2014 Event Announcement!

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We are thrilled to announce that Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will once again unleash its festival of makers! This time we will be at Cincinnati Museum Center in beautiful Union Terminal on September 13 and 14. That’s right, a two-day show!

In addition to many of our amazing makers from last year, we’ll have new surprises and jaw-dropping experiences. We are also partnering with Crafty Supermarket to bring an even bigger and better handmade marketplace.

If you would like to participate in Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, we will start accepting applications here on May 15.

Sign up for emails to keep up with the latest details!

Get Official Cincy Maker Faire Posters!

Now you can relive the magic of Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire all year long with these commemorative posters! Choose from the official event poster or the series of six marketing posters. Or save on shipping by ordering them both! They make great gifts for the makers and maker enthusiasts on your holiday list.

OFFICIAL CINCINNATI MINI MAKER FAIRE EVENT POSTER

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During Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, these official event posters (18″ x 24″) were printed on site by Powerhouse Factories. Now you can own a piece of history!
$20 Only $12!

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ORIGINAL CINCINNATI MINI MAKER FAIRE MARKETING POSTERS

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Getting the word out about Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire was a truly grass roots effort. A flexible system of six posters was designed to allow people to have fun mashing up images in the true maker spirit. We still have several mint condition sets (12.5″ x 18.5″) that we are selling to raise funds for a 2014 Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire!
$20 Six posters for only $12!

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Buy the Official Event Poster and the Set of 6 Marketing Posters and SAVE $6 with combined shipping!
$12 poster + $12 poster set + $6 shipping = $30!

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Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.

Raffles of the Moment!

raffle_headerEvery two hours on Saturday we will be having a Raffle of the Moment, a chance to reward visitors with goodies from our makers and sponsors. To enter, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Facebook event page, join the event and then click the Get Tickets link.
  2. Order your FREE tickets on our Eventbrite page, then print them from the confirmation email.
  3. Bring your printed tickets to the information booth on Saturday and be entered in the next Raffle of the Moment. Everyone who enters throughout the day will also be eligible for our grand prize drawing at 10:00pm!

Why enter a raffle? Here’s a look at what you could win:

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Joinery Poster by Brush Factory

Credit Card Bracelet by Dezignsofallkinds

Credit Card Bracelet by Dezignsofallkinds

Hand-loomed Silk Saree by Priya Saree Shoppe

Hand-loomed Silk Saree by Priya Saree Shoppe

Recyclabowl by Recyclabowls

Recyclabowl by Recyclabowls

Gorilla Glue Prize Packs Including a 2 oz. Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Tape To-Go, 4 oz. Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Glue Tubes, Gorilla Super Glue, Gorilla Epoxy, and a Gorilla t-shirt.

Gorilla Glue Prize Packs Including a 2 oz. Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Tape To-Go, 4 oz. Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Glue Tubes, Gorilla Super Glue, Gorilla Epoxy, and a Gorilla t-shirt.

Crocheted Owls by Gentle Sweater

A Set of Two Crocheted Owls by Gentle Sweater

USB Locket Necklace by Emily Lyn Design

USB Locket Necklace by Emily Lyn Design

ModiBot Mo Figure Kits in 8 Different Colors ($80 ARV)

ModiBot Mo Figure Kit in 8 Different Colors ($80 ARV)

Bellydance Party with Lesson or Drum Lesson ($100 ARV) by Tallulah's Bellydance

Bellydance Party with Lesson or Drum Lesson ($100 ARV) by Tallulah’s Bellydance

Crown Jewel Hats

Crown Jewel Hats

Artlight by Black Diamond Designs

Artlight by Black Diamond Designs

Pixie Printer, a 3d Printer Kit ($299 ARV)  Sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Venture Association

Pixie Printer, a 3d Printer Kit ($299 ARV)
Sponsored by Greater Cincinnati Venture Association

A $100 Gift Certificate to Spend on Printable Templates and Blueprints at 3DLT

A $100 Gift Certificate to Spend on Printable Templates and Blueprints at 3DLT

You can only enter one Raffle of the Moment, but you will also be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Which items are in which raffles will not be revealed until Saturday at the information booth.

See you Saturday at Washington Park!

 

 

Final Final Map

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As soon as you name something “final” you are certain to have to change it. We had to stop the presses and make some late changes to the final map, but it’s basically the same. You can download it here.

Schedule, Map & Makers

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Here it is folks! The official schedule, map and maker list for Cincinnati Maker Faire. We anticipate some changes may occur as we bring this brand new event to life, but this should help you plan your day. Download the PDF here: Schedule, Map & Makers »

Admission is 100% Free!

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Perhaps we haven’t adequately touted one of the key features of Cincinnati Maker Faire: It’s free! That’s right. Most maker faires, especially this size, are ticketed events. But from the beginning we wanted this event to be accessible to everyone and we didn’t want a ticket fee to be an obstacle between the curious and the unbounded inspiration they will find inside.

So spread the word because we seem to have left this detail off of the posters, having underestimated the powerful, attention-grabbing appeal of FREE!

That said, we still encourage you to register so we can gauge attendance, and so you can enter a Raffle of the Moment on October 19! Join our event page and click the “Get Tickets” link.

 

Dress Up!

dressupDo a Google search for “maker faire costume” and it will return some incredible results. That’s because it’s not just the official makers that provide the entertainment and inspiration at a maker faire – it’s also the visitors, dressed up in their one-of-a-kind science and fantasy-inspired inventions.

So think about what you want to make and wear to Cincinnati Maker Faire. And as an added bonus, you’ll be all set for Halloween!

Power Tool Drag Racers, Register Now!

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Modify a power hand tool to drag race down a track! Register now and get to work with that old belt sander, angle grinder, circular saw, drill, chainsaw, weed wacker or other power hand tool. See official rules at www.toolraces.com.

Thanks to Columbus Mini Maker Faire for sharing this annual tradition with Cincinnati and Louisville. Cincinnati will be the final race in the Triple Crown of Tool Racing. Oh, the fame and glory could all be yours!

In addition, Bosch Tools and Ohio Power Tool will be sponsoring all three races this year with thousands of dollars in tools and accessories. Each of the three races will be provided with Bosch Tool prize packages for 1st place, 2nd place and crowd favorite. In the past custom built trophies, and additional prizes have been awarded. More prize details will be posted at www.toolraces.com as they become available.

 

Posters are here!

Get the word out about Cincinnati Maker Faire with our poster series, formatted for your desktop and office printers! Print them out individually and arrange them however you like. Post them in schools, coffee shops, break rooms, hardware stores, community centers, and anywhere else interested people will see them.

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Download for 11″ x 17″ printers » (right-click and select “Save as…”)

Download for 8.5″ x 11″ printers » (right-click and select “Save as…”)

 

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How are we able to make a Maker Faire?

We love corporate sponsors, but it’s not easy to get them to invest money in some brand new, unproven, very crazy-sounding event like Cincinnati Maker Faire. They really want to see a well-planned event with the venue and date secured, and other details hashed out before signing on. Getting to that point without sponsorship can be difficult, if not impossible.

That’s why we feel so fortunate to have a wonderful organization here in Cincinnati that is helping to fund events like Cincinnati Maker Faire. It’s really due to their ability to recognize a great idea and trust us to make it happen that we were able to get the ball rolling so everyone else can jump onboard. And while we can’t really speak off the cuff about The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, we would just really like to give them a well-deserved shout out.

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