Hey, Makers!

The East Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is a community festival that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading, and workshops.

Our 3rd annual faire welcomed thousands of people at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library.  Attendees got to meet over 60 makers showing and explaining their projects; participate in hands-on workshops; and enjoy music and food trucks throughout the day.

This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across the Baton Rouge area and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired.  

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Entries

  • Apply as an exhibitor, performer, or presenter.
  • Application Open Date: June 2017. Please enter early, as space is limited.

The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 8’x10′ space.  If you need more space for your exhibit or project, please let us know. Use this space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something.

Presentations or Workshops: 15 minute or 30 minute time slots.  Can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations.
If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email: makerfaire@ebrpl.com

We look forward to seeing you at East Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, October 21st!