Calling All Makers!

We are looking for people like you to bring the cool things you make out to Maker Faire happening October 28 & 29.

Event Date: Saturday/Sunday, October 28 & 29, 2017, 10am to 5pm both days.
Location: Spruce Meadows – Equi-plex

Application Schedule
1st Round: Closes July 31 at 11:59pm MST
2nd Round: Closes August 31 at 11:59pm MST
Late Entries: Applications received after deadline will be considered based on available space.

The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals; groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools; non-profits; commercial makers or crafters; startups; and companies.

Note there is no fee to participate in the Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting a product or service.  If you are a “commercial maker” and want to sell or promote, booth fees are $200, and there are limited spots available. Startups and companies can participate at varying levels (please check out our Become a Sponsor page for more information).


Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 8’x8′ space.  If you need more space for your exhibit or project, please let us know in your application. Use this space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something.

Presentations or Workshops: 25 minute or 40 minute time slots.  These can be demos, stories, how-tos, and group (panel) conversations.

Performances: These can be any stage or mobile performance based concepts that do not require a dedicated space when not performing.

If you have any questions about participating in Maker Faire, please contact us by email:

We look forward to seeing you at Maker Faire Calgary Saturday/Sunday, October 28 & 29, 2017!