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, in a virtual format, 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.