About the Louisville Mini Maker Faire

Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16

Noon – 5pm 

Open to the Public

4th Street Live!

A little over 6 years ago some folks started talking about having a people’s Innovative Fun Fair in Louisville, a place where everyone could come and show off innovated projects they were doing in their spare time (or at the office).  A serendipitous dinner with Dale Daughtery, founder of Make magazine, leader of the Maker Movement and Louisville Native, led to the creation of a Louisville Mini Maker Faire.

The first 2 years the Faire was held in conjunction with Nulu Fest. As both events grew, the Maker Faire relocated to West Main Street’s Museum Row where we loved working with the people at the Kentucky Science Center, the Frazier, KMAC and the Sons of the American Revolution on Museum Row. Each year we were taking up more and more of Main Street, so we decided to take this Faire to 4thStreet Live!. This new partnership with 4th Street Live! has opened our options for growing the Faire. The people at 4th Street Live! love to say “Yes” and the folks at the Louisville Downtown Partnership live to knock down barriers.


Some Way Cool Things About the Faire:

·         AR/VR extravaganza (new)

·         Drones over the city and Drone Racing (urban drone experiences new)

·         Newton’s Attic’s Spintron

·         FirstBuild out in force with their products and Maker space tools (expanded)

·         Big Kid Fun Added from 6pm – ? – a time with music, breweries pouring their suds and a chance for adults to go in-depth with a number of the exhibits

·         Our way cool booths mostly consist of projects/things/items made by companies, individuals, and schools (actually an amalgamation of all three) that push the experience boundaries.

We want to express our gratitude to our Sponsors and Volunteers!


 Code Louisville, KCD, USA Image,   4th Street Live!, Louisville Public Media, Make, and Kale & Flax


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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