We are looking for applications from all types of makers! Please see the categories below for some examples

  • Student projects
  • Robotics
  • Homegrown Drones
  • Arduino projects
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Space projects
  • Interactive art projects
  • 3D Printers and CNC Tools
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • E-Textiles
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability & Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
  • Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
  • Bicycles
  • Large-scale Art
  • Shelters (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Music Performances with audience Participation
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • DIY Repairs

Maker applications can be submitted for individuals, hobbyist clubs, schools, commercial makers, crafters, startups, and companies.

Types of Entries

Maker Exhibits

Show and tell style with a table set up all day.

Presentations

Scheduled time slots on stage or inside.
    Demos, how-tos, panel discussions, stories, etc.

Performances

Scheduled time slots on our main stage.  Non-stage performances can be arranged.

Workshops

Hands on workshops for makers of all ages

Maker: (FREE!)

Almost all makers exhibit for free! Anyone looking to show off their projects and engage with the public can get involved for free.

Commercial Maker: ($100)

An exhibit fee may apply to makers or organizations planning on do marketing or sales, such as the following:
* Any exhibitor with marketing intentions
* Exhibitors selling or promoting a product or service
* Tuition-based schools and paid educational programs or camps
* Registered non-profits marketing their organization
Each applicant will be considered case by case as everyone does not necessarily fit neatly into categories, please contact the organizers for confirmation of costs.

First Round of Applications Closes May 15th

The first round of applications will close on May 15th, applications received before this date will be given more consideration.
Please apply early.  Applications may be considered as they are submitted.  We have a limited number of slots for makers in each of the different types of entries.

Booths

Unless you have requested otherwise, your booth will have:
A 8′ table and 2 chairs provided.
    Additional space and resource requests should go to info@phillymakerfaire.com
Plan to bring any supplies you would like to exhibit your work:  Table cloths, power strips, heavy duty extension cords, etc.
Hardware and supplies needed to display your project is your responsibility. We trust that you will supply any equipment or supplies you need to make your project functional.  Feel free to make signs for your exhibit that help the attendees understand what you have done.

Indoor and Outdoor Exhibit Areas

Most exhibits will be outdoors.  These may be within a tent or uncovered.
Indoor Exhibit Area:  The indoor exhibit area is limited.

Electrical

We will work to be sure you have power available in your booth area, if you provided power requirement details in your application.  Please bring your own surge protectors and/or grounded power strips for power distribution at your exhibit.

Load-in and Load-Out Schedule

Times and details will be provided to accepted applicants.

Hospitality

A hospitality room with drinks and snacks will be available to Makers only.

Safety

Maker Faire is all about getting your hands dirty and we encourage you to provide some hands-on activities for attendees. But with that, there’s always safety concerns, so please know:

Safety Waivers

We will do safety waivers for people participating in various activities like the hands on workshops, final details to follow.

First Aid

We will have people trained in first aid available throughout the event. Please notify us if you have an injury at your booth so we can follow up with the attendee.

Be Smart

Safety precautions protect all of us and enable us to keep hosting Maker Faire. Just be smart and have a plan to respond. Thank you!

Application Photos

Applications require a project (or presentation) photo and a bio photo. Please have these ready before you start your application. Image file must be at least 500px wide or larger and you must have rights to the image used.
For project photos: landscape images are preferred (eg: 960 width x 640 height). Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg. Maximum file size is 8Mb.
This image will be the public image used relating to your exhibit or presentation content.  The photo should be descriptive and informative about your exhibit or presentation.