Hey, Makers!

The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire is a community festival that brings together science, art, craft, homesteading, and makers of all kinds.

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.

Since previous Faires have been attended by thousands of people, and we were virtual in 2020, we will be a hybrid event this year closely monitoring the Covid-19 landscape in Louisiana. The Maker Faire will take place over October 18th-23rd. The first several days will be highlighting the makerspaces at each Library and the 23rd will be our “big” event which as of this writing will all be outside to minimize spread of Covid-19 and keep everyone safe. We’re looking for a mix of live and pre-recorded content, as well for social media. We’ll also be highlighting makers in the leadup to the Faire.

The Call for Makers is OPEN!

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.)

If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email: makerfaire@ebrpl.com