Inventors, creators, tinkerers, engineers, enthusiasts, crafters and artists from across the Southeast will gather at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Downtown for the eighth annual Maker Faire Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28.

Maker Faire Atlanta is free to attend but pre-registration is required. You can reserve tickets here.

Part science fair and part art festival, Maker Faire Atlanta is open to all ages festival, and  15,000-plus people are expected to attend this year’s event, which features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

“We’re excited to once again bring all kinds of makers and non-makers together to be inspired by and share new ideas, creations and innovations,” said Milton Walker III, interim executive director of the Southeast Makers Alliance, host of this year’s Maker Faire. “From art and crafting to drone and robot racing, there’s something for all interests!”

More than 100 makers are signed up to share their ideas, passions and projects, including costume and textile designers, woodworkers, blacksmith and precious metal makers, tech hackers, robot builders, LEGO architects, independent manufacturers and graphic and visual artists. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills as they take part in a range of interactive exhibits.

For more details and a schedule of events, visit atlanta.makerfaire.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.