Maker Faire Returns to the Bay Area This Weekend

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A fiery photo from Maker Faire Austin
Vicky North says cheese with Bill Murray at Maker Faire Austin last year.
Larger than life sculptures from the 2008 show.
A fiery photo from Maker Faire Austin

A fiery photo from Maker Faire Austin

Photo: Michaela Murphy

The 4th annual Maker Faire Bay Area starts today at the San Mateo County Expo Center. If you live within driving distance of the South Bay we recommend you make the drive (or hop on your bike for a $10 discount) and join the festivities.

Dubbed "the world's largest DIY Festival," the event brings together tens of thousands of DIY-minded crafters and inventors of gadgets and gizmos that will surely amaze. We've attended the past two shows in Austin (where we hob-nobbed with the one and only Bill Murray) and last year in San Mateo, each time returning dizzy with delight.

On site tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students between 13 and 21 years old with a student photo ID, $10 for kids 4 to 12 years old, and free for kids 3 years old and younger.

Here's a video roundup from Craft: of what to expect this year from the DIY extravaganza.

What not to miss
Also be sure to stop by the Provo Craft booth to catch up with our favorite bloggers Sister Diane who will be spinning some crafty magic with a Cricut machine. She'll also be filling in for button maven Susan Beal with a demo on how to make button embellishment.

CraftStylish alumna Michaela Murphy will be presenting a Kids Craft Story Telling session that is sure to be entertaining for all ages. 

You can follow more coverage of the event on Etsy, Flickr, the Craft: blog, the Make: blog, and the Crafty Chica.

If you're attending Maker Fair Bay Area 2009, we'd love to see your photos from the show. Just post them to our Gallery.

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