The first annual Omaha Mini Maker Faire opens on September 13, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM at Omaha Children’s Museum 500 S 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102.

Producers are  calling for entries from makers, artisans, tinkerers, craftsmen, inventors, performers, hackers and do-it-yourselfers.  Makers are invited to strut their stuff in front of thousands of attendees at this one-day extravaganza of making.  Any groups or individuals interested in participating can find out more and apply by August 22 with the “Makers Apply Here” link on the right side of this page.

Omaha Mini Maker Faire encourages interactive exhibits that highlight the process of making things.  This unique, family-friendly event draws makers from all over the Metro and surrounding area to celebrate their fascinating and exciting creativity.

Omaha Mini Maker Faire is looking for a wide variety of eclectic, diverse and out-of-the-box ideas that highlight the tinkerer spirit.  Exhibits and displays can range from the categories above plus anything imaginable from biotech to puppets, baking to brewing, school projects to innovative corporate projects, dancing to quilting, kites to unique tools or machines.

The event is organized around theme “villages”. of common interest.  Although the final village organization will be dependent upon applicants, some possible ideas include:

  • Tinker Town – Hand made, remade, repaired or repurposed stuff
  • Performance Park – Entertainment – leave ‘em laughing, leave ‘em crying, leave ‘em puzzled
  • Self-Sufficient Homestead – Home and self-sufficiency arts
  • Tech Territory – High tech doings
  • Artisan Atrium – Making fine crafts and arts
  • Culinary Corners – Making things to eat and drink
  • Idea Village – Information, Discussion, Fun, Knowledge, Learning

Show us what you can create!  Click on the “Makers Apply Here” link on the right side of this page and tell us what you are dreaming.  We will hold scheduled “Show and Tell” nights to talk with us about your projects.  After we get to know you and all the folks who are interested, we will let you know if you are in!

Omaha Mini Maker Faire is an offshoot of the Maker Faire ( created in the San Francisco Bay area, which draws over 100,000 annually from all around the world for “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth!”

To follow the planning and progress of the Faire and also learn more about the growing Maker Movement and community resources for Makers, return here often.