Saturday is the fifth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire. We have a record number of activities and things for people of all ages to see and do.
We are also expecting a record 10,000 attendees to Connecticut’s largest event focused on creativity and innovation!
Here’s how you can make the most of your visit on Saturday, whether you’re coming for some or all of the day.
What to Do and See
Boy, where to begin? There will be robots, 3D printers, artists, scientists, musicians, farmers, boats, Boy Scouts, Maker Spaces, K12, college students, innovative businesses, medical exhibits and even the Westport Police and Fire Departments showcasing their stuff.
You can download a copy of our Official Program Guide sponsored by Pitney Bowes.
We also have a mobile app that you can download to keep you up to date. Download it by clicking here: http://my.yapp.us/MAKER
And the rumor is true. Keep an eye open for a dragon.
The schedule of events is as follows:
- 9:45 am Opening Ceremonies
- 10 am – 4 pm Maker Faire Open
More details in the Official Program Guide.
Getting to the Faire
The address for your GPS is 20 Jesup Rd, Westport, CT 06880.
With 10,000 people expected, we have taken some innovative steps to ease access to and from the Faire.
If you live close enough, please walk.
If you drive, view the parking and trolley map. We have free shuttles courtesy of Building and Land Technology that will run continuously from 9 am – 5 pm.
The routes are:
Downtown: Westport Country Playhouse, Saugatuck Congregational Church, Town Hall, then the Maker Faire.
Train Station: Westport Train Station to Maker Faire.
Both shuttle services are free and will run continuously from 9 am – 5 pm.
If you want to ride but don’t want to park, we have partnered with Uber. Sign up for your free account at: https://get.uber.com/go/WMMF2016 or use the Promo Code WMMF2016. Your first ride up to $20 is free. If you and someone else each sign up for a new account, you can each receive $20 worth of first rides free.
We have six different food companies offering food at the Faire. Find them in the Food Court.
Most of all, have a great day at Westport Mini Maker Faire 2016!