The Tri-State Mini Maker Faire was created by a former Hotchkiss employee named Paul dePaolo with help from others, and takes place at schools around the tri-state area. This faire provides our community with a forum for creativity and conversation and features science, technology, art, and design from the professional career track to the personal interest level. As part of an educational mission, the Edsel Ford Memorial Library at The Hotchkiss School as well as other tri-state area schools create a day full of exhibits and activities that will challenge and delight participants of all ages.
The Tri-State Mini Maker Faire was launched in 2016 as a way to showcase the creative people and organizations in our corner of the world. Our hometown of Salisbury, Connecticut has a population of around 4,000 with towns of a similar size all around us, including in nearby Massachusetts and New York state. We may be small—but we bat above our weight!
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.