Nashville Maker Faire returns to The Wondr’y

The 1st annual Maker Faire Cosplay and Prop Contest is Saturday October 6th at 3pm.

This year’s Nashville Mini Maker Faire will be hosted at Vanderbilt University’s The Wondr’y and Engineering and Sciences building and the surrounding campus October 6 and 7. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Nashville Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, cosplayers and commercial exhibitors. Anyone can come to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

The Sixth Annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday October 6, 2018 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. This will be their second year with a two-day event. Join in for a full weekend of making and learning. The Faire will be hosting their 1st annual Cosplay and Prop Contest on Saturday October 6th at 3pm. The Cosplay / Prop sign-up will be posted on the website; register online or in person by 6pm on Friday October 5th.

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. They call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Come glimpse the future and get inspired!

The Faire will be held on the campus of Vanderbilt University, in and around the Engineering Sciences Building, and specifically in The Wondr’y, Vanderbilt’s epicenter for cross disciplinary collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The Address of the Wondr’y is 2414 Highland Avenue, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37212. Parking (free) is available in the 25th Avenue Parking Garage.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. 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. In 2017, over 190 independently-produced “Mini Maker Faires” plus over 30 larger-scale Featured Maker Faires took place around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Shenzhen, Taipei, Seoul, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Detroit, San Diego, Milwaukee, and Kansas City.

Nashville Mini Maker Faire is put on by Make Nashville and Vanderbilt Staff, affectionately known as the Greatest Show (and Tell) in Middle Tennessee — a family-friendly festival to celebrate the maker movement and all of the inventions, creativity, and amazing creations that entails.

Make Nashville runs Music City’s first all-ages nonprofit Makerspace and Maker Faire for Makers, Crafters, Creatives, Inventors,Prototypers, Learners, Woodworkers, Welders, Artists, Musicians, Tailors, Cosplayers, Roboticists, Electronics, etc. They are a nonprofit focused on transforming communities and lives by putting tools in people’s hands, teaching them how to use them, supporting them as they grow their craft, become entrepreneurs, and teach others to do the same. Make Nashville is located at 947 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206. Phone: 615.450.6253 (MAKE). Email: