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RVA Makerfest 2017

  • Science Museum of Virginia 2500 West Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

90 local makers, tinkerers, hobbyists and entrepreneurs will gather at the Science Museum of Virginia for the fourth annual RVA MakerFest. This FREE, family-friendly event features hands-on demonstrations in robotics, science, art, technology, engineering, sustainability, food, music and fashion.

Attendees will be able to engage with makers including robotic teams, blacksmiths, glassblowers, video game programmers, 3D printer technologists, jewelers, screen printers, scientists, puppeteers, artists, craft beer brewers and more. Makers will lead quick hands-on making activities for attendees as well as have HANDMADE GOODS FOR SALE. 

Local food trucks and Väsen Brewing Company's craft beer will be available and the museum exhibits will be open to the public. 

RVA MakerFest has 3 components:
1 - Celebrate & showcase the awesome talent of RVA makers
2 - Educate attendees about how things are made by watching demonstrations and making items at makers' booths
3 - Connect attendees with makers and makers with makers

Making activities for children and adults! Take home what you make!

Earlier Event: October 1
Y'ART Sale
Later Event: October 28
Manchester Harvest Festival