For Immediate Release: May 17, 2018

Contact: Marvin Weinberger,

(Images available upon request)

Call for makers: Deadline Extended for the First-Ever Philly Mini Maker Faire

Event Date: June 24, 10 am – 6 pm

Event Location: Pennovation Works, 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Philadelphia – (May 17, 2018) The makers are rolling in and we’ve got room for more! The Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire will be a chance to highlight the recent resurgence of Making within the city’s tech, startup, and artistic communities, and for local Makers to connect with each other and the community-at-large. Makers can apply here:

Maker Faire is a celebration of innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness.  Fitting with its subject, this will not be a passive spectator event. There will be workshops, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all attendees to participate in making.

Current sponsors of the Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire include: NextFab, Techgirlz, Pennovation Works, and Make Magazine.

The press announcement and other materials can be found at the link:

More information about sponsorship opportunities can be found at the link:

Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Williamson County.

About MAKE Magazine: MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Subscribe here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects,;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, 3D printing, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and more.
    More info:

Press Contact

Marvin Weinberger


Philadelphia Maker Faire

610 789 1137