Westport will once again be the home of Connecticut’s largest Maker Faire in 2017.

Due to tremendous growth over the past five years, the Westport Mini Maker Faire is excited to announce their rebrand to Maker Faire Westport. This change reflects the increased size, significant community impact, and recognition throughout the Maker community.

In addition to the new name comes a new logo and a new website design, featuring more visual content and information about the event. Individuals interested in more information can visit the website at westport.makerfaire.com.

Maker Faire Westport will occur on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Since this year’s event will be held on Earth Day, the featured theme will be “Earth”. Event producers invite all people and organizations celebrating Earth Day to participate in the event.

“We are excited that we can continue to provide a forum for our vibrant Maker community to share their creativity and concern for the Earth,” says Alex Giannini, Co-Chair of Westport Maker Fair. “Each year we are amazed by the growing impact Maker Faire Westport is having in our community. This year will definitely be the best yet!”

The event is free and open to the public, and organizers are planning for a record 10,000 attendees. It will be held at the Westport Public Library, on Jesup Green, the Taylor Parking lot and other locations in downtown Westport.

“Maker Faire Westport brings together the area’s most innovative ideas and the amazing members of our local Maker community,” says Mark Mathias, Founder and Co-Chair of Maker Faire Westport. “This event is the largest single-day event in downtown Westport, attracting families, businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and educators from the tri-state area. We are gratified with the reception from community we’ve had over the past five years. We are pleased that not only our name, but our event theme are reflective of the positive impact we’re having on a larger scale.”

If you would like to become a sponsor or want more information, please contact Mark Mathias at mark@remarkablesteam.org or 203-226-1791.

Maker Faire Westport is produced by Remarkable STEAM, Inc., in partnership with the Westport Library. The Maker Faire Westport name is licensed from Maker Media, Inc.

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