Get a glimpse of where our Mini Maker Faire is happening on Fredonia campus

Our small team of organizers and producers is working feverishly to prepare for the first Fredonia Mini Maker Faire on the campus of The State University of New York at Fredonia on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

We want to take a moment to share with you some images of the buildings on campus where the bulk of Maker Faire activities, displays and demonstrations will take place.

The event is happening in two spaces – the new, state-of-the-art, award-winning Science Center as well as the Williams Center – with a bevy of food trucks parked in between the two buildings. Additionally, we will have Makers, displays, demonstrations and performers scattered between the buildings and on the lawns and common areas around the heart of the beautiful campus.

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The new Science Center is as impressive on the inside as it is on the outside. The TeaRex Cafe is a popular spot to pause for a bubble tea and other refreshments.



The Williams Center will host a variety of Makers and make-and-take activities as well. There is a Tim  Hortons in the building where attendees can purchase food and drinks.


In addition to the food trucks onsite, there is also a newly refurbished Starbucks at Cranston Hall.

There is ample free parking on campus on Ring Road and in various lots scattered across campus.



Manual, agreement sent to Makers

The Fredonia Mini Maker Faire’s MAKER MANUAL and MAKER AGREEMENT were sent out this week.

We apologize for the delay in sending them; we had to resolve some technical issues that hindered submission.

If you did not receive them please download them here or e-mail us at

We appreciate your patience as we prepare for the Oct. 22 main event!

Maker Meetup set Aug. 17 at Science Center on campus of Fredonia

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Check out the new Science Center on the campus of Fredonia, the State University of New York, on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at a Fredonia Mini Maker Faire social gathering and Maker Meetup from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
FREDONIA – Learn more about the upcoming Fredonia Mini Maker Faire at a Maker Meetup social hour Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the atrium of the new Science Center on the campus of Fredonia, the State University of New York. There is ample nearby parking and a few entrances to access the facility.

Join a community of creative people organizing the first Maker Faire in the region and find out where you can fit in. Makers (STEM enthusiasts, artists, inventors, creators, tinkerers, performers and beyond) are invited to bring examples of their creations and projects. The public is invited to learn more about the Maker Movement in anticipation of the free, family-friendly main event slated Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Fredonia State campus.

The Fredonia Mini Maker Faire is a collaborative effort of Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES, Fredonia, and MAKE magazine with the support of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, Lumsden & McCormick LLP of Buffalo and other generous sponsors.

Described as a “circus of creativity” and “the world’s greatest show-and-tell,” there has never been anything quite like a Maker Faire in Chautauqua County.

Deadline for applying to be a featured Maker is Aug. 22.  E-mail for more information.


Join our Circus of Creativity


Come one, come all to join our Circus of Creativity ahead of the inaugural Fredonia Mini Maker Faire in October. Our community of Makers in Chautauqua County is growing by the day and we want you to be part of the Maker Movement in Western New York.

Join us for an informative social gathering on Tuesday, July 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES LoGuidice Educational Center, 9520 Fredonia-Stockton Road, Fredonia.

The Maker Meetups are free and no-obligation. We will have an APPLICATION STATION set up for those who haven’t applied or are having trouble applying to our CALL FOR MAKERS on this website.

Our last Maker Meetup was a few weeks ago in June and we had a blast piloting Maker Jess Ellen Boice’s abstract watercolor cards. Some other makers showed off their metalwork, their sewn creations and even played a video game designed by an elementary-school-aged Maker.

It is our hope that aspiring Makers will find our gatherings inspirational and discover within themselves the potential to pursue their passions with the encouragement of established Makers.

What do you like to do? What do you want to make? Who do you want to be? The Fredonia Mini Maker Faire  can help you find a way to make it happen!




What is a Maker Faire?

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A Maker Faire brings together people who love to create and show what they have made. The Fredonia Maker Faire is an opportunity to meet other makers, create, learn, discover and play.

What is a Maker?

Makers come in all ages, sizes, skills and abilities. Makers are techies, crafters, artists, musicians, tinkerers, inventors, homesteaders and more. Makers sew their own clothes, brew their own beer, bake their own bread, and write their own code; they make movies, music and more. They weld, they sew, and they build with Legos.

Call for Makers

See the application on the righthand side of this site. The Fredonia Maker Faire will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 on the Fredonia State campus.