Call For Makers!! - Closed. See you at the faire!!

We still have space in the Hall. If you are a non-commercial Maker our deadline for electricity has passed. You can still show off what you make, we will just ask that you pitch in a bit for the higher electricity costs the venue charges us.

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, hackathon participant, power tool drag racer and more! It is free to apply, and in most cases free to exhibit.
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Faire Date: Saturday & Sunday May 5th & 6th 2018

Location: The Palmer Events Center

Application Schedule

Round 1 closes March 30th, 2018 Midnight

Late entry starts April 15th, 2018 Midnight

Hackathon closes March 30th, 2018 Midnight


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

Applications will still be accepted after Round 1 closes. Priority for placement, parking passes and helper passes will be given to applications received by March 30th. Fees may apply for applications received after March 30th.

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 Bottom of The Page)

Maker Exhibit, Performance, Presentation, Workshop

Exhibit: An all weekend exhibit 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 one time scheduled hands on class or demonstration, usually held in our workshop area. (If you want to do multiple classes or demonstrations sign up as an exhibit.)


Sign up here to participate in the Disaster Relief Hackathon being held during the Faire: May 4th, 5th, and 6th. More information can be found at the Hackathon Page.

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.

Remake Runway

Use this button to compete in the Remake Runway Day long sewing/crafting competition at the Faire. Contestants start in the morning at the faire and then show what they create that afternoon on the fashion show stage. Prizes will be awarded!!

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!!