Updated: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012, 4:29 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012, 4:29 PM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - TekVenture will bring the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire back to the Summit City the first weekend in October. If you missed it in 2011, a Maker Faire is a showcase for do-it-yourselfers, inventors and crafters. If offers family friendly fun, learning and activities such as Tinkertown, The Race, and live musical entertainment. Last year 70 plus makers from 10 states participated.
On October 6 and 7, Headwaters Park will be filled with rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, arts & crafts, bicycles, electronics, artisan foods, urban farming, sustainable living, woodworking, circuit boards, alternative energy vehicles, fire arts, live music, art cars and tesla coils.
Advance tickets are available online. Tickets will also be sold on site. Gates will open at 10a.m. on Saturday, and 11a.m. on Sunday. The Faire will be open until 6p.m. each day. Tickets are priced at $10 per person age 15 and over, or $6 per child age 4 to 14. Children under age four will be admitted free. Weekend passes are available at $16 per adult or $10 per youth. Bike valet parking will be available courtesy of Fort Wayne Trails.
TekVenture is a nonprofit organization, local public art and technology lab. It is currently located in a trailer called the Maker Station in the south parking lot for the Allen County Main Library.
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