Call for Makers 2019

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Calling All Makers for 2019!

The Call for Makers (CFM) for the 2019 Maker Faire NoVa (June 2, 2019) is now online!

Proposals can be submitted using our online Call For Maker system.

We will be holding a launch event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at NOVA Labs from 7-9pm. More information is here:

We will hold a second launch event on February 12, 2019 at George Mason University from 4-6pm in the GMU MIX (old Fenwick Library building).


Timeline for Makers

The timeline for submitting proposals for the 2019 Faire is:

  • January 2019 – Call for Makers Launches!
  • February 15, 2019 – Early Bird submissions due
  • March 1, 2019 – Early Bird notifications
  • March 29, 2019 – Regular Maker submissions due
  • April 19, 2019 – Regular Maker acceptance notifications begin to be sent.
  • May 29, 2019 (7-9pm) – Maker Celebration at NOVA Labs in Reston, VA
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019 – THE FAIRE!!

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. 

Commercial Makers must submit a Virginia State Sales and Use Tax form in order to be able to sell at the Faire.
Temporary versions of this Sales and Use Tax form are required for makers who reside outside of Virginia.

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