Connecticut’s largest creativity and innovation event is growing up. After eight years as Maker Faire Westport, the 9th annual edition has been renamed Maker Faire Connecticut to reflect its growing size and impact, and will take place next year over two days — Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2020 — at Staples High School in Westport.

The annual the 9th annual edition has been renamed Maker Faire Connecticut to reflect its growing size and impact, and will take place this year over two days — Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2020 — at Staples High School in Westport.

“Maker Faire Connecticut will showcase more creative people from a broader geography. We will also demonstrate what Connecticut has to offer the world in terms of education, communities, workforce and more,” Mark Mathias, founder and president of Remarkable STEAM, Inc., said in a news release. “Maker Faire Connecticut will inspire people to learn and grow while having a positive impact on the economy.”

For the past eight years, Maker Faire Westport has provided a place where individuals, libraries, schools and universities, communities, crafters, tinkerers, entrepreneurs and businesses can showcase their skills and talents.

Along with the name change, Maker Faire Connecticut will be a two-day event, expand both its creative and business audience and reach out to a broader geography for both makers and attendees, organizers said.

More Information

More announcements will be made as Maker Faire Connecticut develops. People who want to be involved in the event or have questions should contact Mark Mathias at mark@remarkablesteam.org or 203-226-1791.