Maker Faire: Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and “slow-made” foods to homemade clothes, quilts and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists and Artists for a faire full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!

Check out the blog section on this site to see Makers that are coming as well as key speakers, attractions, activities for kids and families and the schedule of musicians playing through the weekend!

“Maker Faire establishes relationships that did not previously exist…between ideas, between things, between people.”

“…the most important thing Maker Faire does is establish those relationships among makers.”

-Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of Make Magazine

(From a presentation given at a community meeting hosted by Union Station in Kansas City on January 31, 2011, view a video of the meeting here.

WHAT WILL YOU SEE AT MAKER FAIRE: KANSAS CITY?
ROCKETS & ROBOTS • DIY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY • ARTS & CRAFTS • BICYCLES • ELECTRONICS • ARTISAN FOODS • URBAN FARMING • SUSTAINABLE LIVING • WOODWORKING • CIRCUIT BOARDS • ALTERNATIVE ENERGY VEHICLES • FIRE ARTS • LIVE MUSIC • ART CARS • TESLA COILS • ARDUINO & KITS • AND SO MUCH MORE!

Maker Faire: Kansas City is an event guided by the staff of MAKE Magazine and the Maker Faire, and is organized by Union Station Kansas City and Kansas City-based organizations. It is not an Maker Media event. Our goal is to bring together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Scientists, Artists, and everyone else for a faire full of fun and inspiration.