WHAT:  Coeur d’Alene’s First Annual Maker Faire

WHERE:  Gizmo Cd’A  283 N. Hubbard Avenue, on the North Idaho College campus

WHEN: Saturday, July 13th from 10:00AM -5:00 PM




  •     What is a Maker Faire?

A Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Want to learn more? Visit our website:


  • Where is the Maker Faire going to be located?

Gizmo, Coeur d’Alene’s Makerspace is located at 283 N. Hubbard on the North Idaho College campus. The event occurs in the Makerspace parking lot, in the makerspace shops, and in the grass area going toward the beach from the makerspace.


  • What is the definition of a maker?

Anyone who is passionate about their art or craft! This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers across the Inland Northwest and beyond—anyone who is embracing the DIY or DIT (do-it-together!) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.  Exhibits that are interactive or highlight the process of making things are especially desired. The more hands-on and interactive your project, the better!


  • How do I apply to be a maker or vendor at the Maker Faire?

All applications can be accessed through our website at:

There are four pages to this application. Your application is complete only after you click [SUBMIT] on the last page of this form. At any time, you can save your application with the [Save and Continue Later] link at the bottom of each page. During the application process, do not refresh your browser, or your answers may be lost.


  • What are the deadlines for applying to be a maker at the Maker Faire?

Call for makers and artists is now open. Our priority deadline was May 9th, 2019, but will still accept applications past that date. 

  • How much does it cost to be a maker or vendor at the Maker Faire?

Individual or small groups of makers who are selected to participate are not charged for their booth space if they are either showing ongoing demonstrations OR they offer a hands on, interactive activity for participants. Commercial vendors who are selected to participate are not charged for their booth space if they are both showing ongoing demonstrations AND offer a hands on, interactive activity for participants. If Commercial vendors do not fit the stated criterium, they will be charged a $200 booth fee. Individual or small group makers who want to sell only will be charged a $60 booth fee.


  • What time is set up and tear down for makers and vendors?

Set up time opens at 7:00AM the day of the event. Participants are not allowed to tear down their booth until the event ends at 5:00PM. The Maker Faire does not provide booth sitters for vendors. If you need special arrangements made for set up or tear down please contact us at :


  • Can I sell things at the Maker Faire?

Of course! We support artisans selling their craft. We just want to make sure this event is as interactive as possible, hence pricing differences for sales only vs. interactive or hands on booths.


  • What are the booth options at the Maker Faire?

There will be both indoor and outdoor booths at the event. For outdoor booths participants are allowed to bring a tent and select booths will have access to electricity if notified in advance via the artist application on our website. When filling out the online application ( you will be asked what kind of booth you are looking to host, the definitions are as follows:

Maker, Group, or Non-Profit Booth (interactive OR ongoing demonstration, may be selling or promoting items): FREE

Small Maker Booth (non-interactive, individuals selling or promoting items they have made themselves):  $60

Commercial Booth (interactive AND ongoing demonstrations, may be selling or promoting items): FREE

Commercial Booth (non-interactive AND/OR non-demonstrative, companies selling or promoting items): $200