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Introducing Our Makers!


From racing power tools to flying in virtual reality, from making crafts to learning to solder, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire will have something for everyone. Art, science, music, fantasy, genius and oddball behavior will collide in this festival of creation!

Check out our list of makers » 


Introducing Our Sponsors!

Our 2014 sponsors are making Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire a reality! Thanks to their dedication to the maker movement, we are able to provide two days of this amazing free event.

The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
TheCarol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation is an independent family foundation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents in our region. They concentrate their efforts and resources in areas about which Carol and Ralph were most passionate: Art and Culture, Community Development, Education, and Human Services. In collaboration with our region’s stakeholders, they help lead the way to a strong and vibrant community across ten counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. For more information visit


Procter & Gamble R&D and Design
P&G’s vision is to be the best consumer products company in the world, with delightful brands, products, and packages which offer superior quality and value to the world’s consumers.  Innovation is the lifeblood of the Company, led by P&G’s R&D and Design organizations who are delighted to co-sponsor this year’s Maker Faire.


Gorilla Glue
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Gorilla Glue Company is a leading manufacturer of adhesive solutions for DIYers, woodworkers and professionals. The company revamped the retail adhesive landscape with its 1999 introduction of the wildly popular Gorilla Glue, a unique, all-purpose adhesive with an amazing ability to bond almost any material including wood, ceramic, stone, metal and more.

On a mission to make products that deliver impressive results, the company has since expanded its offerings to include Gorilla Tape®, Gorilla™ Super Glue Impact-Tough® Formula, Gorilla™ Wood Glue, and Gorilla™ Epoxy, further solidifying the brand’s reputation as the “go-to” product line FOR THE TOUGHEST JOBS ON PLANET EARTH®.

Gorilla brand products are proudly Made Tough in U.S.A.


Connect a Million Minds
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy.

Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow.


Additional Sponsorship provided by The Manufactory
The Manufactory is a member driven public access workshop focused on providing our community with the necessary tools and knowledge to turn their ideas into reality!

From hand tools to CNC to sewing machines and everything in between. If you enjoy woodworking, metalworking, design, prototyping or custom fabrication then The Manufactory is the place for you! Full access to a wide variety of machines and equipment in a comfortable 17,000 sq ft environment will ensure that you have everything at your fingertips to complete even the most advanced projects.

FREE Tickets Now Available!


Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is a free event, but you will need to have a ticket for each day you attend. For your convenience, you can get your free tickets in advance from Cincinnati Museum Center.


Switching Gears…


Now that applications are closed, it’s time to get the word out about Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire! Sign up for email and we’ll let you know as soon as we have posters and other goodies you can plaster about town.

Only 345,600 Seconds Left to Apply!


Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday night! Because of the massive effort involved in coordinating this year’s event, there will be no late entries accepted. If you would like to be a food vendor or a sponsor, please email us.

Show & Tell


Exhibit, teach or sell your creations in Cincinnati’s art deco masterpiece!



There’s Nothing “Mini” About This Faire!


You may be thinking to yourself, “If the Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is such a big deal, why is it called a ‘mini’ maker faire?”

Well, there’s a good reason for that. See, mini maker faires are scaled down versions of the unbelievable full-size maker faires like the original in San Mateo, California, which is happening right now and features over 900 makers! (Check out the San Mateo makers ») Compared to these mega-spectacles, most of the grassroots events like ours seem a bit on the small side. But make no mistake, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire is quite large. Especially for a mini.

So help us make history with our “mini” maker faire by applying for your spot, signing up for volunteer information, or just spreading the word on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

And who knows? We may not be mini for long.



Calling All Makers! Applications Are Open


Be a Part of the Largest Show-and-Tell in Town!

We are now accepting applications from engineers, artists, techies, tinkerers, crafters, performers and educators! Learn more about how you can be a part of Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire and submit your application by June 30.



2014 Event Announcement!


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.




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!








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!



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!



Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.