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.

Never been a Maker or to our Faire?

Here are some of the more common questions we get. If you have another question, drop us an email:

  • Booths are Free unless you are actively selling things (money is exchanging hands during the Faire)
  • If you are selling, you would apply to be a commercial maker and there is a fee ($150 fee in 2019). Commercial makers must also supply documentation related to VA State Sales tax. The application has more details.
  • A standard booth is 8×10 ft with one 5-6 ft table and two chairs. But you can request different configurations in your application. We also have space outside. And we can provide power, dark rooms, small conference rooms, larger spaces, and in some places water can be used.
  • All makers accepted to the Faire will have their exhibit listed on our website with your words, links, and images. So please proof read your work!
  • We typically draw many thousand attendees (over 5,000 in 2019) and have more than 100 maker exhibits (~150 in 2019).


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  March 31, 2019 DEADLINE EXTENDED–>April 14, 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: