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 Maker Faire Atlanta


Maker Faire Atlanta started as a Mini-Maker Faire in 2011 on the campus of Georgia Tech. It moved to downtown Decatur and grew into a full Maker Faire in 2014. In 2017, our Faire officially moved back to Atlanta. We are now at Georgia State Stadium, formally Turner Field. Maker Faire Atlanta is produced by the Southeast Makers Alliance, a Georgia non-profit 501c3 dedicated to building and nurturing the Maker community in the Southeast.

SMA relies on an all volunteer team to organize, plan and put on the Faire each year and is funded solely by donations and sponsorship.

You can help support Southeast Makers Alliance and Maker Faire Atlanta through a tax deductible donation through PayPal:

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.

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.