Blog : The 3rd Annual Dover Mini Makers Faire

By Sam Lane | Aug 12, 2015 | in

On Saturday August 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., be sure to make it to the 3rd annual Dover Mini Makers Faire. The event is comprised of interactive demos, building sessions and lots of other fun activities to get you and your kids’ brains in gear. The event is located in Henry Law Park in Dover, NH. Both new and returning local businesses, university services and public groups will be attending, each with their own slice of inventiveness to share. All makers and creators are encouraged to attend to perform, showcase a project, or to simply show off something cool that you’ve invented! Early bird sign-up is open now for those who hope to hop on the opportunity as soon as possible. Early bird ticket pricing are being sold for $8 per person.

Returning groups Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and University of New Hampshire will be demonstrating Remotely Operated Vehicles as part of the Office of Naval Researched STEM Outreach Program. Attendees will get the chance to drive their own Remotely Operated Vehicles in a 1000-gallon tank or even in the Cocheco River. Portsmouth Public Library will also be returning to the Faire prepared with a few hands-on projects for all to try.

3D hubs will be doing promotional demos for local and personalized manufacturing though 3D printing. In addition to all this,
Green Alliance Business Partners such as Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE), New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV), and Chinburg Properties are sponsors of the faire.

Last year CCNNE tabled the event to present some of their incredible sustainability efforts. Representatives of CCNNE showed that through reusing recycled materials we could repurpose the plastic bottles to become a useful end product such as North Face jackets and other articles of clothing.

NHPTV, a statewide media source for New Hampshire, has always promoted free educational resources and workshops and is a proud sponsor of the mini makers faire. NHPTV has supported many environmentally focused groups to back the efforts in making New Hampshire a more sustainable state.

With so many incredible sponsors and makers attending, the Dover Mini Makers Faire will be the only one of its kind in New Hampshire. Take the opportunity to see innovative minds and future scientists take to the stage to show the local community what projects, performances and ideas they have developed over the year.

Fore more information on Coca-Cola Bottling of Northern New England, visit their Business Partner page.

For more information on Chinburg Properties, visit their Business Partner page.

For more information on New Hampshire Public Television, visit their Business Partner page.

For ticket information, visit the Mini Makers Faire page.