So many makers, so little time!

Race cars, robots, or the symphony orchestra; no matter what your passion is, we here at Cincinnati Museum Center, along with our entire roster of exhibitors and vendors, cannot wait to see you August 29 & 30 for Maker Faire!

Maker-Faire-Poster-2015

MAKERS
Hive13
The Manufactory
Portal Planet
Procter & Gamble
Craftologies, LLC
ACS Volunteer: Bill Crawford
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Licking Valley Quilt Guild
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Infinity Analytics LLC
Gorilla Maker
E-Nable
Lakota Robotics
Fantastic Five Robotics Team
Intermedio
Cincinnati Made
EngineerDog.com
ProtoVoltaics
Bearcat Motorsports
Compressed Paper Air Rockets: Tom Lawson
Cincinnati Museum Center Exhibit Team
Polar 3D Printers
Pat’s Projects
Kenton County Public Library
Kaleidoscope

VENDORS
Sunburst Valley Alpacas yarn and fiber
Recyclabowls
Happy Bungalow
Paper Acorn
Crown Jewel
Museum Center Gift Shops

We’ll be adding even more makers as the big day approaches, so be sure to check back here often for the latest updates! Tickets are on sale now, and here’s a tip: You can save if you buy in advance online!

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5 responses to “So many makers, so little time!

  1. I’m really looking forward to it!

  2. If hosting the Maker Faire at the Museum Center is what requires you to charge for tickets, then you should consider moving to a new location. The best Faire was the first one in Washington Park. Last year’s Faire at the Museum Center was OK, but not as good. If you are now charging for tickets, isn’t that really a bit contrary to the whole “Maker Open Source” movement. I probably won’t attend as a result and probably won’t be the only one deciding that.

    • Cincinnati Museum Center

      Hi there,

      Thanks for attending the first two Cincinnati Mini Maker Faires and for giving us your feedback. Maker Faire was originally run by volunteers, but as you can imagine, it’s a huge job, so they asked Cincinnati Museum Center if we would take it over. We wanted Maker Faire to continue, so of course we agreed! This year we moved the Makers into our three museums, which require admission, to accommodate even more Makers and add to the overall Maker Faire experience. No ticket is required to enjoy the Maker Faire activities outside in our parking lots or shop the Mini Maker Market in the Rotunda. Additionally, all of Maker Faire is free for Museum Center Members, so if you’ve ever considered buying a Membership, this weekend would be a great time. Whatever you decide, we hope you’ll consider giving Maker Faire another chance this year. Thanks again for your feedback!

  3. So how did your master plan work (charging admission)?
    Was attendance up or down?
    Did the participating vendors see an increase or decrease in revenue?
    I saw a much smaller crowd than last year.

    • Cincinnati Museum Center

      Thanks for asking! Attendance was great this year – about the same as last year. The space that we used for Maker Faire last year is currently occupied by two special exhibits, “Treasures of Our Military Past” and “Science of Sports,” so it was not available for Maker Faire this year. So we moved the Makers into our three museums, which require admission (except for Members, who get in free) so we could accommodate even more Makers. But there were still some parts of Maker Faire that people could enjoy for free: the activities in our parking lots and the Mini Maker Market in our Rotunda. We’ll be sending out a survey to Maker Faire attendees soon so we can plan for an even better event next year!

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