Maker Faire or Bust

by Robyn Roark on May 18, 2012

My family has never been to the Maker Faire.  Sometimes we had plans, sometimes I just plain forgot.  I know my son will love it.  I know his father would love it.  I know I’d love it.  But getting it onto the crazy packed weekend schedule has proved impossible.  There should be a booth for that at the Maker Faire… I’m sure all the mothers would be crowded around a booth offering scheduling solutions — an impossible feat in social engineering.

This year, the stars (or perhaps the moon and sun) aligned to give us a free day on Sunday.  Making babysitting arrangements for my toddler – who would undoubtedly destroy the fair in his wake – my older son and I are heading to the Maker Faire.  I’ve downloaded the free app, found free parking and shuttle service from Oracle, and have poured over the exhibits.  I don’t know what to expect other than crowds and lots of unique things.  A friend also told me there is funnel cake.  What more could we ask for?

I haven’t told my son anything about the Maker Faire yet.  I figured I’d follow the tenets of the fair and let my son get hands-on with it.  I can’t wait to see his face light up when he realizes just how very cool our day at the Maker Faire will be.

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you can get discounted tickets at participating Whole Foods markets throughout the weekend.  Advanced priced tickets are available online until midnight tonight.

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