Maker Faire 2008, Austin, TX

It’s that time of year again: Maker Faire Oct 18 & 19 in Austin, TX!

Steve, John, Justine and I went to Maker Faire 2007 in Austin and had so much fun, we decided to go again this year.

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It’s for creative, resourceful people of all ages and backgrounds who like to tinker and love to make things. So much to see, you will need 2 days to see it all!

Here are the details if you’re interested in going.:

  • Online tickets – discount pricing available through 10/3/2008. Online ticket purchases from 10/4/2008 – 10/16/2008 will be full price and tickets will be picked up onsite at will call
  • Local tickets – discount pricing available through close of business day on 10/17/2008 at:
    • Austin Children’s Museum – 201 Colorado Street, Austin 512.472.2499
      Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm
      Community Night Wednesdays: 5-8pm
      Sunday: Noon-5pm
    • Whole Foods – 525 N. Lamar, Austin, 512.476.1206
      Open: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week
  • Onsite Ticket Pricing
    • Adult – $25.00
    • Student (13-21, or with student photo ID) – $15.00
    • Youth (4-12) – $10.00
    • Children 3 and under are free

Let me know if you’re going.Β  Maybe we can meet for lunch or at the very least, fire rockets at each other.

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2 Responses to Maker Faire 2008, Austin, TX

  1. Jamie says:

    Going!
    The kids and I are going up Friday night – we’ll probably hit 6th Street, see some shows, get liquored up, stumble in at about 3:30 AM and then wake up bright and early the next morning to do the Faire all day.

    Or something like that. Maybe we’ll leave out all of the underage drinking. And although we really would like to see you there I have to beg, please don’t fire rockets at my kids … you know, in case they are hung-over. What kind of monster ARE you? Sheesh πŸ˜€

    Whoo-hoo!
    This is going to be the rulingest rule-a-thon EVAR!!

  2. Dave says:

    Excellent, Jazzy Jamie! I’m sure your kiddos will love it – if they’re not drunk, that is.

    Not sure if we’re headed up Friday night on Saturday morning, but we’ll be there for sure. It should be a blast.

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