Maker Faire 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.

Pueblo Mini Maker Faire 2017:

Event Date: October 27 & 28, 2017
Location: Colorado State Fairgrounds

Application Schedule
1st Round: Closed August 31st at 11:59pm MST
2nd Round: Closed September 15th at 11:59pm MST
3rd Round: Closes September 30th at 11:59pm MST
4th Round: Closes October 16th at 11:59pm MST

Call for entry to the Pueblo Mini Maker Faire

Extended until October 25th 11:59pm MST

Late Entries: Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed based on available space.

To apply:
Select the entry form link above. If you are applying to bring Fire Art please also fill out the Fire Safety Plan. If you wish to bring a Food Truck, please follow the directions on the Food Truck page.
You may fill out more than one entry form. Upon submitting your application, you will be sent a link to your Maker Admin Tool. This tool allows you to edit and manage your entry form(s).

Entry Information

To apply, choose the entry form above.
Immediately after submitting your application, you will be sent an Application Received confirmation email with your Exhibit Name and ID number. If you have not received this email, contact makerfairepueblo@gmail.com.

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

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

    • Fire Art
    • LED and Light Art
    • Art Cars & Mobile Art
    • Box Trucks
    • Drones & RC Toys
    • Student projects
    • Robotics
    • Homegrown Drones
    • Arduino projects
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Space projects
    • Food makers (not concessionaires)
    • Food Trucks
    • Conductive materials projects
    • Kit makers
    • Interactive art projects
    • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
    • Textile Arts and Crafts
    • E-Textiles
    • Home Energy Monitoring
    • Rocket Propulsion
    • Sustainability & Green Tech
    • Ag and Farm Tech
    • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
    • Electronics
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
    • Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
    • Bicycles
    • Large-scale Art
    • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
    • Music Performances and Participation
    • Unusual Tools or Machines
    • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Entry Form Types

Maker Exhibit : Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an all-weekend exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts.

Maker Faire provides Makers that are participating purely by sharing their project and inspiring others to make with exhibit space, tables, chairs, power, entry passes, etc., at no cost to the Maker. Makers with commercial interests or marketing intentions are asked to pay an exhibit fee.

Performance: Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire. Performances are usually on stage and scheduled for approximately 50 minutes. Set lengths vary. Some performances in the past have been roaming and unscheduled, which is welcomed. Please mention scheduling details in your application.

    • If you need a space, away from a stage to perform many times during the weekend, fill out the Maker Exhibit application.
    • If you plan to have a scheduled performance once or twice during the faire, fill out the Performer application.

Presentation: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 10, 20, or 45 minutes, with some time for Q&A. If you are applying on behalf of someone else, you’ll have the opportunity in the Entry Form to enter public-facing presenter information and remain the primary contact.

Exhibitor: Young companies within certain criteria can apply for a Maker Vendor, Start-up Maker or Small Business Maker Booth . Find out more about these exhibitor requirements and fees on our Exhibit Fee page.

Sponsor: Corporate entities and established companies are welcomed as sponsors at Maker Faire. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see our Sponsor page.


Fire & Dangerous Makers

Makers who make with fire or dangerous chemicals, materials or equipment must complete a fire safety plan to comply with State and Local ordinances. At this time we are only able to support Fire Arts using propane with pilot light. All other fire artists who use explosives, black powder or any kind of sparking will need pyrotechnic licensing and insurance to comply with State requirements for pyrotechnic displays, please contact us directly if you wish to participate and have this licensing and insurance. Makers who use open fire or flame must have a 2A10BC rated  and working Fire Extinguisher on hand that has a current service tag. All fire arts and open flame projects are subject to inspection by the local fire department before the event kicks off.


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. The image file should be at least 500px wide or larger and you must have rights to the image used. This image will be the public imaged used relating to your exhibit content. Logos and low-res photos do not work well. For example photos go here.


Other Ways to Participate at Maker Faire

Volunteer / Maker Faire Monkey: Sign up to help on the Volunteer Monkey page.

Food Vendors: Concessionaires who would like to sell non-packaged, ready-to-eat food to attendees at Maker Faire follow a different application process. Do not fill out the entry forms above. If you are interested, email: jane.crayton@colostate.edu


What Happens Next

After receiving the Call for Makers notice and applying, we will send an email confirming that we have received your entry form. If you don’t receive this email, let us know: makerfairepueblo@gmail.com. Acceptances are sent via email approximately 2 months before the show. Once accepted, begin to plan for your participation. We will send regular Maker Newsletter updates in advance of the event.

Aspiring makers are encouraged to follow Pueblo Mini Maker Faire on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you at Maker Faire!