Kami Wilt, the event’s producer (also known as the genius behind the), describes the Mini Maker Faire as “a one-day, family-friendly event to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, think, play, and be inspired.” It’s not only a showcase for the DIY spirit, as exemplified by the 65 diverse and amazingly creative makers participating, but also a one-day school of sorts, where kids and adults can learn new skills, both useful and purely whimsical.
Full disclosure: I am volunteering at the event, and Alt Ed Austin is one of its official sponsors. Why? Because it’s a natural fit: the schools, camps, and other programs featured on this site embrace hands-on learning, and the AMMF is a celebration of that learning-by-doing model. Truthfully, though, I got involved mostly because it’s going to be tons of fun!
Tickets at the gate are reasonably priced ($10 for kids 18 and under, $15 for adults), and even($7 for kids, $10 for adults). But one lucky reader will get two free passes (good for either kids or adults), compliments of Alt Ed Austin. Just leave a comment below, telling me which , , or special you are most interested in visiting at the Faire. The winner will be selected randomly from all relevant responses submitted by 9:00 pm today. The winner will be announced in an update to this post as well as on the .
Good luck, and see you at the Faire!
UPDATE: Randomly selected using a fancy little Excel formula, the winner is Lawrence Manzano (commenter #4). Congratulations, Lawrence, and enjoy the Austin Mini Maker Faire! Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing and visited Alt Ed Austin.