Call to Makers 2019 Key Dates

April 2 – Maker Application Opens. Be cool and submit early!


June 1 –  Maker Application Closes –extended to June 15


June 16 – June 30 Waitlist Applications

We are nearly full up, but if your project is amazing, reach out… there’s a chance we can still squeeze you in.


June 30 – Target Date for Final Project Acceptance


July 15 – Target Date for Project Map and Final Schedules


July 22 – Maker Faire Detroit Site Build Begins


July 26 – Maker Project Set-up and Maker Mixer Thank You Party


July 27 – 28 @ 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM – Maker Faire Detroit


Questions can be sent to the team at

Maker Faire Detroit Application Tips!

    • We will be using the same application system as 2017 & 2018 provided by Maker Media for all Maker Faires. There are some nice enhancements – you can save and return to the application if you can’t complete all one time.


    • Read EVERYTHING! We know it can be tempting to skip a line or two to get right into the application, BUT all of the information is extremely important to know so please read everything! Be as descriptive as possible about your project and fill as much detail as possible since the application cannot be changed after it’s submitted.


    • SPELLCHECK! Especially your e-mail address. E-mail will be our primary source of communication so if your e-mail is spelled incorrectly or has an extra space, you could miss your opportunity to show off at the Faire!


    • Prepare good photos or video content that you can provide with your application. If you are accepted, these will populate the Maker Faire Detroit website!


    • Think about how many Booth Assistants you will need. During the application process, you will be prompted to submit the number of assistants you’re planning to bring to run your project (maximum 5 assistants, unless pre-approved for additional assistant). All assistants MUST be pre-counted to receive their event credentials. If you would like to provide a list of assistants or have any changes to your participant count, email them to


Important Information for Makers

    • For Reference: 2019 Maker Manual Be sure to download and review this year’s important information as soon as possible. To ensure Maker Faire Detroit runs safely and smoothly, all Makers (and their assistants) should be familiar with the manual contents.  Don’t forget to note deadlines!




    • Commercial Makers, Commercial Food Makers & Craft Sales: Once accepted you will receive an email with instructions on how to submit your payment. Please consult the Maker Manual for further details.