Maker Faire Austin’s mission is to create a community celebration of hands-on learning, sharing and discovery. A DIY county fair for robots AND quilts. We also want to inspire more people to make things! Listed below is our categories, fees, and booth types.
Show & Tell
Individual and Groups of Makers
Makers and Maker Spaces participating purely by sharing their project or knowledge and inspiring others to make ARE NOT asked to pay an exhibit fee. Maker Faire Austin provides these Makers with exhibit space, tables, chairs, power, etc., at no cost to the Maker. So apply now! There may be some fees for additional space or services, and these are either described in the application process, listed below, or handled on a case by case basis. Like renting a lift to put up a giant fire breathing robot, for example.
Show and Tell
Student Makers can show small projects free of charge in a group area without committing to a full size booth. There is more information in the application so apply now!
We ask individuals and companies that would like to sell or market products or services to pay an exhibit fee. The Fee is based on the size and type of your organization, and your marketing intentions, and helps sustain the event. Categories are listed further down the page. See Below.
If you want to do more than just exhibit and support even more makers, become a partner or sponsor of the event. See our Sponsorship Page!
With food we are governed by our venue and contracts they have with outside vendors. It doesn’t mean don’t apply. Just know there may be rules and fees that apply to do this.
After certain deadlines our cost charged by the venue go up. Additional fees are charged for power ordered after April 15th, and extra tables, chairs, and other items ordered after April 20th. These fees apply to all exhibitors. We want our show and tell makers to know we are still paying for a portion of the cost. You will be invoiced via paypal and need to pay prior to receiving services. So go and apply now!
Standard Electricity: (8, 12, & 20 amp) after April 15th, $50 per circuit, After May 1st $120 per circuit.
Tables and Chairs: (cost per extra) after April 20th $5 each, After May 1st $10 each.
Sampling Food: Before 4/10/2019 $45
Market or Sell
An exhibit fee applies to Makers or organizations with marketing or sales intentions, such as the following:
Exhibit fees by Maker Type
Exhibit space is available in 10 x 10 blocks and include:
If you are unsure if you are a commercial maker or have a highly interactive commercial exhibit, please continue to fill out the application as “Unsure” and give us as much detail about it as you can.
Accessible to all
Thank you to all those commercial makers and Sponsors. Paying these fees helps us sustain the ONLY event in Austin where Non-Commercial individuals and groups can show off what they make to the community free of charge.
We do not want an exhibit fee to prohibit Makers from participating in Maker Faire Austin. On occasion we are moved by certain Maker projects and will work on a case by case basis to find the appropriate exhibit fee to help bring your project to Maker Faire.