In partnership with the Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM), CBIA Education and Workforce Partnership is organizing the second annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire and looking for makers to share their innovations.

Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tunxis Community College, Farmington

This free, family-friendly celebration of invention and creativity is open to people of all ages who are interested in creating, making, building, innovating, tinkering, hacking, engineering, designing, or connecting.

Those interested in showcasing their products and innovations can apply to be a maker on the Maker Faire website.

Individuals, groups, schools, clubs, libraries, and others are all eligible to be makers.

Applicants who are chosen by a review panel to participate receive a 10’x10’ area at no charge. A table and two chairs are provided. Those applicants who wish to sell their inventions/crafts/artwork may be asked to pay a fee for their booth space.

Did you know that June 17–June 23 is the National Week of Making? The National Week of Making coincides with the National Maker Faire on June 18-19 in Washington, D.C.

For more information about the Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire and ways to participate, contact CBIA's Jennifer Duggan (860.244.1941).


The CBIA Education & Workforce Partnership works with member businesses and other groups statewide to strengthen the talent pipeline and encourage economic growth in order to support the development of a skilled, knowledgeable workforce in Connecticut. For more information, please contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957).