Event Details

  • Date:

Saturday, Sept. 17  |  10 a.m. to 5 p.m

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Join us in celebration of makers, hackers, tinkerers, inventors and dreamers. The event is like a big science fair or a community “show & tell” where people will demonstrate their do-it-yourself skills and showcase a wide variety of projects. Nashville Mini Maker Faire is an outdoor (rain or shine) event that people of all ages will enjoy.

Ticket Info:

  • Members – FREE
  • Non-Members – $5 adults (18+), $3 (under 18)
  • Children under 2 – FREE

Food Vendors:

  • Subway®
  • A Little Italian Food Truck
  • Kona Ice Music City
  • Daddy’s Dogs
  • Boheme’s Banana Boat
  • Bacon Nation
  • Ben & Jerry’s

 

To see pictures from the 2015 Nashville Mini Maker Faire, click here»

Get updates on the event by visiting the official Facebook page.

 

Nashville Mini Maker Faire will take place rain-or-shine outside at Adventure Science Center. Parking for the Faire will be at the Greer Stadium parking lot (534 Chestnut St.), with free shuttle service provided.

A limited number of parking spaces will be available at the Science Center on a first-come, first-served basis for guests with disabilities. The free shuttle service from the parking lot is also handicap-accessible.

Food trucks will be on-site, and portable restrooms will be available.

From downtown Nashville and areas north:

  • Heading south on I-65, take Exit 81 (Wedgewood Ave)
  • Turn RIGHT on Wedgewood Ave (heading west)
  • At the next traffic light, turn RIGHT on 8th Ave (heading north)
  • At the next traffic light, turn RIGHT on Chestnut St (heading east)
  • Pass Fort Negley Blvd, then turn either LEFT into the parking lot at Greer Stadium or RIGHT into the Vanderbilt lot
  • Free shuttle service will take visitors to the Adventure Science Center

From areas south, east or west of Nashville:

  • From I-440 (or areas south), head north on I-65 and take Exit 81 (Wedgewood Ave)
  • Turn LEFT on Wedgewood Ave (heading west)
  • At the 2nd traffic light, turn RIGHT on 8th Ave (heading north)
  • At the next traffic light, turn RIGHT on Chestnut St (heading east)
  • Pass Fort Negley Blvd, then turn either LEFT into the parking lot at Greer Stadium or RIGHT into the Vanderbilt lot
  • Free shuttle service will take visitors to the Adventure Science Center

 

Nashville Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

Presented by ASC_Horizontal_Logo_2015_Color & Make-Nashville-color-logo-small

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.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, Calif., and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1,100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires and over 120 community driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Nashville!

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Download a free issue here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions;
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.

Creative Sponsors:

Anode_Logo2015-PMS3015C     CFMT logo     iostudio

 

Resourceful Sponsors:

Builders First Source     Dana_Corp_ADIAM_1  Jive 2015 LASIR Liberty Party Rental    Mercury Intermedia   Vivid Aerial Logo (No Background+Black)

 

Special thanks to:

 Barnes & Noble      L_100_BLACK_KEYS_DESIGN

Interested in sponsoring this event?
Call (615) 401-5055 or email Tim Sears (tsears@adventuresci.org) to learn more.

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