Maker Faire Bay Area

October 18-20, 2024

Mare Island Naval Shipyard

Call for Makers

Whether demonstrating a new invention, sharing DIY techniques, or simply connecting with like-minded individuals, exhibiting at Maker Faire Bay Area can elevate visibility, foster connections, and contribute to the vibrant culture of creativity and exploration that defines the maker movement. We encourage all makers from startups and science clubs to inventors and artists to apply. 

We particularly love exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making.

We're on the Lookout for...

Emerging Tech

Latest in robotics, 3D printing , and DIY technology.

Mobile Makers

Mutant carts, art cars, cycles, robots on the move.

Over the Top

Fire, LED art, larger than life, anything that creates awe.

And these too...

Exhibits & Hands-on Activities

DIY projects, robots, inventions, and creations from electronics and tech, to crafts, woodworking, anything you can imagine!

Fashion & Wearable Tech

Technology is a force in the world of fashion. From smart fabrics and wearable devices to robotic couture and companion bots.

Things that Fly, Drive, & Go

RC mobiles, puppets, cosplay costumes, roving robots, and more. Exhibit and participate in the daily Maker Faire parade!

Art, Sculpture, & Design

Mare Island Naval Shipyard is a stunning canvas for sculptures, kinetic art, light installations, and other visually striking pieces.

Young Maker Projects

Young Makers are welcome and  encouraged to apply for a Friday Field Trip exhibit and inspire other young makers to make.

Hand Made Goods & Products

Jewelry, artisanal goods, pottery, screen prints, craft food, and any other handmade or small batch goods.

Entertainers & Bands

Performers, circus arts, and marching bands help us jazz up the atmosphere. Stage and mobile acts welcome.

Traditional Trades & Skills

Traditional and industrial demos or exhibits such as woodworking, metalworking, welding, forging, and other timeless trades.

Participate as a...

Exhibitor

Put your project, product, or creation on display. Space size vary based on needs and interactivity and venue availability.

Performer

Share your music, magic, and any other talents on stage. We are also looking for marching bands for our daily mobile maker parade.

Presenter

Talks and demos on ideas, projects and skills. Bring in thought leaders and share thoughts and expertise through panel discussions.

Facilitator

Be a hands-on leader run a workshop, hands-on activity, or field trip activation for students on Friday's Field Trip Day.

Show Hours & Important Dates

Friday

October 18

Saturday

October 19

Sunday

October 20

Applications Open

April 1 - July 30, 2024
Do you have an amazing project that you’d like to share at Maker Faire Bay Area at Mare Island in October? Space is LIMITED do not delay, apply today.

Applications Close

July 31, 2024
Applications received after this time will be reviewed based on availability. Projects do not need to be completed at the time of application submission.

Acceptance

August 16, 2024
Applications received by July 31, 2024 will receive notification of their exhibit status by August 16th, 2024. Late applicants will receive updates in a timely manner.

There is no fee for individuals or community groups to exhibit at Maker Faire. There is a fee for individuals, small companies and startups looking to sell or promote products or services. Established companies and those looking to advertise are encouraged to participate as Sponsors.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Sponsors

Supporting makers encourages creativity, inspires young makers, and stimulates the economy and future of innovation.

Patrons

Your patronage underwrites Maker exhibits bringing the next generation of makers to our Field Trip Day at Maker Faire.

Stewards

Volunteering at Maker Faire Bay Area is a win win! Give back to your local community AND earn a free ticket to the event.

Get in Touch

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!