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MAKER FAIRE ORLANDO (FAMILY FRIENDLY STEM SHOWCASE) RETURNS NOVEMBER 5-6, 2022 

MAKER FAIRE ORLANDO RETURNS NOVEMBER 5-6, 2022 

FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE OF INNOVATION 

A family-friendly gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning  

and who love sharing what they can do 

 

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2022) – Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. The family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns Nov. 5-6, 2022 where people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 10th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and includes 250 exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, cosplay makers and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.

“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 their hobbies, experiments or projects,” said founder Ian Cole.

Maker Faire Orlando 

  • Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both days)
  • Central Florida Fairgrounds (4603 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808)
  • FREE on-site parking 
  • A variety of food choices are available for purchase.
  • For more information and tickets visit www.makerfaireorlando.com
  • Stay social @MakerFaireOrlando on Facebook and Instagram and @OrlMakerFaire on Twitter using #MFO2022

10th Anniversary Online Ticket Sales – Save money and skip the line, pre-event savings end Nov. 4  

  • Pre-event, online tickets start at $15 for youth and students and $20 for adults.
  • Add a second day to your one-day ticket for $10.
  • Children under age three are FREE.
  • Order tickets online (nominal fee applies): www.makerfaireorlando.com/attend/
  • Tickets are available at the gate Nov. 5 and Nov. 6
  • First responders, active military and Veterans receive free admission to Maker Faire Orlando with identification
  • Employees of schools, colleges, universities, homeschool educators and libraries also receive free admission to Maker Faire Orlando with identification.

Exhibits & Hands-on Workshops 

From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, makers showcase hobbies, experiments and projects. Immerse yourself in Maker culture with exhibits, a performance stage, big art and spectacle. Experience hands-on learning by people who make, play, tinker and hack to include robotics, cosplay, STEM & STEAM, crafts, science, electronics, tools and crazy things you’ve never seen!

Robot Ruckus 

Robot Ruckus is included with Maker Faire Orlando tickets. See your favorite robot builders having fun destroying each other’s toys with several local teams from the BattleBots show on the Discovery Channel and Discovery+, as well as local robots ranging in size from one to 250 pounds. For more information visit robotruckus.org.

Power Racing 

Power Racing is a fun-filled racing experience where makers construct their own machines to go racing.  Racers can spend up to $500 on a racer that looks like a children’s ride or toy.

Award-winning Cosplay Makers 

Interact and observe cosplay makers in their element and working on their craft including MegaCon winners Fred & Elle Designs with their Making Foam Props and Armor exhibit and Orlandoian Allison Chase with her Puppeted Catbus and the Guardian from Zelda Breath of the wild.

About Maker Faire Orlando 

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. Maker Faire Orlando is produced by The Maker Effect Foundation and funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. Ticket proceeds benefit The Maker Effect Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational charity located in Orlando, Fla.

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 independently-produced events. Maker Faire Orlando is independently organized and operated under license from Make: Community, LLC. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.

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If you have kids who are creative and interested in all things tech or crafty, this is a great way to get out as a family and make some memories while learning about and supporting their interests.

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