On Saturday, October 7, dozens of makers from across the region will showcase their inventions, innovation, and creativity at Tunxis Community College at the Third Annual Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire.

Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, October 7, 10 am-4 pm
Tunxis Community College, Farmington

This free, family-friendly celebration spotlights the ingenuity and craftsmanship of Connecticut makers.

The hands-on event showcases makers of all ages and their projects, as they share new forms of innovation and experimentation across a range of disciplines.

Activities include: drone racing, building circuit boards, laser engraving, henna tattoos, ultraviolet bracelets, button maker, cork boats, a wind tunnel, 3D printing, and more.

Attendees can also tour a tiny house and interact with a robot.

This program is sponsored by the Connecticut College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing through funding from the National Science Foundation.

CBIA is producing the event on behalf of RCNGM.

This year's corporate sponsors are Stanley Black & Decker, Bausch+Stroebel, Kell-Strom Tool Co., Renewal by Andersen, Connecticut Spring & Stamping, Arthur G. Russell Co., Knox Parks, and The Birch Group.

Media interested in attending the Maker Faire should contact Meaghan MacDonald (860.910.8194).


CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please email or call Meaghan MacDonald (860.910.8194).