About The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire

The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire celebrates curious minds and new discoveries. Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (& Tell) On Earth – part science fair, part county fair and part something new. This family-friendly showcase of invention and creativity brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, students and commercial vendors. Makers come to our Faire to show their creations and share their learnings.

The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire is hosted by Heartland Foundation. Heartland Foundation’s (e2) education emPowers teams is concentrating on meeting a regional need – that of encouraging and increasing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) efforts.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.