Houston Maker Faire

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017
10-6 pm
George R. Brown Convention Center

The Maker Faire has grown up!  No longer just the Mini Maker Faire, Houston has become the real deal – because lots more vendors signed up for 2017.  More to see, More to do, More to make. Robots and Legos and drones, oh my!

Ann S. is Chair for this event and needs to hear from members who can volunteer for two days, one day or a half day to demonstrate weaving or spinning or to be a weaving mentor.  We take the cardboard looms (so lots of those will need to be wound ahead of time!) and host a make-it-take-it weaving project.  It’s really a lot of fun to see those little eyes light up and to watch little fingers learn to fondle fiber.  Ann says the little ones like to have teenagers as mentors so if you have teenagers who want to help, please bring them along.  They should be able to count these as service hours for their high school requirements and are welcome to take a break and wander through the hall when the crowd at our table thins out.  Ann will help the mentors learn the steps for weaving bookmarks and bracelets.  See one, Do one, Teach one.  It’s that simple.

For the Sunday afternoon shift, please be sure to stay with Ann until 6 pm for clean up and load out.  Also, we will be refunded our $50 space fee if we stay till the end of the show!  Parking and entrance fees will reimbursed by Blaine for those who volunteer. If you stay all day, bring a lunch or there are usually food vendors for lunch, drinks and snacks at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Complete information for the general public can be found by clicking here. Houston Maker Faire