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Gear Up to Attend the Maker Faire! #MFO16

| October 10, 2016 | 7 Comments

Love putting things together or have a creative spirit? If this sounds like you or someone you know, you should get geared up and attend the Maker Faire! It takes place on October 15-16, 2016 at the Aberdeen Pavilion on Exhibition Way from 10 am to 5 pm.


Maker Faire Robot


Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Part science fair, part county fair, the Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness while celebrating the Maker Movement. The goal of this event is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.


Maker Faire Crowd


There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Maker Faire. Makers range from these areas of expertise:

• Tech enthusiasts
• Crafters
• Homesteaders
• Scientists
• Garage tinkerers

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100 makers and 145,000 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, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), Shenzhen and now Ottawa 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.


Maker Faire Tower


For more information or to purchase tickets for the Maker Faire, you can visit their website, or you can connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, using the hash tag #MFO16!


A Maker Faire Giveaway!

We’re running a flash giveaway on the Ottawa Mommy Club Facebook page for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to win a family pack of four (4) passes to this year’s Maker Faire! Click here to go to the Ottawa Mommy Club Facebook page to enter today!

Good luck!






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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Sounds like a very good show for inventive people, which I am unfortunately not.

  2. kathy downey says:

    I would love to attend an event like this

  3. Kelly D says:

    Sounds like a great event!

  4. kathy downey says:

    Wow,what an event

  5. sarah alexis says:

    I’ve never heard of the Maker Faire before – sounds like such a fun and creative place to be!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Sounds interesting! I wish we were closer to check it out!

  7. loriag says:

    Part science and county fair, you have me interested. Wish I wasn’t so far away.

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