The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire call for makers deadline has been extended.

The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire 2020 Call for Makers is now open until Monday, Feb. 20. Individuals and groups are invited to be makers at the March 7, 2020, Faire located at Restoration Natatorium in St. Joseph.

In its third year, The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire continues to grow and features makers from around the region. The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire is seeking individuals of all ages, groups/clubs, schools, higher education institutions, companies or organizations that would like to show their creations and share their learnings. Exhibits range from glass blowing to virtual reality.

Donna Gibson, The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire producer, said the event encourages makers to feature hands-on learning during their demonstrations.

“The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire is an opportunity for attendees to experience a variety of career fields in STEAM,” Gibson said. “STEAM inspired booths at our past two faires have included building birdhouses, spinning yarn and playing music with man-made lightning.”

Makers are encouraged to exhibit and demonstrate at no charge unless they plan to sell product. The goal of the Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow maker culture and opportunities for DIY and learning for the Northwest Missouri region. The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire participants can inspire creativity and create public awareness to their programs.

For more information or to apply to become a maker, please visit

Founded in 2006, Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. People of all ages and backgrounds gather to show what they create and share their learnings. With more than 200 Maker Faires happening around the world and Make: magazine as its flagship publication, the Maker Movement is a transforming force in innovation, culture and education.

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