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Welcome to The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire Website

We’ve got our Makers!

You can click on Things To See and Do above and learn about our line-up of tinkerers, inventors, craftfolks, and hobbyists.

We’ve got a pretty full line-up of Makers. However, if you missed the deadline and want to apply, click here. We’ll see if we can still find a good spot for you to show and tell.

Now, all we need is YOU.

Yes, you! Visitors, guests, curiosity seekers, supportive parents and grandparents, teachers, and …. Well, you get the picture. If you’re not a Maker and presenting, then we want you to come join us.

Buy your tickets in advance, and it’ll only cost you 5 bucks or 17 bucks for a family (of four) pass. Just click on Attend above, and you can buy your tickets right now!

Buy your tickets at the door, and it’ll cost you a wee bit more. Either way, it’s a bargain for a full day of fun on the first Saturday in March. 




This is the first year of The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire, located in St. Joseph, Missouri. Our faire will launch on March 3, 2018, at the Restoration Natatorium on North Second and Francis streets. Faire hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Until now, you had to travel to Kansas City, Springfield, Omaha or Des Moines to visit a Maker Faire. Now, a faire is in your own backyard.

We join a growing network of Mini-Maker Faires that are selectively chosen to bring this exciting engagement to their local communities.

Maker Faire creates conversations with Makers about their discoveries. With a show-and-tell format for people of all ages, this interactive event brings out the “kid” in all of us. Our regional outreach is to makers, vendors, sponsors and visitors of Northwest Missouri. Our goal is to offer an exciting, educational and entertaining experience.

We invite you to be a part of our faire.


The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire and Restoration Natatorium request that no weapons be brought into the building while the Faire is operating.

What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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