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Welcome to Maker Faire’s Media Center, where you can find all the information you need to support your coverage of Maker Faire and the Maker Movement. Use the tabs on the left to navigate the Media Center and access:

Event Registration: Media Credential Applications to attend a Flagship Maker Faire is now open:

  • Maker Faire Bay Area, May 18-20, 2018, San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA
  • World Maker Faire New York, September 22-23, 2018, New York Hall of Science, Queens NY

Fast Facts: Infographics and fast facts about Maker Faire & the Maker Movement
Latest News: Links to Maker Faire in the news
Newsroom: Press releases for Flagship Faires
Photos: Maker Faire photo albums
Videos: Maker Faire videos, including our YouTube channel
Logos/Promotion: Maker Faire brand assets

Founded in 2006, Maker Faire inspires the future of makers with a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. People of all ages and backgrounds gather to show what they are making and share what they are learning. With nearly 200 Maker Faires happening around the world, the global event engages more than 1.4 million annual attendees across 44 countries. In 2014, there was even a Maker Faire on the grounds of The White House. The two flagship events, the annual Bay Area Maker Faire and the World Maker Faire in New York welcome a combined 2,000 Makers and 250,000 attendees each year.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Make: has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which is a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. Maker Faire is part of the Maker Media brand, which includes Maker: Shed and Make: Magazine.

Read more about the history of the Maker Movement and Maker Faire here.

Looking for a global Faire or another US Faire?

Check out our map showing Maker Faire dates and locations around the world. Contact the Faire you are interested in attending by clicking on the link available through the map.

Event Registration

Thank you for your interest in requesting media credentials to cover Maker Faire.

Credentials are individual and include all days the Faire is open. Any questions about requesting credentials can be sent to If additional information is required to process your application, we will reach out to you. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we will notify you of your application’s status via email.

Fast Facts

Learn more about Maker Faire and the Maker Movement with these key Fast Facts.

Maker Faire Global Data, January 2017

Noteworthy News

Maker Faire returns to New York

CNET, September 26, 2018

Queens Maker Faire is a Hot Ticket (Print)

New York Daily News, September 23, 2018

The 21 Coolest Things We Saw at Maker Faire 2018

Tom’s Hardware, September 23, 2018

EE Journal’s Live Coverage of World Maker Faire 2018

Electronic Engineering Journal, September 21, 2018

TECHNOTES: Why A Maker Faire?

Well Connected Mom, September 20, 2018

World Maker Faire

Time Out, Aug 29, 2018

Turning passion into a future path

The Daily Journal, May 18, 2018

Meet Your Makers

SF Weekly, May 17, 2018

The Makers of Tomorrow

Medium, May 17, 2018

10Q: Dale Dougherty with Stan and Susan

10 Questions With Stan and Susan, May 3, 2018

Maker Faire Bay Area Announces 2018 Lineup

Embedded Systems Engineering, April 26, 2018

Recent Press

Press Releases

World Maker Faire New York 2018

Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

World Maker Faire New York 2017

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

World Maker Faire New York 2016

National Maker Faire 2016

Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

World Maker Faire 2015

Maker Faire Bay Area 2015

World Maker Faire 2014

National Maker Faire 2014

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Brand Assets

Below you’ll find the brand assets for Maker Faire of various types, sizes, etc. These images are available to download and use with your Maker Faire coverage. Just right click the images below to save and add the official badge, banners, and logos to your own site, blog, newsletter, etc.

Usage Guidelines

  • Link all Maker Faire branding images to
  • Please don’t use these in a way that implies Maker Faire has endorsed any products or services.

Promote Maker Faire

Include an event-specific banner or official event badge with your coverage or on your site.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

Maker Faire Bay Area