Call for Makers

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Calling All Makers for 2017!

The Call for Makers (CFM) for the 2017 Maker Faire NoVa officially launched on October 19th, 2016. Proposals can be submitted using our online Call For Maker system.


Timeline for Makers

The timeline for submitting proposals for the 2017 Faire is:

  • Oct 19, 2016 – Call for Makers Opens
  • Nov 27, 2016 – Early Bird submissions due
  • Dec 12, 2016 – Early Bird notifications
  • Jan 15, 2017 – Regular Maker submissions ***This is the LAST CALL: Final Extension UNTIL JANUARY 29, 2017 for you stragglers! 🙂
  • Feb 01, 2017 – Regular Maker acceptance notifications
  • Mar 15, 2017 – Maker Celebration – 7-9pm @ Nova Labs
  • Mar 19, 2017 – THE FAIRE!!

Please Note that as of December 8, 2016, we have migrated to a new Call For Maker online proposal system. If you submitted a proposal using our old system and need access to it, please contact us at

Important Proposal Instructions

Please be aware that descriptions of your exhibit and pictures you upload into the proposal will appear verbatim on our website and other printed materials (placards, signs, etc). So please be sure to proofread your submissions!

Commercial Makers

Our vision for the Faire is to have a participatory celebration of making. We’d like to keep the number of commercial makers around 20% of our total. The organizing team will make the final determination on commercial makers. If you would like to promote your business, services or sell something at your table (be a commercial maker), the cost is a non-refundable $150 per space, payable upon acceptance to the Faire. Note: there is no cost for non-commercial makers. 

Questions/Comments about the Maker Faire NoVa? Need technical support? Drop us an email at