What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Our Maker Faire

The third-annual Shreveport-Bossier Mini Maker Faire will be held on  Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Agricultural Building at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, 3206 Pershing Blvd in Shreveport. The event is organized by a passionate team of professionals looking to enrich STEAM programming in North Louisiana, including members from Sci-Port, the North Louisiana STEM Alliance, Barnes & NobleNWLA Makerspace, Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation, Shreve Memorial Library, Cohab, and more.

Whether you’re a crafter, coder or performer, the Shreveport-Bossier Mini Maker Faire works to empower all makers to participate in the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” Categories include engineering, arts, crafts, homesteading, science, young makers and other. Booths can be for commercial use, workshop or performance-based or to simply show your stuff. Hands-on programming will be available for visitors at this free event. We hope to see you there!

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.