ONE OF THE BIGGEST
IN THE WORLD !! Right near us ! Hartford is close to the happenings.
55,000 visitors in the 2 days , Too many exhibits to see,
650 exhibits last year. Makers from all over the world come to this one.
Seminars, and freebies from every major vendor and hackerspace.
Even MakeHartfords.com 's own members exhibiting !
Support our MakeHartford.com members exhibiting Balam Soto, Kevin Marinelli at their booths - Tom Freund will have a presentation on PicoDB, more details to follow. Posting this just to show it on our Calendar and to gather our CT contingent for this annual pilgrimage of makers. If you want to exhibit, application deadlines may be drawing near ( looks like Sunday 8/4) .
Check it out !! Event Website HERE
Video tour .. HERE , see many more YouTube channels
Tix at eventbrite HERE ..
Deal Alert : There are "family discounts" groups of 5 entering together 5 for $75 Sunday . About $ 15 each or about half price of the a day ticket $30 or so , web only . We are all family .. . Right ? ( We got big kids . Makers are BIG kids. ). Sunday has less energy and some exhibits close earlier than the
Or 2 day tix : $55 for 2 days, one adult. Worth a hotel or hostel room if you are really interested. More time which is more reasonable to see more of the exhibits. 17 hours on site, so you can see more of the 650 exhibits. Even with 2 days, that would about 1 minute and 34 seconds per exhibit, skipping every seminar and demo meeting. Obviously One day has too much to see ( 47 seconds/exhibit ) Run - Hurry ? This MakerFaire is huge and even two days are not enough to do it all. Prices go up $10 onsite . The other world class USA event is in SF.
Also another good deal alert : ... for a tix. bundled with subscription to Make Magazine for about $5 extra on top of tix price. Fabulous magazine, check it out at your library, most of them have it.
Warning there is a lot going on this 9/21-22 weekend . Above MakeFaireNYC event happens on same dates as Hartford events below:
Bike fans : This is a Hartford bike weekend ! Warning There may be scheduled a Real Art ways Night Ride with LIGHTS Fri. night , Then for bikers, Saturday the Hartford Bike tour as a part of Envision fest .
The big Hartford Envision Fest itself where Make Hartford may want to have a booth. Featuring Hartford , as innovation , culture and arts . A festival . We want a part of that! See photo below. We wiill make a separate meetup for this Envision Fest, and this conflicts with NYC event but it is good to have choices, with Hartford happenings as an alternative.
Sunday, a Hartford Bike race a "Criterium " sprint downtown a big deal Pro bike race and probably more cool events this busy fall weekend !
Below : Envision Fest below conficts with MakerFaireNYC also this weekend :
One day Evisvision Fest Sat. 9/21 Hartford Fest 2012 above . These events happen on MakerFaire Same day, Sat. 9/21 but not Sunday which is MakerFaireNYC only. Hartford is close to happenings this busy weekend , it is good to have choices and be able to do so much. We are around half way Between NYC and Boston. MakeHartford.com may be opening our space ! About this busy time - we hope.