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 Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire was launched in October 2014, closing out the first Startup Week Chattanooga. The event has continued to be held every year at the First Tennessee Pavilion and has attracted more makers and attendees each year. Chattanooga’s maker community has grown significantly just as the entrepreneurial community has grown in the past decade.

The 2017 Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire will be held at First Tennessee Pavilion on September 9th, from 10am – 6pm.

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.