Thank you, Donors!

Our Indiegogo fundraising campaign closed last night*, and we are overwhelmed by the support of our donors who contributed $3,677 to this event!  Though we didn’t fully reach our $5,000 goal, every dollar we receive is going directly to the production of the Faire and support of the makers and volunteers. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed funds and helped spread the word; we appreciate every bit and hope to see you on August 2nd!

**We still have some sponsorship opportunities available; if interested, please contact for more information.

White House Maker Faire!

Last month the President hosted the first ever White House Maker Faire!  Makers across the country celebrated the  Maker Movement using #NationOfMakers to share projects.

Check out the designs, creations, and inventions that were featured and get inspired to bring your ideas to life!

Find the full story here:

And don’t miss out on the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire coming up on August 2nd at Ford City Mall!  Reserve your FREE ticket now:

Fundraising Campaign Countdown!

We are in the final days of our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo - the campaign ends on Sunday, July 20th.  If you haven’t already, please consider contributing to the event; all of the funds we receive go directly to cover the costs of maker support and event production. And we have some great donor perks!

Thanks to the generous support of 32 individual donors, we already have achieved more than 70% of our fundraising goal for the Faire!  We are grateful to all of those who have donated – this event would not be possible without you.

See you at the Faire!

Registration is now OPEN!

The moment you’ve waited for is finally here…registration for the 2nd Annual Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire is officially OPEN!!

The event is FREE for all attendees and is open to youth and adults of all ages, but registration is required. You can find the registration link here; directions to Ford City Mall and other useful info is on the page as well.

We’ll have also have onsite registration at the Faire, but we highly recommend that you sign up in advance. That way, you can skip the registration line and just check in before you start exploring the Faire right away!

See you soon!

Volunteer With Us!

Meet local makers, experience fun activities, and make a difference by volunteering with us!

We need YOU to help us make the fun, play and magic of Maker Faire happen. We’re looking for an energetic team of volunteers to fulfill a range of roles at the 2nd Annual Southside Chicago Mini Maker Faire on August 2nd.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Maker Greeters
Registration Volunteers

To join our team, contact Let us know about your availability and your area of interest and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.

See you this summer!

Thank You Sponsor!

I want to take the time to recognize our newest FABRICATOR, JUANITA GARCIA! Thank you for supporting the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. Your contribution is invaluable and we greatly appreciate the help of donors like you.

If you want to find out how you too can contribute to our fundraising campaign, visit our Indiegogo page for more information.

2014 Call for Makers is Closed

Thank you to everyone who has responded to this year’s Call for Makers!!  We are now closed for new Maker applications.

If you have a question about an existing application, please contact our Maker Support Team at

If you missed the deadline but still would like to participate, we’d love to have you!

  • To volunteer, contact
  • To attend (registration is FREE!), registration will be live here in the next few days, so check back soon!