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ScienceWorks seeks Mini Maker Faire entrants

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is calling all inventors, movers, thinkers and producers to its third annual Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire (RVMMF), which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

The museum is accepting applications until Friday, Aug. 17 for any groups or individuals interested in sharing their projects, performances or activity with the community of curious and do-it-yourselfers. Applications can be found at roguevalleymakerfaire.org/call-for-makers. Applications are encouraged from such groups as hobbyist clubs, schools, commercial makers, startups and crafters.

“Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do,” the ScienceWorks website said. “From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these ‘makers’ to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.”

Booth fee is $100 for companies selling or promoting products and free for exhibitors not selling or promoting.

Maker Faires are held all over the world. The first was in San Mateo, California in 2006. This year the San Mateo event drew more than 800 vendors and 90,000 attendees. Now, the faires are hosted in 24 countries and in more than 190 communities, including 33 large-scale Mini Maker Faires in cities such as Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.

Follow ScienceWorks’ Facebook Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire event for updates and more information at facebook.com/events/268867557180973.

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is taking applications now for the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire.{ }