WESTPORT, Conn. — Volunteers, inventors and the curious will be lining up early to take part in the fifth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire taking place Saturday.
It will showcase invention, creativity and resourcefulness in a celebration of the maker mindset. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westport Library and on Jesup Green.
Produced by the Westport Library and Remarkable Steam, the event is free and open to the public.
Last year, 6,500 people attended this family-friendly faire; this year’s participation is expected to reach 10,000.
Makers are all ages and range from technology enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors.
To celebrate the event’s fifth anniversary, this year’s theme is “five.” Projects that incorporate the number five will be featured along with exhibiting makers.
Volunteers were getting ready Friday. Mark Mathias, creator of the Maker Faire, handed out T-shirts to Sunrise Rotarians whose firms have been Maker Faire sponsors all of its five years.
He also showed off some up prospective Maker Faire-related vanity license plate examples for some local favorite sons, including state Rep Jonathan Steinberg, First Selectman Jim Marpe and multi-media artist and man-about-town Miggs Burroughs.
The Westport Library and Jesup Green is at 20 Jesup Road.
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