The NH Maker Fest is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists, to chefs, the Maker & Food Fest is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects, and for all of us to enjoy fantastic food!
We call it the Greatest Show & Tell on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Here's what the 2022 Fest will look like:
- The Fest will still take place at the Children's Museum of NH in Dover on Saturday, June 4. COVID health and safety guidelines will be updated when we get closer to the Fest.
- Pay what you can admission: Everyone is welcome, regardless of the ability to pay! (suggested donation of $5 per person)
- The Fest runs from 10am-3pm.
- Interested? Check out the Maker Manual which has more details!
The 2022 Call for Makers is Now Open!
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 13, 2022
Check out some Virtual Content from 2020!
Kerry’s Culinary Creations & Curb Appeal Meals Food Truck
Kerry Fay, Chef/Owner from Hampton, NH
Kerry Fay, Chef and Owner of Kerry’s Culinary Creations & Curb Appeal Meals Food Truck has been serving up food on the seacoast for the past 17 years. For the 2020 Virtual NH Maker & Food Fest she shared her tips on how to make the best pulled pork at home! Check out that and more on our YouTube NH Maker Fest Playlist!
Witchway Games: Art and Character Design
Eric Streed from Dover, NH
Eric Streed is an experienced illustrator and game designer and part of the design collective that is Witchway Games. Check out Eric’s game designs, character illustrations, and read a Q&A about game design over on our blog.
Seacoast NH Permaculture - DIY Seed Balls for Guerrilla Wildflower Sowing
Permaculture is a a holistic, living-in-harmony-with-nature worldview, as well as a technical approach for how to do so. The Seacoast NH Permaculture Group has over 1500 members and offers a wide variety of events such as: classes on seed saving, maple sugaring, swale building, scythe usage, local investing, book studies, kids programs, films, potlucks and more! For the 2020 Virtual NH Maker & Food Fest, Seacoast NH Permaculture member and gardener Ellen Karelitz shared how to create seed balls to help grow local wildflowers perfect for feeding and sheltering our pollinator friends likes bees and butterflies. Check that out and more over on our YouTube NH Maker Fest Playlist!
Pour Painting with Jennifer Malette
Jennifer is a Mom and a creative soul and during the 2020 Virtual NH Maker & Food Fest, she showed us how she creates “pour paintings” which is a way of painting on a canvas without a brush! Check that out and more over on our YouTube NH Maker Fest Playlist!
Creative Guts Podcast
Laura Harper Lake from Seacoast, NH
Sarah Wrightsman from Durham, NH
Laura Harper Lake and Sarah Wrightsman have created a podcast focused on the pursuit of creativity. Their interview-style podcast explores the roots of creativity, dives into the hearts of creators, and discovers how creativity connects with the world around them. During the 2020 NH Maker & Food Fest Sarah And Laura walked us through how Creative Guts was created, their process, some of their favorite interviews, and more! Check that out and more over on our YouTube NH Maker Fest Playlist!
I loved the diversity in the exhibits and the ability for my son to create things and bring them home. He absolutely loved the robots (that's something you don't see everyday) and being able to use his hands to make something grown-ups make.
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