Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire FAQs:

Will this event will be canceled due to the smoke?
THE FESTIVAL WILL GO ON, RAIN, SUN, or SMOKE!!
If needed we will move all of our exhibitors inside of the building and we are monitoring the AirNow quality daily.

What is the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

Maker Faire 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 crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.  We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Glimpse the future and get inspired!

Where is the location of the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

The Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire will be taking place at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum (1500 East Main Street Ashland, Oregon 97520).

When is the next Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, September 23rd 2017 from 10am-5pm.

Is there a cost for attending Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

The cost of admission to Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire is $12 general admission, and 50% for ScienceWorks members.  Become a member today!

Where can I park and how much does it cost?

Parking is free and look out for parking signs and parking map on this site.  Visitors are able to park at the Ashland National Guard parking lot (1420 E Main St,), all three Ashland Middle School’s parking lots, (100 Walker Ave), Ashland GracePoint (1760 E Main St), or in the Willow Wind Parking lot (1497 E Main St), but we kindly ask you not to park on their grass due to a fire hazard.

What is the bus schedule?

Saturday hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m (please visit http://www.rvtd.org/ for more information.).  We are off route #10 and the nearest drop off location is on the corner of Ashland Street/Walker Street.

How do I sign up my school for the Preview day?

Sign up your school group for a field trip to Preview Day for Rogue Valley Mini-MakerFaire 2017! There is no admission charge for Preview Day and sign ups are on a first come first serve basis. We only have 800 spots available.  Click here to sign up today! Preview Day is sponsored by FlowJo LLC.

What is the schedule & map of events?

Please click “Things to see and do” and click the Makers & Exhibits tab for more info.

Will there be bathrooms available?

Yes, there are public restrooms inside of ScienceWorks, and we will provide portable toilets outside.

Who are the organizers of Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, Tom Sepe Productions, Rogue Hack Lab, Talent Maker City, Circuit Youth, Ashland 4-H Club, Southern Oregon ESD.


Is smoking, alcohol, or vaping allowed? 

No alcohol is allowed. Smoking, including use of inhalant delivery systems, is NOT PERMITTED on our field or in the building (our field is super dry and we are deep in fire season so please respect this rule).  If you must smoke please do it in the parking lot far from any grass.  Smoking is not permitted within 10 feet of an entrance or exit.

Please note: Drugs and any activity that uses open flames including candles and the use of tobacco products are prohibited anywhere on our property.

Are pets allowed?

Animals and pets are not allowed on our property, with the exception of service animals.   However, service animals behaving aggressively, disruptively, or generally unruly may be excluded.  Service animal owners must clean up after their service animal.

Will there be food available?

Yes, we will have 3 food vendors on our plaza.

Is there an age limit to attend?

The Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire is a family event open to all ages.

How do I become a vendor at the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

Please contact us to apply for the 2018 event.

How do I present a workshop at the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

When we open our “call to makers” you may apply for our 2018 event.

Where can I find out more information about Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

Right here at the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire website!

Is there a Facebook page for the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

Yes, please like us! facebook.com/roguevalleymakerfaire @RogueValleyMakerFaire on Facebook.

Are there pictures of previous Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire?

Yes, check out our galleries of previous events here and on Facebook.

What are the local hotels?

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites is a hotel partner and is offering discounted rate to those who call at 541-482-8310 and mention the Rogue Valley Mini Maker Faire or go online to www.AshlandHillsHotel.com, go to Book Online button and choose September dates (group built between Sept 21 to 24) and in Group Number filed plug in this number: 118598.  Discounted rate of $159 for Premium King rooms or Queen-Queen rooms.

Where to eat?

If you are visiting town and are looking for a great spot to eat, please support locally owned and operated El Paraiso Mexican Cuisine located in Ashland Oregon. They are known throughout the Rogue Valley for our diverse and delicious Mexican and American menu items featuring only the best ingredients. Fresh Mexican food, full bar and fantastic dining room have made the El Paraiso one of Southern Oregon’s most popular Mexican eateries.