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We’ve got a “NEW LOOK”- check out our new website: http://theozarks.makerfaire.com/

We are still in the process of imputing all the specific information needed, so keep checking back as we evolve and roll out the information about all the amazing makers we will be showcasing.  Until then, MAKE ON…!


Thank you to everyone who made 2016 a STEAMified success! We’re looking forward to next year, hope you are too!

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The White River Conference Center on Sunshine Street.


The “Call for MAKERS” is NOW open! Come STRUT Your stuff!

Do YOU have  a unique set of skills and the heart of a teacher to share your love of what you do? JOIN us for an amazing day of Showing, Telling & Making!



HOT OFF THE PRESSES- We finally got it scheduled: YOU ARE INVITED

To The Ozarks Mini Maker Faire’s Townhall Celebration for the OPENING of our “Call for MAKERS“.  Don’t miss this wonderful time of reflecting on our incredible work last year and how we’re ramping up for The Greatest Sharing, Creating, & Making Event to fuel YOUR creativity and imagination.

THIS WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the efactory (405 N. Jefferson) in the Brewer Science Perch.  Our Mayor Pro-Tem Ken McClure will be speaking at 5:30pm about the importance of the Maker Movement and how it is affecting The Ozarks. Some of our ingenious MAKERS will be bringing some of their creativity for show & tell.  YOU DON’T WANT TO BE LEFT IN THE DUST, SO COME ON DOWN FOR AN ENENING OF SIMPLY ENJOYING THE ACT OF CREATING & INVENTING.maker faire logo jpeg

…meet us at the corner of Create & Innovate!


ARE YOU READY FOR the NEXT Ozarks Mini Maker Faire–September 9-10,2016?

Here’s a video recap of 2015…  The Inaugural Ozarks Mini Maker Faire


The 2016 Ozarks Mini Maker Faire– Can you feel the excitement? If you missed the 2015 event– We’re SORRY!!  YOU missed an exciting time of making, creating, and doing!  SO SET YOUR CALENDARDS AND LET’S GET THE GREATEST- SHOW—TELL–& MAKE on the Books!

ANNOUNCING: THE OZARKS MINI MAKER FAIRE will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10a.m.- 5p.m. at the Springfield Expo Center.  It will be a family friendly event with all sorts of hands-on activities for makers of all ages.  There is also a MAKER Celebration Fundraising GALA (to support the event) the evening before (September 9th) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with Food/Drink Makers serving up yummy creations.  Check out the GALA tab for more information.

Makers We are allWhat is a Maker: Simply it’s someone who makes something, whether it’s someone in their garage or shop with a 3D printer, CNC machine, designing robots, creating software, or artisans.

What is a Maker Faire:  This event will be part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new.  It is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “creative souls” will come to showcase what they have made and to share what they have learned. It is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker, and connect with people and projects in their local community.

So mark your calendars and invite all your friends to attend this exciting day of exploring, learning and making new things.

This event will be entertaining, educational, and inspiring!


  1. Hello,
    One of your representatives gave us a flier for this event. We have two kids, 15 and 16 who were playing fiddle and guitar at the Springfield Market last weekend. They play traditional Ozarks fiddle tunes. They are performing at MSU on the 10th but don’t have to be there until 1:00, so if you would like them to perform, I think your location would be perfect for them to play early. Let me know if this interests you and I can send a video if necessary.

    Thanks, Wendy Wright. 417-631-2442


    • Yes, it works out perfectly.
      Just please get on the website, click the button “Makers/Speakers Apply Here”, complete as much of the form as necessary (if you MUST complete a section just type xxxxx- sometimes the application won’t let you go on without a field completed).
      This is important so everyone is getting all the information. We don’t want anyone to miss out on important information.
      THANK YOU Wendy for sharing your wonderfully talented children for our listening pleasure!


  2. Does it cost to go Sat.?


  3. Kerry Joe Miller

    When is next years event?


    • Kerry, we’re still working on that, but should have a date in the next week! We’ve had trouble finding a venue on the day we need it to happen.
      Sorry, for any inconvenience. I assure you we are eager to get this nailed down.


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