Poughkeepsie Maker Faire Accepting Applications

The first annual Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15, on the campus of Poughkeepsie Day School in Poughkeepsie.

Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, a platform for people to show what they are making and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. It’s all about the DIY movement. The World Maker Faire in New York has grown over the years to include 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. The Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire will be the first of its kind in the Hudson Valley.

Featuring both established and emerging makers from the mid-Hudson Valley and beyond, the Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire will feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations. Applications to be a maker at the faire are being accepted now through Oct. 15. Visit makerfairepoughkeepsie.com.

The Poughkeepsie Mini Maker Faire is being presented by Poughkeepsie Day School in association with Arts Mid-Hudson, Vassar College and Squidwrench.

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