Mini Maker Faire coming to GR Public Museum

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum this summer.

Visitors to the faire, billed as “part science fair, part country fair and part something entirely new,” will get a close-up look at the creations of West Michigan inventors and innovators, according to a release from the museum.

The release says the event is modeled after a larger event in San Mateo, Calif. The Maker Faire Bay Area typically sees more than 130,000 visitors, according to Mini Maker organizers.

The Grand Rapids faire — organized by the public museum, GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College and Genesis, Inc. — is expected to be more “community-focused,” with only about 100 “makers.”

The Mini Maker Faire will be held Aug. 30 and 31 at the museum.

People wishing to participate as makers can apply online. Applications are due Aug. 1.


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