What is Maker Faire?

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 hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Maker Faire Lake County


The Maker Faire is a celebration of the innovative spirit within Lake County. The goal is to bring as many Lake County makers together as possible  to celebrate the multifaceted fields of making and celebrate the unique makers in our region as well as highlight CLC’s home for makers, the Baxter Innovation Lab.


Become a part of the Maker Movement! The College of Lake County will welcome makers – tech enthusiasts, inventors, crafters, educators, students, tinkerers and hobbyists of all ages – to exhibit their work and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community.


Follow the development of Maker Faire Lake County on Twitter @clcillinois, Instagram @clcengineering, as well as on its Facebook fan page.


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 both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.