Maker Faire’s special preview day, FRIDAY@MakerFaire, is back!

Join us on Friday, May 19, from 1 pm – 5 pm, for the opportunity to get more face-to-face time with Makers ahead of the weekend’s festivities. FRIDAY@MakerFaire is a special, ticketed event for attendees interested in taking advantage of this preview opportunity. This afternoon is perfect for:

  • – School Groups & Educators: Bring your students on a field trip to Maker Faire! Learn more below about these tickets.

  • – Corporate Groups: Think: team building excursions, inspiration field trips, business development recruiting, and more. Email our team to make your group plans.

  • – Industry Innovators
 & Maker Movement Partner: Purchase General Admission tickets here.

  • – Media: Register for media credentials.

FRIDAY@MakerFaire for Schools

Maker Faire gives schools the opportunity to engage with Makers through field trips during FRIDAY@MakerFaire offered at discounted or supplemented pricing.

Ticket Information:

The deadline to purchase School Group tickets is April 28, 2017, 9:00 pm PT.


– Chaperone—$15

– Student—$10

Chaperone Requirement:

We require one (1) adult chaperone per group of up to five (5) students. Chaperones need to be teachers, parents, or school staff/administrators. Please plan accordingly.


To get started, complete this application: Upon review of your application, we will send you an email with a link to buy tickets and further instructions.


Maker Faire is committed to supporting schools that would like to experience the Faire but may not be able to without some assistance. We offer a limited scholarship program that provides different levels of support to schools that need it in order to attend FRIDAY@MakerFaire. If you would like to request assistance with the cost of tickets, please complete this Scholarship Request Form instead of the above application. Please note that Maker Faire does not provide assistance with the cost of traveling to/from the Faire. Questions can be sent to