MakerFest has Moved!

Big news for 2017! MakerFest is merging with the Pierce County Library System’s DIY Fest. This year’s combined Fest of makers and DIYers is guaranteed to be bigger, and better than ever! For more info visit

Save the Date!

MakerFest 2017

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.

Washington State Fair Events Center, AgriPlex Building

110 9th Ave. SW Puyallup, WA 98371

Exhibitor applications accepted July 1-Sept. 15 at

Thank You!

MakerFest was a blast!

454 people braved the rain to explore and be inspired by Makers in our community.

Were you inspired to start a new project?

Hope to see you all again next year!


Giant Arduino made by the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse.


Megan Kelso
Author & artist Megan Kelso

Free Presentations!

We have some great Maker presentations and workshops scheduled at MakerFest. See the descriptions below.

1-2 pm – LEGO Technics Workshop – Bricks 4 Kidz

  •  MakerFest attendees young and old are invited to build a fun dynamic model using LEGO Technic bricks, gears and motors! Using one-of-a-kind Bricks 4 Kidz model plans and kits, a Bricks 4 Kidz instructor will assist you through the process and you just may learn something too. 

2-3 pm – DIY Electronic Percussion Instruments – Andrew Angell

  • Do you like making things? Interested in electronic drums and percussion? Andrew will present some ways of building your own electronic percussion instruments; highlighting hardware and software options.

3-4 pm – SpaceWorks Tacoma

  • Many of Spaceworks’ Creative Enterprises are Makers who turn a hobby or innovative idea into a business.  We’ll share the history of Spaceworks, explain our various programs, and highlight some of the Makers we’ve had the privilege of working with.

4-5 pm3D Scanning and Printing – FabLab Tacoma

  • Curious about what 3D scanners and printers can do? Join Fablab Tacoma for an up-close look at the process in action.  

Megan Kelso- Talk & Workshop

Local author and illustrator Megan Kelso will be at MakerFest!

Megan Kelso FlyerComics Can Take Us Places

1-2 p.m.

Discover the weird and wonderful elements of comics. Megan explains how she uses memory, her own life, research, and photo references to create sequential panels that evoke the feeling of a specific, inhabited world.

Making Comics with Doodles and Diagrams

2:30-4 p.m.

This hands-on workshop is for people who would like to make comics—but don’t know where to start.