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Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire 2019

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, and projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

Attendance is Free! Why sign up for a ticket?

You need a ticket to access parking. Also, signing up for a ticket will help us to gauge how many people will be coming and will help us plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy. That's why we ask you to tell us how many adults, teens, children, and preschoolers are in your group.


What day(s) and hour(s) will Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?

Sunday October 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where can I park?

Parking will be assigned the Friday before the event via email. Parking will generally be within 1/4 of a mile or less from the event. The Chrysalis is also accessible via bicycle, rideshare (Lyft and Uber), and foot from locations near Downtown Columbia.

Where is the ADA accessible parking located?

ADA parking is located in the Chrysalis Lot adjacent to the Chrysalis. Please email for ADA parking.

Will you have bike parking?

Yes! Bikes are one of the best ways to get around Downtown Columbia. Only bikes and those with ADA needs will park directly adjacent to the Chrysalis. If you have questions regarding bike parking please email

Can I bring my busted vacuum cleaner? Toaster? Bike?

Please do! Transition Howard County will be holding a repair cafe.

Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?

YES!! Email for more information.

What if it rains?

The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, you may bring a picnic and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass). We also have food for sale.

Can I buy food and drink at the Chrysalis?


Is there beer and wine available?

Yes! We have great wine and great local beer for purchase.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets at performances, though pets are welcome when the Park is open and there is no show. Pets (leashed with their people) may be outside the fence line in the rest of the Park during a show. Service animals always welcome.

Can I bring balls / frisbees / etc.?
Sorry, not during performances. You are welcome to do so other times.

What can I expect?

To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.

Rain or Shine.

Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods 10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044




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