performance happenings.
If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email: email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 1st!