What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Our Maker Faire

Hudson Valley Maker Faire brings “makers” from across New York’s Hudson Valley, the Tri-State area and beyond to one of the mid-Hudson region’s most unique historic and cultural sites, the GARNER Historic District, a repurposed 1800’s former textile mill complex, just forty-five minutes from Manhattan. Hudson Valley Maker Faire showcases the work of regional makers with that of the artists, artisans and makers based within the GARNER Historic District’s rich creative community.

Enjoy a weekend of visionary projects and new ideas; interactive workshops and technology demonstrations; open artist studios and immersive installations; local craft food and beverage; and live music and performances.

Experience hands-on activities, engage with emerging technology, learn new skills and enjoy in-person encounters with innovators, tech enthusiasts, artists, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, authors, students and other creatives.

Meet the past, present and thrilling future of Art & Industry at Hudson Valley Maker Faire !

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.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.