Inspire • Share • Teach!


Share your Maker talents at Maker Faire Denver

Oct 13th – 14th, 2018 @ the National Western Complex


If you are ready to apply, Start Here!: Be A Maker

Priority Deadline is September 1, 2018. After this date and before the final deadline of September 15, costs will increase by $25 across the board.  If you are not sure yet where you fit, keep reading more below about makers and exhibits/performances/workshops.


Types of Exhibits:

Maker Exhibit
An all weekend exhibit to show-off your project(s), to share how you made them, and to inspire people to make (includes Individuals, Groups, Schools, Non-Profits and Commercial Makers – more details below.)

A scheduled performance, usually on a stage, set lengths vary.

A scheduled 12, 25 or 45 minute presentation, usually on a stage.

Inventors and Startups
Want feedback on your invention? To reach a new audience or to find collaborators on your invention or business?

Interested in sponsoring? Please visit our Sponsor Page or contact

Makers not selling or promoting are free to exhibit, although there may be a fee passed on from the facility for power, wifi, or any non-standard exhibit requests. Makers with commercial interests or marketing intentions are asked to pay an exhibit fee. Contact us for non-profit and educational in-kind arrangements.

Please Note

    • Details and descriptions of the entry categories can be found below.
    • You can fill out more than one proposal in one or more categories.
    • Before starting your application, select a quality photo of your project and yourself. You’ll be featured on our Makers Page!
    • You will be able to edit your completed application using the Maker Admin Tool. A unique link will be sent to you after submitting your application.

Entry Information

To apply, choose the entry form above which best fits your proposal: Maker Exhibit, Performance, Presentation, Startup Company, or Sponsor.
Immediately after submitting your application, you will be sent an Application Received confirmation letter with your Exhibit Name and ID number. If you have not received this letter, contact

We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:


Entry Form Types

Maker Exhibit : Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an all-weekend exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts,

Performance: Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire. Performances are usually on stage and scheduled for approximately 50 minutes. Set lengths vary. Some performances in the past have been roaming and unscheduled, which is welcomed. Please mention scheduling details in your application.

    • If you need a space, away from a stage to perform many times during the weekend, fill out the Maker Exhibit application.
    • If you plan to have a scheduled performance once or twice during the faire, fill out the Performer application.

Presentation/Workshop: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 10, 20, or 45 minutes, with some time for Q&A. If you are applying on behalf of someone else, you’ll have the opportunity in the Entry Form to enter public-facing presenter information and remain the primary contact.

Inventors Showcase and Startups:  We will have a special area for this years Colorado Inventor’s showcase. Please signup for participation in this here.

Sponsor: Corporate entities and established companies are welcomed as sponsors at Maker Faire. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please see our Sponsor page.



Apply Here to be a Maker at Maker Faire Denver

Entry Form Photo Information

When applying, you are required to provide a project (or presentation) photo and a bio photo. Please have these ready before you start your application. The image file should be at least 500px wide or larger and you must have rights to the image used. This image will be the public imaged used relating to your exhibit content. Logos and low-res photos do not work well. For example photos go here.

What Happens Next

After receiving the Call for Makers notice and applying, we will send an email confirming that we have received your entry form. If you don’t receive this email, let us know:

Acceptances are sent via email approximately 1 month before the show. Once accepted, begin to plan for your participation. We will send regular Making Progress Newsletter updates in advance of the event.

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We look forward to seeing you at Maker Faire Denver!

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