PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Contact: Chris Christenson, Communications Director
Village of Pleasant Prairie
cchristenson@plprairiewi.com
262.925.6745

Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers Extended
Accepting Maker Applications through October 31

Pleasant Prairie, WI – October 14, 2016 – Makers are everywhere; they include crafters, artists, inventors, musicians, engineers, science clubs, culinary folks, tinkerers and more. Organizers of the Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire have extended the Call for Makers through October 31. Makers interested in exhibiting at the Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire on November 26, 2016 between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. will find a simple, online application at www.makerfairepleasantprairie.com. The event will be held in the fieldhouse at Pleasant Prairie RecPlex.

Admission to the Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire on November 26 is free. Non-commercial makers, those not selling the items they make, may exhibit free of charge with an accepted application. Commercial makers, those who wish to sell the products they make while demonstrating, will be charged a $50 fee with an accepted application. Applications may be submitted online at www.makerfairepleasantprairie.com through October 31. If you’re a Maker, and you’re excited to share your love of making with others, we can’t wait to meet you!

The Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire is hosted by the Village of Pleasant Prairie and is a locally organized and operated event under license from Maker Media, Inc. The event is currently seeking sponsors interested in showing support for the local maker community. For sponsorship information, please contact our team at pleasantprairieminimakerfaire@gmail.com.

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1,300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Thirty-two larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 34 other countries around the world.

 

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