About Our Maker Faire

Visitors at Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire in Summerhall  Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is organised by Edinburgh International Science Festival Makers come together at Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire





Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is a day-long celebration of creativity in all its forms. Organised each year by Edinburgh International Science Festival, it is Scotland’s largest Mini Maker Faire event and has reached over 1,500 visitors each year since the inaugural event in 2013.

It returned for the fourth time on Sunday 10 April 2016, bringing together makers from across the land in a celebration of all things DIY – from cutting edge technologies to time honoured crafts, offering the chance for makers, enthusiasts, geeks, tinkerers, engineers and artists, young and old, to mingle and to show off their work. Check out the video below to get a flavour of the event:

The next Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is on Sunday 16 April 2017 and we are currently looking for makers to take part in the event. Visit our Call for Makers page to find out more.

About Edinburgh International Science Festival:
Edinburgh International Science Festival is a high profile and dynamic educational charity. Each year it delivers one of Europe’s largest Science Festivals, an education programme which tours across Scotland and a variety of international projects including its role as Major Programme Partner for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.

About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is independently organised and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.