The Maker Faire NoVa (formerly NoVa Mini Maker Faire – we are now a regional faire as of January 1, 2017!) is a family-friendly day of fun, excitement and inspiration. It showcases the amazing creativity and diversity of makers from our region.


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 makers – tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, and everyone in between – show what they are making and share what they are learning.


Northern Virginia has long been a hotbed for technology, innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit. The  Maker Faire NoVa will bring together a diverse audience of all ages interested in technology, engineering, arts, crafts, food, music, science and sustainability.


Whether your company is local or international, you will reach the right mix of technologist, creatives and enthusiasts. These families, educators, engineers, entrepreneurs and more are looking to learn more about the Maker movement and companies that support it. The Faire provides access to some of the brightest young minds in the Northern Virginia area and their parents. We are also featured across the region from major media outlets to blogs and online sites.


The Maker Faire NoVa attracts over 130 makers and several thousands will attend the event this spring. We’ll reach over 150,000 people through outreach efforts on local radio, TV and our website, social media and traditional media. We invite you to join us on Sunday, October 20, 2024 from 10-4.


Maker Faire NoVa is produced by NOVA Labs, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Sponsorships are tax deductible. The organizing team is an all volunteer staff. Many sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations large and small.  See our Maker Faire NoVa Sponsorship Packets (DOC/PDF) for details about sponsoring the Maker Faire NoVa or reach out to Jim Sweeney, Sponsorship Committee Chairperson, to discuss opportunities.


More information on becoming a sponsor is available here: Sponsorship Information, Levels, and Benefits