About the Dover Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Dover Mini Maker Faire is New Hampshire’s only licensed Maker Faire and is a giant festival of creativity! The fun takes place in downtown Dover every year at the end of August and is hosted and organized by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.

So what is it?

The Dover Mini Maker Faire is a day-long festival where people of all ages show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Why would I want to come to a Maker Faire?

There is no better place to meet and learn from some of the most talented people living in your community! The people who present during our Dover Mini Maker Faire are…

  • makers who have built robots
  • tinkerers who have invented something new
  • artists who have crafted unique objects
  • homesteaders and engineers who can build anything
  • entertainers with music in their souls
  • educators and community leaders who want to share opportunities
  • kids with big dreams
  • technology geeks sharing a love of new innovations
  • and everything in-between!

What makes this day unique?

This isn’t a typical New England Fair, that’s true. Even though you won’t ride a ferris wheel, you WILL get to…

  • interact with robots
  • play with rockets
  • try your hand at science experiments
  • geek-out with innovative technology
  • indulge in arts and crafts
  • and so much more!


Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.