Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns Nov. 9-10
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 11, 2019) – Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. On Nov. 9 and 10, people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 8th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘Makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000+ attendees and includes 300+ local exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as, green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.
From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Makers showcase hobbies, experiments and projects. Immerse yourself in Maker culture with exhibits, a performance stage, big art and spectacle. Hands-on making and learning by experimental people who make, play, tinker and hack will include robotics, cosplay, STEM & STEAM, craft, science, electronics, tools and crazy things you’ve never seen.
Maker Faire Orlando
Complimentary tickets are available with proper identification for First Responders, Active Military and Veterans; Pre-registered groups from Title I schools; employees of schools, colleges and universities; and homeschool educators.
New for 2019
Robot Ruckus is included with your Maker Faire Orlando ticket. Robot Ruckus is the largest and only live open heavyweight tournament in the United States. Event goers will see some of the amazing machines from the hit TV show BattleBots live and in-person.
The Maker Effect Foundation, producers of Maker Faire Orlando, purchased the heavyweight combat robot arena in 2018 to ensure that combat robot builders of all ages would have a place to learn, build and compete. For more information including rules, a list of BattleBots competitors expected to attend (subject to change) and other info on this exciting event, visit Robot Ruckus at https://robotruckus.org for more information.
Additionally, a VIP fundraising event will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 6 – 8 p.m. Participants will be able to meet and hear from more than a dozen elite combat robot builder teams who have competed on the BattleBots television show. Mingle with BattleBots teams, see robot exhibitions and bid on silent auction items from your favorite robot builder. Only 100 tickets will be sold for this exclusive event. Ticket information can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robot-ruckus-vip-fundraiser-tickets-67943610167.
About Maker Faire Orlando
Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. Maker Faire Orlando is produced by The Maker Effect Foundation and funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. Ticket proceeds benefit The Maker Effect Foundation, a 501(c)(3) educational charity located in Orlando, Fla.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Maker Faire Orlando is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Editor’s Note: Interviews, preview experiences, images and B-roll are available by contacting Laura E. Richeson, APR at 407.616.8108 or [email protected].