Artists and craft vendors are invited to apply to sell their creations at Maker Faire Pittsburgh. The Market @ the Faire is being organized by Maker Faire Pittsburgh collaborator Assemble. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, September 13; there is $150 fee to participate. For details and to apply, visit



Over 200 project proposals have already been submitted, and  a limited number of projects will continue to be accepted into September – apply early for your best chance at being part of the Faire. Everyone is encouraged to apply; however, preference is given to exhibits that are innovative, educational and spectacular.

Click on the link below to create your proposal on, and exhibit, present, perform or host a workshop at Maker Faire Pittsburgh.  If you have questions about your exhibit, please email



Important Dates:

A limited number of projects will continue to be accepted into September – submit early to have your best chance of being accepted!

  • Maker Acceptance Notifications (Round 2): By August 31, 2015
  • Market @ the Faire Application Deadline: September 13, 2015
  • Maker Acceptance Notifications (Late Submissions): Rolling basis into September
  • Market @ the Faire Acceptance Notifications: by September 25, 2015
  • Maker Orientation: October 3, 2015
  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015: October 10 & 11, 2015


Types of Exhibits

Makers may submit one or more applications in one or more categories.

Maker (Non-Commercial): Individuals, groups, schools, and organizations who would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an all-weekend exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged. There is no fee for participation.

Maker (Commercial): Individuals who would like to sell or market their products or services along with demonstrating what they make at their maker exhibit. There is a $150 fee for exhibiting as a Commercial Maker with a standard set-up.

Vendors: Crafters and Artist Vendors whose primary intent is to sell their creations are invited to apply to the Market @ the Faire, a market held within Maker Faire Pittsburgh. To apply, visit There is a $150 fee for Vendors exhibiting at the Faire.

(See below for info about the difference between Non-commercial Makers, Commercial Makers, and Vendors).

Performance: Musicians and other performing artists who would like to perform at Maker Faire either roaming or on stage. There is no fee for participation.

Presentation: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to makers and event attendees, OR makers who would like to demonstrate what they make and how it works in a stage setting. There is no fee for participation.

Sponsor: Larger companies, as well as start-ups that would like to have greater visibility before, during, and after the event, are welcome as sponsors. Please email Julie Segner at or click here for more information.



What’s the difference between Non-Commercial Makers, Commercial Makers, and Crafters/Artist Vendors?

Non-Commercial Makers are only permitted to distribute basic information about themselves or their organization (e.g., business cards, informational fliers, how-to guides), and are not permitted to sell or promote the sale of products or services at the Maker Faire (either on-site or via a commercial website).

Commercial Makers and Vendors are permitted to distribute general information about their products or business, information about specific product offerings, and promotional materials like coupons. Both Commercial makers and vendors  are also permitted to sell products and/or services at the Maker Faire, both on-site and by directing Faire attendees to a commercial website. Both Commercial Makers and Vendors are asked to help underwrite the costs of the Maker Faire by paying a nominal fee of $150 for exhibiting at the Faire.

If you have a single product, no supply of products to sell on site, are testing a product for commercial potential, or running a crowdfunding campaign, you’re most likely a Commercial Maker.

If you have multiple product offerings, a supply of products ready to sell, exhibit regularly at art and craft fairs, or have an online store (e.g., via Etsy),  you’re most likely a Vendor. To apply to be a Vendor at the Market @ The Faire, visit There is a $150 fee for Vendors exhibiting at the Faire.

Startups and small companies are eligible for special sponsorship packages.

Large companies are welcome to participate as sponsors.

Information About Exhibit Specifications

Maker Faire encourages a fun and interactive exposition of demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, presentations, and performances.  Makers are welcome to make their space truly unique and awesome.

  • Standard Booth Specifications
    A 10’ x 8’ outdoor space with one six-foot table and two chairs. A limited number of exhibits can be accommodated indoors. Larger events and interactivites are encouraged, and we will attempt to accommodate larger, more spectacular exhibits wherever possible. Please state your preference on your application.
  • Electrical, WiFi, and Supplies
    Please specify in your application what level of electrical requirements and internet connectivity are needed for your exhibit. You must plan to bring anything else that you will require, such as extension cords/power strips and any hardware or supplies that will help you display your project. We assume that you will supply any equipment or supplies needed to make your project functional.
  • Presentations
    Presenters are individuals that would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the maker community or demonstrate what they made and how it works. Specify in your application if you’ll need assistance with technical equipment and we’ll do our best to accommodate.
  • Performers
    Performers include musicians or entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire Pittsburgh. Please fill out the application and indicate the length of your set or performance (e.g. 10, 20 or 30 minutes), or indicate that you’d like to be a roaming performer.

General Information:

  • The majority of Maker Faire Pittsburgh will take place outdoors, rain or shine (outdoor exhibits will be under tents). Please plan accordingly.
  • This is a two-day event, Saturday and Sunday, October 10 & 11, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. All exhibits are expected to be in operation during the entire Maker Faire.
  • Makers are permitted up to four individuals to staff their booth or activity for the weekend. Additional passes will be available for purchase at a reduced rate. For larger exhibits or interactivities, additional accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis.



You will receive email confirmation as part of the registration process for your application.

Using the application form on, you can create, edit and manage your proposal(s) for Maker Faire Pittsburgh.

We will send regular Faire updates and your Maker Agreement in advance of the Faire to give you ample time to plan for the event. Questions? Contact Maker Faire Pittsburgh at

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