Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities.
The family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns Nov. 5-6, 2022 where people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 10th 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 250 exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, cosplay makers and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.
Maker Faire Orlando
- Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both days)
- Central Florida Fairgrounds (4603 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808)
- FREE on-site parking
- A variety of food choices are available for purchase.
- For more information and tickets visit www.makerfaireorlando.com
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- Pre-event, online tickets start at $15 for youth and students and $20 for adults.
- Tickets are available at the gate: $20 for youth and students and $25 for adults
- Children under age three are FREE.
- First responders, active military and Veterans receive free admission to Maker Faire Orlando with identification.
- Employees of schools, colleges, universities, homeschool educators and libraries also receive free admission to Maker Faire Orlando with identification.
Exhibits & Hands-on Workshops
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. Experience hands-on learning by people who make, play, tinker and hack to include robotics, cosplay, STEM & STEAM, crafts, science, electronics, tools and crazy things you’ve never seen!
Robot Ruckus is included with Maker Faire Orlando tickets. See your favorite robot builders having fun destroying each other’s toys with several local teams from the BattleBots show on the Discovery Channel and Discovery+, as well as local robots ranging in size from one to 250 pounds. For more information visit robotruckus.org.
Power Racing is a fun-filled racing experience where makers construct their own machines to go racing. Racers can spend up to $500 on a racer that looks like a children’s ride or toy.
Award-winning Cosplay Makers
Interact and observe cosplay makers in their element and working on their craft including MegaCon winners Fred & Elle Designs with their Making Foam Props and Armor exhibit and Orlandoian Allison Chase with her Puppeted Catbus and the Guardian from Zelda Breath of the wild.
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 as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of independently-produced events. Maker Faire Orlando is independently organized and operated under license from Make: Community, LLC. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
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