May 11 2013
15th Maker Faire 2013 Bay Area MAKE Magazine @makerfaire


Come celebrate MAKE magazine’s 15th Maker Faire and eighth anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.

Register here

Saturday – May 18th, 2013 from 10am – 8pm

Sunday – May 19th, 2013 from 10am – 6pm




How do I get my tickets once I have purchased them online?
Tickets purchased on-line, will receive an email confirmation with a link to print your eTickets from your computer.


I did not receive an email confirmation when I ordered my tickets, what should I do?
Check your spam or gray mail folder, in case it was misdirected. If you are unable to find it, email to have it resent. Please include the name and email address used to order the tickets.


I am not able to print my tickets, what should I do?
Adobe has a site which reviews the common issues with printing .pdf files

In the article you will see the quickest resolution is to print as an image – Step 1

If this article doesn’t help to resolve the issue, please let us know. We can send you the .pdf as an email attachment rather than having you access the ticket from the link in the email. And of course, if that doesn’t work, we can print the tickets and get them to you by another means. Please feel free to reach us at


The tickets have my name but I want to give them as a gift, donate, etc., can the be used by someone else?
Yes, the tickets are transferrable. The name on the ticket does not need to be the ticket holder at the gate. If you would like to have the name on the ticket changed or removed, please contact, we can update the tickets on your behalf.


What day(s) and hour(s) will Maker Faire be open to the public?
Saturday, May 18th – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 19th – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Where can I park my RV?
We suggest you contact the San Mateo Event Center directly to get specific answers to your RV parking questions. Expo Center phone number is (650) 574-3247, their RV parking form is here:


Will you have bike parking?
Yes, secure Valet Bicycle Parking is provided by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.


How much are the tickets?
Retail tickets range in price from $15-$45 for a full day pass. Purchase in advance and save up to $20 for a weekend adult pass and even more for groups over ten. Special Early Bird discounted prices for online ticket sales are valid through March 15, 2013. Advance ticket prices available online between March 16, 2013 and May 17, 2013. Ticket prices will increase at the gate. Buy early online for the best pricing and to avoid lines at the gates.

Who do I contact if I still have questions about tickets, prices, discounts or Maker Faire?
Please email or call 707.827.7169

  Day Tickets Early Bird Purchase
Until March 15th
March 16th – May 17th
May 18th – May 19th
Adult (21 and over) $25.00 $30.00 $ 35.00
Student (13 to 21) $15.00 $20.00 $ 25.00
Youth (4-12) $ 10.00 $15.00 $ 20.00
Kids (3 and under) Free Free Free
  Weekends Tickets Earlybird Purchase
Until March 15th
March 16th – May 17th
May 18th – May 19th
Adult (21 and over) $45.00 $55.00 $65.00
Student (13 to 21) $25.00 $35.00 $45.00
Youth (4-12) $15.00 $25.00 $35.00
Kids (3 and under) Free Free Free




Get Discounted Maker Faire tickets at the following locations:


Los Altos—4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos 94022


Palo Alto—774 Emerson Street, Palo Alto 94301


San Mateo—1010 Park Place, San Mateo 94403


Franklin—1765 California Street, San Francisco 94109


Haight Street—690 Stanyan Street, San Francisco 94117


San Rafael—340 Third Street, San Rafael 94901


Day Pass Ticket Pricing

  • Children 3 and under are free; Rain or Shine; No Refunds.  While Supplies Last.



Regular Price:

At the Gate Price:

Whole Foods Market Price:

Adult One Day Pass (21 and over):




Student One Day Pass (13 -21 or w/ student ID):




Youth One Day Pass ( 4-12):






Maker Faire offers a variety of discounts off the full retail price.

Group Discount  20% Discount for group of 12 or more –  must be purchased by May 17th

Maker Faire was created for people with people!   Come with your friends, family, clubs, company, posse, band, organization, etc.  Just follow the directions below and have a blast!  To take advantage of our group discount, tickets must be purchased at the same time.  Please click this link and fill out a bit of information for discount availablity for groups of 12 or more. Group discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount tickets must be purchased by May 17th, 2013 (Midnight PST).

Education Discount 35% Discount for Qualified Teachers and your Students

Maker Faire offers a 35% discount for qualified teachers and your students.  If you would like discounted teacher ticket for Maker Faire Bay Area 2013, please use the following link. You will need to verify that you teach 15 or more students in a classroom setting.   Discounts cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount tickets must be purchased by May 17th (Midnight PST). 

Military Discount $10 OFF

Military Discount is good for all U.S. Active Duty (including all National Guard & Reservists) and retired military service members.   Military Discount is $10 off all ticket types for Early Bird, Advance or Onsite ticket sales.  Military ID will be required at the gate. Limit 4 tickets per transaction.  This Military Discount cannot be combined with any other offer. To apply your military discount, please click HERE.

Sunday Family Pass $75.00 ONLINE purchase only

Valid for entry on Sunday only from 10am-1pm. Entry for up to 5 attendees (any age) – all must be present when ticket is redeemed. Please note, this offer is NOT AVAILABLE for purchase onsite. This special offer cannot be combined with other discounts, e.g., Group, Eduction and/or Military. Sunday Family Pass is $75.00 and must be purchased by May 17th  (Midnight PST).


Maker Faire – Booster Pass Special Offering!

Become a Maker Faire Booster and help support the efforts of the Makers and the Maker Movement!
You and your guest will get to experience Maker Faire from behind the scenes and get the unique opportunity to meet Make Editors, Makers, and a host of creative and fun people involved in the making of Maker Faire.
Becoming a Maker Faire Booster entitles you and your guest (two attendees) to:
  -participate in pre-event activities
– get a sneak peak of Makers and their projects during setup on Thursday
– enjoy the opening Maker Dinner and Entertainment on Friday evening
– access priority parking and gate entrance
– gain entry to the Booster Area onsite
– receive special “Maker Faire”, Maker Shed and Make items
Maker Faire Booster passes will be limited.  
Cost: $1,000 (access for two)
No discounted tickets apply for this level of sponsorship.

MAKE Magazine Subscription Special – Adult Ticket Offer

Register for a one year subscription to MAKE magazine (4 issues) for $35.00 and receive an Adult Day Pass for FREE ($35 value). Subscription will start with the next quarter’s issue (Vol 34 – available 7/2013). 


Can I volunteer at Maker Faire? 

Yes. We have a new volunteer Maker In Training program this year. Click here for more information: Maker in Training.


What if it rains?
The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. Fortunately, we will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.


What can I expect?
To have the time of your life! You’ll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn.


This contract limits the liability of Maker Media, Inc. (“MM”) and its affiliates.  You acknowledge that Maker Faire exhibits and activities are inherently hazardous, and that risks to you as a Maker Faire attendee include physical injury and property damage. You are solely responsible for supervising/controlling the behavior of the children in your party for your for their safety. By purchasing this ticket and/or participating in Maker Faire exhibits and/or activities, you assume all risks to you and/or your children of such, including damage, loss, harm, injury and death to your person(s) and all risks resulting from negligent instruction or supervision, and you release MM from all corresponding liability to you and your successors. Your rights are waived to any images and/or recordings you may appear in while at Maker Faire and any/all related promotional or documentary materials.


Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.

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