The Shasta County Mini Maker Faire, hosted by Turtle Bay, is a chance for our North State California counties to celebrate its local makers. It is a family-friendly event that celebrates the creativity of individuals, students, educators, innovators, and businesses in the community. Mini Maker Faire allows creators to showcase their work to the community, while the public comes to enjoy interactive experiences, connect with like-minded people, and be inspired. Maker Faire supports passionate innovation, collaboration, and hands-on doing as a way of experiencing the world.
Makers are parents, students, teachers, crafters, artists, tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, scientists, engineers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. We are of all ages and all backgrounds. We all share a love for innovation, creativity and inspiring others to make something—anything! We share a passion for the Maker process.
“Making is a way of creative expression. The sort of thing that happens when science, art, technology and design are combined. It has also been referred to as tinkering, crafting, building and many other cool sounding verbs. Making embraces a broad area of interests and skills; in fact, maker projects commonly combine several of each … Making requires learning how to use and control both tools and materials. Makers use old as well as new tools (i.e. 3D printers, laser cutters) to bring their ideas into the physical world. Advances in technology have allowed the making of physical things to be easier than ever before…. Makers are also found throughout history. I would consider Thomas Edison, Alexander Bell, Tim Berners, Alan Turing, Henry Ford, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Orville and Wilbur Wright all makers.” Paul Hill
To inspire wonder, exploration, and appreciation of our world.
We envision Turtle Bay Exploration Park as a vibrant gathering place where our community is strengthened through education, cultural engagement and economic growth.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
Highlights of the 2016 Faire
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.