Call For Makers!!

We want you!! Read some information here about how to show off as a maker, group of makers, or student maker at the Faire!

To help more people make the faire, we are only doing one day! Saturday May 4th with set up on Friday May 3rd.

Non-commercial makers still show off for free. If you have questions about the cost to participate,

See our Fees Page


Maker Faire Austin showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. Use the buttons below to sign up as an exhibitor, presenter, workshop, cosplayer, power tool drag racer and more! Also it is free to apply, and in most cases free to exhibit.
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Faire Date: Saturday May 4th, 2019 10am to 6pm

Location: The Palmer Events Center

Application Schedule

You will be notified as soon as your application is approved!

Additional notifications will start going out about 2 weeks from when you submit your application.

It is important to get your application in early. Space is limited and we want you to have plenty of time to plan.

Late Entries: We will continue to accept entries after the deadlines as long as we have space. Due to deadlines with our venue Extra Fees may apply.

To Apply:
Select an application from the boxes below that best fits your participation in Maker Faire Austin. There is more information about each category below. You will also need a good photo. (see here for info on photos Bottom of The Page)

Maker Exhibit, Performance, Presentation, Workshop, or Student Maker

Exhibit: An exhibit space to show-off your project(s), share how you made them, and inspire people to make (includes Individuals, Groups, Schools, Non-Profits and Commercial Makers (see Exhibit Fees page.) There are great opportunities to sponsor and partner with Maker Faire Austin at our Sponsors Page.

Performance: A scheduled performance, usually on a stage. Set lengths vary.

Presentation: A scheduled 12, 25 or 45 minute presentation, usually on a stage.

Workshop: A scheduled hands on class or demonstration, usually held in our workshop area.

Power Tool Drag Race

Sign up here if you have interest in building and racing a Power Tool Drag Racer at the Faire. We will take your contact info and get in touch.

Fashion Show

Sign up here if you have interest in participation in a fashion show at the Faire. We will take your contact info and get in touch.

We particularly encourage exhibits that are innovative, interactive, and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

    • Robotics
    • Cosplay and Costumes
    • Homegrown Drones
    • Design and Fabrication (both digital and analog)
    • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry Projects
    • Virtual and Augmented Reality
    • Interactive, Kinetic Art Projects (tabletop to large-scale)
    • Craft (all kinds)
    • E-Textiles and Wearables
    • Shelters (tiny homes, tents, domes, etc.)
    • Sustainability & Green Tech
    • Innovative Food Makers (not concessionaires)
    • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
    • Electric and Alternative-Energy Vehicles
    • Puppets, Kites, Toys and Other Whimsical Creations
    • Music Performances and Participation
    • Unusual Tools or Machines
    • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (vacuums, clocks, washing machines, etc.)

Entry Form Photo Information

When applying, you are required to provide a project (or presentation) photo and a bio photo. Please have these ready before you start your application. Image file must be at least 500px wide or larger and you must have rights to the image used.


For Projects: Generally, landscape images work best (~3 times wider than the height (1260×500). Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg. Maximum file size is 8Mb.
This image will be the public imaged used relating to your exhibit or presentation content.

The photo should be descriptive and informative about your exhibit or presentation.
Logos and low-res photos do not work well.


For Bios: Generally a square format image (500×500 min) work best. Shoulders to top of the head with an uncomplicated background. Your best selfie ever!!


Additional Information: It is handy to have any website or social media information ready to go.