This weekend, designers, inventors, and creators will be celebrated at Rochester's inaugural Mini Maker Faire. The DIY festival will be held Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center (123 East Main Street). The event will be filled with exhibitions, demonstrations, hands-on activities for all ages, presentations, speakers, live music, and visual and performing arts. There will be about 75 interactive maker exhibits at the faire, and 18 commercial booths selling handmade items.
Maker Faire is an international movement to celebrate innovation and creativity, and large events held around the globe host hundreds of makers and thousands of attendees. At Rochester's first Mini Maker Faire, learn what can be made with the several displayed 3D printers, take workshops on knitting and soldering, make crafts you can take home, and see a Lego reproduction of the Rochester Airport and a world record breaking toothpick sculpture.
Tickets are $7 in advance at rochesterminimakerfaire.eventbrite.com, or $12 at the door. Kids ages 4 and under get in free. For more information and to preview the list of participating makers, visit makerfairerochester.com.