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 Mini Maker Faire

Over 90+ Makers will showcase their creativity and ingenuity in the 1st annual Pensacola Maker Faire November 16, 2019 at the UWF Historic Trust.

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 Featured Makers:

  • You won’t want to miss our 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 will be demonstrating and answering questions.
  • The Flaming Royal Trumpets will be here from NY with an amazing show all day long
  • Sea3D Lab will open for an up-close look at their new 3D printing lab.
  • Pensacon will be onsite to show you how to make amazing cosplay costumes.
  • Nadia, the newest Humanoid Robot from IHMC Robotics will also make an appearance.
  • Local craft brewers Pensacola Bay Brewery, Alga Beer and A Little Madness Brewing will show you how to craft beer!  Sample the beer and tell us how it is!
  • and so much more…

Meet The Makers and see the  #PMF2019 full 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.