What is a Maker Faire?
Called the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, Maker Faires are part science fair and part county fair. Showcasing invention, creativity and resourcefulness, makers — tech enthusiasts, crafters, artists, educators, tinkerers, students and others — exhibit their work and share their knowledge and skills. Visitors to Maker Faire Milwaukee (MFMKE, for short) will find something different around every corner — makers, performers, presentations, workshops and much more.

Information contained in the tabs above will tell you about exhibiting, visiting and volunteering. Of course, there is information about sponsoring MFMKE, too. Thanks to sponsors, Maker Faire Milwaukee is a FREE admission event.

Read more about Maker Faire Milwaukee…

Maker Faire Milwaukee was the largest Featured Faire in the country in 2014 (our inaugural year!), behind only the Flagship Faire in San Mateo, California and World Maker Faire New York in terms of attendance. To stay on top we need you!

Check out the videos from Maker Faire Milwaukee 2014, and help us make 2015 bigger and better.

The Call for Makers opens May 25, 2015!

Call for Makers

Not sure your project is a fit? Apply anyway! We will be in touch to discuss your interest and exhibit needs.

It’s Back. It’s Bigger. It’s not brain surgery.
Saturday, September 26, noon to 4 p.m.

On the day of the event, teams will receive instructions, a work space and tools, access to a hack rack of raw materials and time to create. Then, it’s off to the Challenge course to determine the winning team.

The GE Design & Build Challenge Registration opens May 25, 2015!

As the event approaches, we will be introducing makers and sharing information about what you will see at Maker Faire Milwaukee right here. Join the mailing list or check back often for news about MFMKE. We hope to see you there!

Tesla Coils
Pumpkin Trebuchet
FIDO the Robotic Dog
Milwaukee Makerspace
Zombie Maker
Race Car
Knitting and Crocheting
Learn to Solder
Vacuum Formed Masks
Power Wheels Racing
GE Design and Build Challenge

    The Call for Makers is open!

    Makers Apply Here!

    The Call for Makers is now open!

    Thanks to the success of our inaugural event that attracted more than 35,000 attendees, Maker Faire Milwaukee is listed as the nation’s largest Featured Maker Faire. We need your help to make this year’s event even bigger and better!


    The "Dark Arts" at Maker Faire

    Laser Maze

    With the Call for Makers now open (through August 1, 2015), we are kicking planning for Maker Faire Milwaukee into high gear. This year, we will be creating a “Dark Arts” exhibit area for makers with LED, electronics, and other projects that are best experienced in low light. Makers, if you have a project or one in mind that needs darkness to shine, bring it to Maker Faire! This space will also feature a laser maze, and provide makers and visitors with spaces to gather for casual discussions, back of the napkin idea sharing and refreshments.

    Glowing Yarn Sculpture


    2014 Event Map and Schedule

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    What will you see - The Useless Machine


    Source: Makershed

    There is a recent race to the top (or er...uh...bottom) to build the most useless machine possible. One of the functions these machines serve is to turn themselves off when they are turned on. The others are to learn and have fun!

    These machines are continuously getting more complex - there are builds with dueling arms and machines that actually move. You can find our humble machine at the Betty Brinn Museum booth!


There are Days until Maker Faire Milwaukee!