Calling All Makers

Call for Makers is Now Open!

It’s time to get ready for the Waterbury Mini Maker Faire Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the Waterbury Arts Festival in downtown Waterbury, Vermont. Dozens of makers will exhibit to hundreds of visitors at this unique Vermont Maker extravaganza!

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When and where is the Waterbury Mini Maker Faire?

Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During the Waterbury Arts Festival in downtown Waterbury, Vermont.

What kinds of exhibitions will be there?
Interactive projects that showcase the value and process of “making,” including:

  • Vintage Tech and Gaming
  • Design/Architecture/Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Hacker and Maker Space
  • Biotech/Biochem
  • 3D Printers
  • Tesla Coils
  • Miniature Racing and Boating
  • Student Projects/Experiments
  • Clothing/Textile Design and Innovation
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Crafts
  • Found objects
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Fire/Water Displays
  • Unusual Tools
  • Kites
  • Bicycles
  • HAM Radio
  • Art Cars

What are the characteristics we are looking for as Makers?

A do-it-yourself project that is unique, inspiring, engaging, and interactive with observers. It tells a story. It might be a piece of art or a tool or project that does something different. It should be something that hasn’t been seen before, or at least by few people. It should not be for commercial purposes. The Maker needs to be there to demo and explain their product. There are different categories in size, most will fit in a 10x10ft inside space, but bigger exhibitors will be outside. It’s okay to take commercial things and do a “mash-up” that repurposes things in unique and “ah hah” ways, like an underwater bicycle. Risky projects are encouraged, but need to be managed in a way that the audience and property remain safe. For example a rocket-propelled motorcycle would be great, but would need to be shown in a safe way.

Who should apply for a Waterbury Mini Maker Faire booth?
Clubs, individuals, schools, universities, hobbyists, and local, regional, and national groups are encouraged to demonstrate or actually show the making of their invention/craft/project in a contained booth setting. Young makers, ages 16 and under, must have parental/guardian permission and complete permission form.

What does it cost to exhibit?
Applicants who are chosen by a review panel to participate will receive a 10x10ft inside display area or larger uncovered outside space at no charge. A table and 2 chairs will be provided. No selling is allowed at the Waterbury Mini Maker Faire.

Maker Faire Vermont Application to Exhibit
The Call for Makers is open until July 5, 2017.

More questions?

Contact us.   (802) 578-7738 or email