Growing Up Fort Collins

What’s a Mini Maker Faire?

By October 5, 2015 Education
Photo by NoCo Maker Faire

The Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology is hosting a NoCo Mini Maker Faire this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

A Maker Faire is an event that allows the public to see what innovations have been created. You get to see first hand – new technology and cool ideas. It also gives our kids exposure to the way things tinker.

There are more than 130 makers involved in this particular event. The goal is to get families involved with the growing maker community.

These makers are bringing technology, innovation, lights and many great interactive activities to this event. There are many different talks and hands-on-experiments you and your family can check out.

What Innovations to Expect

Photo by NoCo Maker Faire

Photo by NoCo Maker Faire

Elise Van Dyne, the organizer, and her team have clearly been working hard to get this event together. Check out what the event will include:

Things to Know

This event looks amazing. It will be the first time I attend, but with a 7-year-old who loves science and math and a husband who is a Computer Science High School teacher…this event takes top priority!

Maker Faire prices

Kids 3 and under are free which is awesome. And there is a children/student price. The best thing to do is purchase the tickets in advance because they are more expensive at the door. You can purchase your tickets here.


This event is located at the Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology (RMCIT) at 815 14th Street SW, Loveland, Co at the corner of 14th and Taft.

I hope to make it to this event. If I do, I’ll be posting on Instagram. 

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  • Diane McInturff

    June, thank you for the great post about the NoCo Mini Maker Faire! We so appreciate you sharing our event with your followers! Please follow us on social media and our website for news about the upcoming 2016 event(s).
    Best regards,
    Diane (Assistant Maker Fairey, CO Maker Hub)