Madison, WI – The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth is coming to Madison! The first-ever Madison Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10am – 5pm at Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center and on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A fantastic showcase of over 75 makers and presenters will be sharing their talents at the event. See the list of makers here! Also enjoy performances at two stages located throughout the event, including an outdoor pedal powered stage which will feature music making at its finest from the UW Madison Electronic Music Club, The Sigourney Weavers, Black Star Drum Line, The Fauxtons, Mascot Theory, and Lucas Cates. A special explosive, musical show by national Maker Faire performers Eepy Bird, a.k.a. the Coke & Mentos Guys, will take place on the rooftop at 2pm. Workshops, aerialist performances and other fun activities will take place throughout the day.

Patrons can enjoy the free Maker Faire area (no ticket required) on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., adjacent to the Saturday farmers market. Then, purchase tickets to the main event on Eventbrite or at the door, $10 adults, $5 kids 5-11. Ages 5 and under are free.

Maker Faire is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. “Make, create, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.” Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The Madison Mini Maker Faire is proudly sponsored by Zendesk, Tormach, Make Magazine, Glassroots, Wisconsin Public Radio, Arts Wisconsin, Madison Arts Commission with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, The Evjue Foundation, Design Concepts, Isthmus Publishing and Overture Center. For information on sponsorship, visit Follow Madison Mini Maker Faire on Twitter @MakerFaireMdsn and on Facebook/makerfairemadison. Madison Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

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