We are holding 2020 Maker Faire Twin Tiers on Saturday, October 24th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at SUNY Corning Community College (1 Academic Dr, Corning, NY 14830). We are proud to announce that Chemung County Library District, Corning Museum of Glass, SUNY Corning Community College, and Southeast Steuben County Library have partnered to bring you this event, which last year attracted approximately 2000 people.
Apply today for a FREE maker booth at our Faire where you can showcase your skills by providing a hands-on activity for attendees, demonstrating a craft, performing in our stage area, or leading a workshop. If you are interested in selling your items, see below for details and fees. We have a limited amount of spaces that we can provide electricity to; it will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis so apply early if you need it for your activity.
Would you like to sell your items at the Faire?
This year we are allowing makers to request approval for a vendor booth where personally crafted items can be sold. If you would like to sell your items at the Faire, you will need to provide either a free hands-on activity for attendees or a teaching demonstration at your booth.
When you submit your application, be sure to check the box indicating that you would like to sell items. Only items that you have personally created may be sold at the event. Vendors will also be required to pay a either a $25 fee (if providing a hands-on activity) or a $50 fee (if providing a demonstration). Once the committee has reviewed your application, if approved, you will be notified and asked to pay the non-refundable vendor fee.
Hands-on Activities: How many should you plan for?
If you plan to provide a make-and-take or hands-on activity at the Maker Faire, it is a good idea to have a backup plan for when you run out of materials (a demonstration or show-and-tell). Based on activities from our last two Maker Faires, it would not be unheard of to go through 100-200 make-and-takes during the event. Depending on how long your activity takes to complete and how many participants you can accommodate at once, the actual number will vary. Hands-on activities are first-come, first-serve, so you are not expected to bring enough for 200 people but we have had questions about this so want to give you an idea of the volume.