Maker Faire NoVa • George Mason University

Maker Faire NoVa will take place on: Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 11am – 5pm at the George Mason University – Fairfax, Virginia Campus.


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George Mason Students/Faculty/Staff are free with a valid GMU ID


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George Mason Students/Faculty/Staff are free with a valid GMU ID

Adult Child* Senior** Family***
Early Bird (ends 4/30/19) $7 $1 $6
Advance (ends 5/26/19) $11 $2 $8 $20
Regular (online or at the door) $13 $4 $10 $30


George Mason Students/Faculty/Staff are free with a valid GMU ID

* Child: Age 2-18 (under 2 years are free)
** Senior: Age 65 and over
*** Family: For a family of 5, must enter the Faire together at the same time

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Location and Transportation


Location: George Mason University (Fairfax, VA Campus)

The Faire will be held at our new venue, George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Map below.

Parking is free at the Faire. We have arranged for two free garage parking areas for the Faire – Rappahannock and Shenandoah Garages. If you need Handicap/Access parking, please see this map.

The Faire will take place in three buildings on the campus:

  1. Johnson Center
  2. The Hub
  3. The MIX@Fenwick maker space (old library building next to the new one)
  4. There will also be a number of outdoor activities on the pathways between the indoor exhibit areas.

Link to Faire Overview Map

Public Transportation

The closest DC Metro Station is Vienna/Fairfax-GMU at the western terminus of the Orange line. From there we recommend the CUE Bus system to get you to and from the Faire. Buses run frequently (even on Sunday!) and the trip is about 20-36 minutes depending on which bus you take. The CUE Bus Fare is $1.75 cash (exact change) OR you can pay with your MetroSmarTrip® card.

The CUE Bus Stop at the Metro is located on the NORTH side of the station at letters A through F on the Map
The CUE Bus Stop at the George Mason Campus is near the Rappahannock parking garage and a short walk to the Faire. Signs will direct you.
Riders can use the NextBus website or download the NextBus app for iPhone or Android.

From the Metro to the Faire: (Full Schedule here)

  • GOLD#1 route is the quickest (20 minutes)
    • Departs Metro at: 10:00am, 11:01am, 12:02pm, 1:28pm, 2:29pm, 3:30pm
  • GREEN#2 route (28 minutes)
    • Departs Metro at 9:37am, 10:42am, 11:47am, 1:17pm, 2:22pm, 3:27pm
  • GREEN#1 route (32 minutes)
    • Departs Metro at 10:00am, 11:05am, 12:10pm, 1:40pm, 2:45pm, 3:50pm
  • GOLD#2 route is a bit longer (36 minutes)
    • Departs Metro at 9:33am, 10:34am, 11:35am, 12:36pm, 2:02pm, 3:03pm

From the Faire back to the Metro: (Full Schedule here)

  • GOLD#2 route is the quickest (20 minutes)
    • Departs GMU at: 11:10am, 12:11pm, 1:12pm, 2:38pm, 3:39pm, 4:40pm, 5:41pm
  • GREEN#1 route (28 minutes)
    • Departs GMU at 11:37am, 12:42am, 2:12pm, 3:17pm, 4:22pm, 5:27pm
  • GREEN#2 route (32 minutes)
    • Departs GMU at 11:10am, 12:15pm, 1:45pm, 2:50pm, 3:55pm, 5:00pm
  • GOLD#1 route is a bit longer (36 minutes)
    • Departs GMU at 11:21am, 12:22pm, 1:48pm, 2:49pm, 3:50pm, 4:51pm, 5:52pm

Full Bus Schedule is online: