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November 3, 2018

Glimpse the future and get inspired at Maker Faire Orlando


Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns Nov. 10-11
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. On Nov. 10 and 11, people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 7th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
 
Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘Makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and includes 300 local exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as, green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.
Maker Faire Orlando
  • Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both days)
  • Central Florida Fairgrounds (4603 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808)
  • FREE on-site parking
  • A variety of food choices are available for purchase.
  • One Day Tickets: Presale Youth and Student $10, Presale Adult $15
  • Weekend and onsite tickets are also available
  • www.makerfaireorlando.com
 
Complimentary tickets are available with proper identification for First Responders, Active Military and Veterans; Pre-registered groups from Title I schoolsemployees of schools, colleges and universities; and homeschool educators.
 
From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Makers showcase hobbies, experiments and projects. Immerse yourself in Maker culture with exhibits, a performance stage, big art and spectacle. Hands-on making and learning by experimental people who make, play, tinker and hack will include robotics, cosplay, STEM & STEAM, craft, science, electronics, tools and crazy things you’ve never seen. ArcAttack brings musical tesla coils and a robot drummer to cover songs you know and love in the most electric fashion you have ever experienced.
  
About Maker Faire Orlando
Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. Maker Faire Orlando is produced by The Maker Effect Foundation and funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. Ticket proceeds benefit The Maker Effect Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational charity located in Orlando, Fla.
 
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. 
 
Maker Faire Orlando is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.