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 The Pensacola Maker Faire

The 1st annual Pensacola Maker Faire took place November 16, 2019 at the UWF Historic Trust, with over 90+ Makers that showcased their creativity and ingenuity. Over 5,000 people came from all around to this fun and new event! For the 2020 Pensacola Maker Faire we are expecting even more Makers and an even bigger crowd turn-out, so come back later for even more information on this exciting event!

Expect to see exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities from some of the most creative and innovative Makers in our community including students at UWF College of Science and Engineering, UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Sea3D Lab, Center for Entrepreneurship, IHMC Robotics, West Florida Public Libraries, Pensacola MESS Hall, Pensacola State College, Pensacola Museum of Art, Barehand Collective, First City Arts Center, The Marketing Bar, Pensacon, Pensacola Bay Brewery and many more.

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Our 2019 Featured Makers:

  • Special guest speaker – world-renowned game designer, inventor of SuperBetter and author of the New York Times bestseller, Reality is Broken – Jane McGonigal!
  • Musical Tesla Coil Demonstrations by Tesla Universe. Tesla Historian Cameron Prince demonstrated the Musical Tesla Coils with an amazing show.
  • The Flaming Royal Trumpets came all the way from NY with an amazing show.
  • Sea3D Lab had an up-close look at their new 3D printing lab.
  • Pensacon were onsite to show you how to make amazing cosplay costumes.
  • Nadia, the newest Humanoid Robot from IHMC Robotics made an appearance.
  • Local craft brewers Pensacola Bay Brewery, Alga Beer and A Little Madness Brewing demonstrated how to craft beer!
  • and so much more…

Meet The 2019 Makers and come back later for more info about the 2020 Makers and the schedule!

The Pensacola Maker Faire is presented by the UWF Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. The festival site is hosted by the UWF Historic Trust. Both indoor and outdoor exhibits, activities and demonstrations will be set up in various buildings including The Museum of Commerce, Museum Plaza, Voices of Pensacola and The J. Earle Bowden Building.

Tickets are free with registration. There may be a small fee for some Maker activities.

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 and the Maker Movement.