The 5th Annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire 2018 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.
The Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of the Do-It-Yourself spirit. Bring the whole family for a day of cool projects, workshops, beautiful crafts, great food, music, live performances, and more. All on the beautiful 34-acre Park School of Buffalo campus.
In celebration of Mom on Mother’s Day- her admission to the Faire is absolutely free!
In an effort to make the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire accessible and affordable to all of the members of our WNY community, discounted PRESALE tickets are available online now until May 11th!
PRESALE discount tickets are $5 and are available to:
All Day of- General Admission Tickets are $10.00.
Free In Costume Admission Ticket– An absolutely free In Costume Admission ticket will be valid to anyone who will join in the spirit of the event and will attend the Faire dressed in a hand-made costume!
Free Canned Food Donation Admission Ticket– An absolutely free Canned Food Donation Admission ticket will be valid to any attendee that brings with him/her THREE (3) canned goods to donate at the door to the Food Bank of WNY. Thank you for supporting the Food Bank of WNY!
Free Custom Vehicle Admission Ticket– An absolutely free Custom Vehicle Admission Ticket for the vehicle owner and one guest who shows their vehicle during the Faire!
Presale discounted ticketing is available prior to the event only. No discounts are given on the day of the event.
Tickets are not refundable after purchase. However, if for some reason you can’t attend, you can give them to friends or neighbors for them to use.
Rain plan: This event has events and programs scheduled indoors and outdoors. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT! In the event of rain, the Mini Maker Faire will still be held. Sorry, but we cannot offer refunds in the event of rain.
What is included in the ticket price?
The ticket gets you in the door, where there’ll be plenty to do with the various exhibits, workshops, musical performances, and general merriment. You may drop a few more dollars once you’re inside, though, if you buy food, crafts or DIY kits. Those are extra. Also, a few activities with high cost materials may charge a small fee. Please note that some of the food, crafts, and DIY kits may be cash only. There is no ATM on campus.
Where is the list of exhibitors and activities?
The list of exhibitors will be added to the http://buffalo.makerfaire.com/makers-exhibits/ page as they are approved.
Who is putting this event on?
A team of Western New York community volunteers who believe that making and sharing is an important aspect to learning and growing as individuals and a hallmark to a rich and vibrant community. We are all volunteers! Thank us when you see us!
What is your relationship to Maker Media, the producers of “the big Maker Faire?”
The folks at Maker Media support over 225 licensed and independently-produced Maker Faires in almost 50 countries around the world. They want to spread Maker culture, and they have a very open approach to doing that. We are inspired not only by their event, but by their philosophy. If you like Maker Faire or just making stuff in general, you should subscribe to Make: magazine – makezine.com
I’d like to exhibit!
Great! Please submit your ideas here: http://buffalo.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/
How do I get there by public transportation?
The NFTA-Metro provides rail and bus service. For more information, visit http://metro.nfta.com/Routes/Schedules.aspx The Park School of Buffalo is a short walk the bus stop located at Harlem Road and Main Street.
Will you have bike parking?
Yes! Bikes will be safely and securely held for you at the Harlem Road entrance while you visit the Faire.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the Faire.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire in exchange for a free ticket?
Yes! Please contact BuffaloMakerFaire@gmail.com
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You’ll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.
Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
The Park School of Buffalo is located at 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder NY, 14226 and has 278 parking spaces on campus. We suspect that they will fill up quickly. There is also limited street parking in the adjoining neighborhood. We expect that to also fill up quickly.
Lots 1-4 located at The Park School of Buffalo, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder, NY 14226
Overflow Parking Lot 5 is located at Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Amherst/University at 4100 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo NY 14221. There will be a white Park School shuttle bus to and from the Faire every 20 minutes.
Attended bicycle parking will be available.
Disabled parking will be available.
The NFTA-Metro provides rail and bus service. For more information, visit http://metro.nfta.com/Routes/Schedules.aspx
For our visiting out of town guests, a block of rooms has been set aside for the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire at the Buffalo Marriott Courtyard Amherst/University. Rooms will need to be reserved in advance for the discount rate of $119 per night. The hotel is located at 4100 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, NY 14221 716-626-2300.
For more information visit, http://buffalo.makerfaire.com/
Questions? Email us at BuffaloMakerFaire@gmail.com