The Call for Makers is now officially open for this year’s Maker Faire Rochester. This year’s faire will be taking place on Friday, November 16th & Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, so save the date!


Now that we’re a featured faire and a two-day event, you can apply to be a Maker on our Friday Student STEAM Fest, Saturday at the Maker Faire, or for both days. As a heads up, we will be accepting makers for both days on a rolling basis, and the individual days in batches. This will hopefully make mapping easier so makers who attend both days don’t have to move their booths.


The Student STEAM Fest will be a sneak preview for students in 3rd through 8th grade. The day will run from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. We do encourage makers to have hands-on activities or demos to show the attending students. To keep all activities accessible to all students, we will not be allowing any sales on this day. However, commercial makers that attend the Friday Student STEAM Fest to provide demonstrations and/or free hands-on activities for students will be eligible for a discount on Saturday’s Commercial Maker fee.


We hope to have load-in for the Student STEAM day take place on Thursday night and Friday morning (we’re still working out the final details). Load in for Saturday should be the same as previous years.


The call for makers can be found at:


If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


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